Judging by the sports page, there’s not a lot of good news coming out of Ann Arbor these days. Fortunately there is more to Ann Arbor than the Hash Bash and sadly declining sports teams we at the University of Chicago would feel guilty adding to our schedule.
For example, there is Jonathan Cohn’s new blog, Citizen Cohn. Jonathan describes his new blog thusly,
Iâ€™ve come to appreciate that blogging is not an alternative to journalism. It is journalism, only faster and with more room for experimentation. Or, at least, it can be.
With “Citizen Cohn,” I hope to produce something along those lines. The primary focus will be domestic policy and politics, with a small bit of intellectual wandering and, perhaps, a little crusading, as well. Health care, the subject Iâ€™ve covered most intensely over the last decade, will figure prominently in my writing. But you can expect to read items on a great many other subjects, as wellâ€”from the future of unions and the politics of family to the state of journalism and, yes, the Boston Red Sox.
I don’t know quite what this blog will be. I do know it will be among the best reporting and commentary you’ll find anywhere.
Good luck, Jonathan. And ship me a $12 sandwich from Zingerman’s, would you? I miss that.
3 thoughts on “Why are you reading me when you could be reading Jonathan Cohn’s new blog?”
It seems like a worthwhile read, but I resent any blog that requires a subscription to the magazine to comment.
What Prup said. Also, as Jonathan Cohn notes, "Citizen Cohn" was used as the title of a TV film about Roy Cohn. Some years earlier, Nick Von Hoffman used the same title for his book on Roy Cohn. Given that history, you'd think Jonathan could have come with something more original and less ambiguous.
Harold Pollack: "Judging by the sports page, there’s not a lot of good news coming out of Ann Arbor these days. Fortunately there is more to Ann Arbor than the Hash Bash and sadly declining sports teams we at the University of Chicago would feel guilty adding to our schedule. "
Actually, sports aren't happening in Ann Arbor right now – I just drove by the stadium, and nothing was going on. Wait until September. Unless you meant those other whatevers that some people do while waiting for football to start.
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