Josh Marshall

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Notable that in what appears to be primarily a feud with Scarborough, Trump cannot help focusing almost entirely on cohost Mika Brzezinski, calling her in two short tweets: "off the wall", "neurotic", "insecure" and a "not very bright mess." This latest blow up speaks for itself. But with this guy's issues with women, think about the internal tension and coming blow up being driven by the fact that he's currently getting crushed by a woman.

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I wanted to return to what is certainly the stupidest and yet also one of the most important debates of the 2016 cycle: Trumpers, angry racists or economically stressed victims of globalization? By calling it the stupidest debate I don't mean to insult anyone. I've participated in it to some degree and I generally place myself on one side of it. But like any debate which seeks to make a fixed ideological orthodoxy over whether the chicken preceded the egg or vice versa, it can't help but degenerate into something semantic, embattled and ultimately stupid. In any case, it is still a critical question since Trumpism is a hugely significant development in contemporary US politics. So we need to understand what it is, where it comes from and where it's going.

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It's a small detail. But a telling one, I think. On Friday the Trump campaign put out word that Paul Manafort had been fired. "Asked to resign," as the euphemism has it. One more gratuitous indignity. It's part of the man (Trump) and the culture.

Trump on Fox explained the disastrous lives of African-Americans who have no money, education, or really anything, as he tells it. Things are so bad "what do they have to lose" by voting for Trump. Video after the jump.

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I want to strongly recommend you watch this video clip from CNN after the jump. It's a simple package of a segment of a Donald Trump speech followed by a brief interview by CNN's Brianna Keilar with former Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA), now serving as a Trump surrogate.

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I want to respect that empathy comes hard to monsters. But I don't think video of this transparently craven stunt will wear well. It's like someone told Richie Rich he needed more extracurriculars on his college app. Video after the jump ...

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We've got a lot of news today. But I wanted to make sure you saw this. You likely saw the headline about the violent hater who terrorized an Arab-American family in Oklahoma before finally murdering the son. Allegra Kirkland took a closer look at how the horrifying tale unfolded.

As I've mentioned a number of times and as recently as the piece I wrote last night, the FARA enforcement system has always been a bit of a joke. There are various ways to tiptoe around compliance and the folks in charge of the office - at least back when I was actively reporting on these kinds of stories - were hardly interested in aggressive enforcement. But having perused some more materials and talked to a few more people, I think Paul Manafort likely has serious legal problems on his hands.

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