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Sunday, August 24, 2008


There have been a couple of changes in the lefty blogosphere of late, and it never hurts to keep up. Kevin Drum has been blogging at Washington Monthly's Political Animal for a good couple of years (actually, Drum himself pointed out, he celebrated his sixth anniversary of his start in blogging). This week, he jumped ship in favor of Mother Jones. In the time that he's been Left Blogistan, Kevin has made a solid reputation for thoughtful, considered commentary, and I don't expect that to change any time soon, so that means I've got another new link over there on the right.

While we're at it, we might as well point out that Political Animal is not going away anywhere. Washington Monthly is bringing Steve Benen over from his now defunct Carpetbagger Report to fill Kevin Drum's loafers. Benen has a fair bit if blogging behind him, and he's keeping Political Animal afloat with help from Hilzoy (who's not leaving Obsidian Wings). All of which means that there's yet another deserving blog to follow day-in and day-out as much as possible.


At 12:15 PM, August 24, 2008, Blogger Jason said...

Also worth noting -- and your links reflect this -- that Matthew Yglesias has recently moved from the Atlantic Monthly to Think Progress. I still like checking in on the Atlantic bloggers, though -- I usually find Andrew Sullivan worth reading, and sometimes find some of the other bloggers worth reading.

At 4:00 PM, August 24, 2008, Anonymous Doug said...

I mentioned that a couple of weeks ago when I changed the link, but you're right, the Atlantic bloggers are worth keeping an eye on. I find that I have limited patience for Andrew Sullivan, but I have been able to take him for longer periods lately. James Fallows is also worthy of keeping up with. He tends to blog from the position of an older form journalist, writing more substantive pieces and sticking with different aspects of a subject over multiple posts, but I guess we can also call that "discipline" if we so choose.


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