It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Steve Benen’s blogging. So I was pretty sorry to hear last week that he would no longer be blogging for the Washington Monthly and would be working instead for Rachel Maddow. While it’s of course a triumph for Steve, and well deserved, I was afraid that in transforming himself from blogger to talking head Steve would deprive me of most of his dead-on content and Stakhanovite output.
Not to worry. After a very brief lull, Steve is up and blogging on the Maddowblog, with a format that looks much as it did on Political Animal. The link to his content specifically is: http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_nv/more/section/archive?author=steve-benen
Meanwhile, Ed Kilgore, whose work I’ve always liked (he’s slightly to my right, I guess, but compared to Gingrich and Boehner the daylight between me and a New Democrat hardly matters anymore), is ably, though differently, filling Steve’s old shoes at www.washingtonmonthly.com (Political Animal).
Update: fixed to make the text URLs into hyperlinks (which I thought I’d done already). Thanks to Uncle Vinny for the catch.