Josh Marshall

Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.

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Check out this post from Tom Kludt about the conservative journalist who "broke" the purported vote buying story in Mississippi. Feels like part of a pattern for a cadre of young reporters who've come up around The Daily Caller, Breitbart and other Free Beaconish type outlets. Very aggressive, a pretty substantial number of mistakes that might have ended careers in other places and just a guerilla partisan type mentality that you might say makes them part of the O'Keefe generation. Combined with that is a penchant for starting up a plethora of new, often one man type outlets (nothing wrong with that certainly), often while working for one or more of the franchise publications. As Johnson, the focus of Tom's piece, puts it on the fundraising page for his new venture, "I have a long history of winning the narrative."

As Ed Kilgore explains here, the Hobby Lobby decision truly opens a pandora's box potential litigation in a new 21st century version of the culture war, in which your ability to opt out of public law is untethered from what your religion actually says or even the factual basis of your claims. Of course, the government shouldn't be in the position of adjudicating the internal structure of your religious beliefs. But that's one of many reasons why giving a broad ability to opt out of the law based on any religious scruple you claim is so unworkable in a democratic context.

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Dizzy Gillespie, Bob Cranshaw, James Moody, Louis Bellson, Coleman Hawkins Don Dyas, T. Bone Walker, Clark Terry and others at Amsterdam airport as part of the Jazz at the Philharmonic tour. November 18th, 1966.