Washington Monthly’s bloggers are making us look bad

Rachel Maddow’s group had the good sense to hire Steve Benen for their blog. Washington Monthly had the equally good sense to hire Ed Kilgore to replace him. I’m proud to call Ed a co-author. Few people can match his encyclopedic knowledge of American politics, particularly the politics within the moderate and conservative locales of the Democratic Party. This weekend, our friend Rich Yeselson has been writing great stuff in the same place. Rich brings a powerful combination of historical scholarship and hard-nosed strategic analysis that few people can match. If you’re not reading each of these guys regularly, you are missing out.

Author: Harold Pollack

Harold Pollack is Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He has served on three expert committees of the National Academies of Science. His recent research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, and American Journal of Public Health. He writes regularly on HIV prevention, crime and drug policy, health reform, and disability policy for American Prospect, tnr.com, and other news outlets. His essay, "Lessons from an Emergency Room Nightmare" was selected for the collection The Best American Medical Writing, 2009. He recently participated, with zero critical acclaim, in the University of Chicago's annual Latke-Hamentaschen debate.

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  1. I couldn’t agree more. Their blogs encourage interesting responses instead of the one liner snark that most leftish blogs inspire by constantly harping on the right wing’s latest outrage.

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