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The Guardian’s American invasion is fully underway with the launch today of Guardian America. Unlike, say, the Times of London’s international home page — which is just de-Britted a bit — the Guardian is putting resources behind its American effort, with a staff in Washington and reporting aimed at the American audience. Here’s U.S. editor Michael Tomasky’s welcome letter and here’s an enjoyable defense/defence of their stubborn use of British spelling and style. (Disclosure: I write and consult for the Guardian. I’ll be there next week.)