Anyone who reads this site knows that I’m a pretty big fan of Josh Marshall’s weblog, Talking Points Memo. Despite its name, Marshall’s analysis nearly always goes far beyond the talking points and provides real analysis that is refreshingly free of oversimplification. In his most recent article for Washington Monthly, The Post-Modern President, Marshall offers the best explanation of the President’s habits of deception and the larger agenda that demands those deceptions that I’ve read. I use the phrase “must read” too much, so it’s almost certainly devalued, but in this case, I emphatically state that you must read this article regardless of your political leanings.