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Josh Marshall

Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.

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As you know, a fence-jumper managed to hop the White House fence on Friday and get just inside a White House foyer before he was subdued. The White House seems to be something of a magnet for people - often with some range of psychiatric problems - who hop the fence and make a dash for the mansion. In almost every case, they're tackled somewhere on the lawn before they get very far. But this breach last week is leading the Secret Service to consider further extending the White House security perimeter. President Obama should say no.

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For those of you who use Macs and/or iPhones and iPads, curious what you think of the "flat"/arialized aesthetic of iOS8 and OSX Yosemite. We're discussing it here in The Hive. If you're not a Prime member, shoot me an email and let me know what you think.

Protecting the White House is a very high stakes proposition. The potential costs of getting it wrong are weighty. So I find it notable that none of these guys who've tried to breach the fence - even this guy who managed to get into the building itself - has gotten shot. No shots fired.

We got a huge number of great reader emails in response to my post about "homeland security." One of them came from TPM Reader BD ...

And why on earth was the agency not named the Department of National Security, which would have been the most natural formulation in the world and yet still serve to warm the hearts of the Cheney-Krauthammer claque of folks who like to think they're more serious-minded, vigilant, rock-ribbed, etc. than the rest of us?

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A week ago I saw this piece in The Nation which picked up on a Chris Matthews rant about how defense and security of the "homeland" has become a commonplace phrase in the year's since 9/11. I was heartened by this because this has been a pet issue of mine going back to the months just after 9/11. As I wrote more than a dozen years ago, the phrase "does have a deep blood and soil tinge to it which is distinctly Germanic, more than a touch un-American, and a little creepy."

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