Noam Scheiber and Jon Chait are two of my favorites on Bloggingheads and at The New Republic. During the primaries and general election, TNR ran two blogs. One that covered general politics and the second the election. The general politics or The Plank was dominated by James Kirchick, a snooty, neocon idealogue, whose grading personality and bad reporting made it impossible for me to read The Plank.
Completely forgetting that Mr. Kirchick was still at TNR, I readded it to my feeder before reading Kirchick defend Israel's new law banning Arab based political parties. To quote John Cole in Nov, James Kirchik is really quite the dick.
To read or not to read, that is the question.
On a complete unrelated note this Bonnie 'Prince' Billy cover of Mariah Carey's "Can't Take That Away" is surprisingly good.
Now playing: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Easy Does It
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