Josh Marshall

Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.

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"At first, I questioned my assumption that black people in America generally don’t go off into the forest to pitch a tent and cook beans over a fire. I am an urban negro, a man of the cities, but what of blacks in rural areas or blacks with high concentrations of white friends?"

Brandon Harris looks straight at the unbearable whiteness of camping.

I'm fascinated by the budding cultural politics of shirts, as we're seeing it play out over the last few days in professional sports. As you've no doubt seen, a growing number of African-American professional athletes have either worn the Garner-related "I Can't Breathe" shirt or in the case of the St Louis Rams and others the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" gesture tied to the death of Michael Brown.

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Fascinating breakdown in the effort to avoid a government shutdown. And in a new twist it's Obama and Reid and Boehner trying to force the current bill through. Earlier I noted what appears to be a big (though not much discussed) shift in national Democrats stance toward Wall Street. Here I think there's another shift - though a tactical one rather than one of basic positions. Unlike in the past, House Democrats aren't necessarily there to give Boehner the votes he needs when he can't bring his right wingers to heel.