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Josh Marshall

Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.

Articles by Josh

After rolling over the Iraqi National Army in much of the Sunni heartland of Iraq, ISIS has now made significant territorial gains in Iraqi Kurdistan. This isn't just bad news for the US inasmuch as the Iraqi Kurds have been close to the United States. It also suggests some major misreadings (perhaps more than one or two) of key elements of what is happening in what we might now call the former Iraq.

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Was Abraham Lincoln, the 'Great Emancipator', a racist? This question is raised again by the news that a copy of a book about 'racial science' has been identified as having Lincoln's handwriting in its pages.

It's a perennial question, a deeply anachronistic question, but also a critically important one given Lincoln's role as perhaps the most revered and significant political figure in all of American history. It's also a question I have some level of expertise on. So without trying to answer the question in a definitive way, I thought I would provide a few factual guideposts about how to approach the issue and what we know.

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Police seize semi-automatic rifles, ammunition, body armor and smoke grenades from home of Cleveland area judge.

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