Tom Kludt

Tom Kludt is a reporter for Talking Points Memo based in New York City, covering media and national affairs. Originally from South Dakota, Tom joined TPM as an intern in late-2011 and became a staff member during the 2012 election. He can be reached at tom@talkingpointsmemo.com.

Articles by Tom

Bill Maher's ongoing criticism of Islam has attracted a ton of attention lately, with the comedian drawing unlikely support from conservative pundits and condemnations from commentators on the left.

But perhaps no one has provided a more thoughtful perspective on Maher's attacks on the religion — which reached a boiling point last week with a fiery debate involving Ben Affleck — than religious scholar Reza Aslan.

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When New York Times columnist David Brooks revealed last month that his son is serving in the Israeli military, plenty of questions followed: Should Brooks have been more open about that fact? Should it preclude him from writing about Israel? Is it any different from a columnist with a child serving in the U.S. military?

We learned Wednesday that the revelation has even brought about a minor disagreement between two Times editors.

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