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That whole brevity thing for the tl;dr generation

This is more along the lines of a programming note. Often, very often in fact, I come across things on the interwebs that fill me with equal measures of both  childish delight and existential dread, but they lack enough heft to make them worthy of  eight hundred words, — give…

Heritage Foundation’s hip-hop-happenin’ intertube joint for kidz will be ‘da bomb,’ yo

The predominately white middle-aged white buttoned-down white irons-their-socks white fully-clothed-when-having-sex white guys at the Heritage Foundation have surveyed the internet landscape and — porn sites aside — have found it wanting. Sure a few new sites have sprung up in the last few months: Nate Silver’s Gay Math Hogwarts FiveThirtyEight,…

Ezra Klein, Glenn Greenwald and the odd rise of personal brand journalism

There is a new vision of journalism – call it the auteur school – in which the business shifts from being organized by institutions to being organized around individual journalists with discrete followings. The latest development is the announcement by Ezra Klein that he will leave the Washington Post and is looking…

Ezra Klein: Republicans on ‘kamikaze mission’ against Obamacare

Washington Post columnist and MSNBC guest host Ezra Klein on Monday night said the Republican war against the Affordable Care Act has turned into a campaign of self-sacrifice. “This is a weird thing that’s happened to the campaign against Obamacare,” he remarked. “It began as most campaigns do, as a…

Journolist, gossip, and haters: a rant

I was going to post on the newest fucked up revelations about the Sharron Angle campaign, but right now I’m so fucking pissed about this whole situation with Dave Weigel resigning and Ezra Klein shutting down Journolist, I’m going to post on that instead. My thoughts are scattershot, so instead…

Victory dance—dance, pandas, dance!

Congrats to Ezra Klein! I can’t think of anyone who deserves it more. But we have to give him hell and remind him where he came from. I see a bright future for young Klein. Congratulations again!…

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