Congrats

Kevin Drum is moving to MoJo, Steven Benen is moving to the Washington Monthly.

I will probably remember to fix my links to them sometime in 2010.






16 replies
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    Jake says:

    Both of those guys are really sharp.

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    jake says:

    I don’t read Drum but Benen is the first blog I ever read.

    I will probably remember to fix my links to them sometime in 2010.

    Don’t bother, by that time this place will be all Word Press Error all the time.

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    jibeaux says:

    O/T, but how is it that I have just learned about Bush saying he disagreed that America had problems, to Bob Costas? Dammit, I HATE work!

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    Incertus says:

    Benen and Hilzoy at the Washington Monthly? I might have to start reading them.

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    Punchy says:

    The shrillness, pearl-clutching, and general banality over at GOS is getting ridiculous.

    And it’ll get worse: McCain just opened a 5 point lead on Obama.

    Ouch.

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    wasabi gasp says:

    So, what about the rumor that you’re getting snatched up by firedoglake?

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    And it’ll get worse: McCain just opened a 5 point lead on Obama.

    Indeed. The Chicken Littles will take “little” time to think through that this is one poll, its August before the convention, Obama’s been on vacation, and McCain is trying to spend every possible penny now. Once the Rep Convention is over and McCain is on the public’s dime he loses control of his message because he won’t have the money to keep up with Obama’s fundraising juggernaut. McCain will once again be at the mercy of his corporate masters and a gang of criminals at the RNC. Jesus! Just like the good old days of the Keating Five!

    I am looking forward to the Obama campaign rolling out the ground game its been spending copiously on. McCain’s only chance of even pretending to be a legitimate contender is right now. I don’t think most Republicans realize what’s about to punch them right in the shiny pearly whites.

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    Xanthippas says:

    I’ve been reading Drum at the Washington Monthly for years now; it’ll be strange to see him in a new place.

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    John Cole says:

    Speaking of Chicken Littles, the best thing about Rachel Maddow getting her show is going to be lefties flame her, because Rachel is pretty excitable and often focuses on the worst case scenario as the only possibility. I can see the comments now-“Why is she pushing right-wing narratives,” etc. Although, then again, that is the defining characteristic of most Democrats when facing election news.

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    RSA says:

    Drum and Benen are numbers 2 and 3 on my blog bookmark list–I think this is good for both of them.

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    srv says:

    So, what about the rumor that you’re getting snatched up by firedoglake?

    I heard he and Amanda were going to start a new blog called Panda-Juice.

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    Warren Terra says:

    Apparently Hilzoy is staying put at Obsidian Wings and mirroring her posts at the Washington Monthly. I’m biased, of course, but even just as a reader I believe there’s a much better class of commenter at Obsidian Wings than (at least currently) at the Washington Monthly, so I wouldn’t update her URL in the blogroll.
    I don’t know whether Steve Benen is doing the same, but if he is I’m sure the same logic would apply.

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    jake says:

    I don’t know whether Steve Benen is doing the same, but if he is I’m sure the same logic would apply.

    From his announcement:

    For Carpetbagger readers, the only thing that’s going to change is the url and the layout. I’m going to keep doing exactly what I’m doing now; just update your bookmarks and follow me to my new home.

    Now that I think about it, I learned about this pit of degradation from CR… Oh well, I guess there’s no way for me to sue him.

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    KRK says:

    John Cole Says:

    Speaking of Chicken Littles, the best thing about Rachel Maddow getting her show is going to be lefties flame her, because Rachel is pretty excitable and often focuses on the worst case scenario as the only possibility. I can see the comments now-”Why is she pushing right-wing narratives,” etc.

    I think the result of Maddow’s own particular brand of chicken-littling will NOT be lefties flaming her for “pushing right-wing narratives,” but rather every liberal/progressive/Obama-supporting blog being inundated between September 8 and November 5 with posts and/or comments about how “we’re DOOMED because Maddow said so last night.” There was a whole lot of that toward the end of the primary, and I just foresee more of the same. Maddow is super smart and I’m very happy that she got a show, but she can sometimes be a pied piper of lefty doom-and-gloom.

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    Francis says:

    Speaking of fixing your links, what ever happened to 538? It’s no longer on the blogroll.

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