April 27, 2003

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's still a little dry, but Kaus is good, and Hitchens is positively smoking.

Posted by: Michael J. Totten at April 27, 2003 10:45 PM

I love Slate, but I always have.

Posted by: Matt Moore at April 28, 2003 08:26 AM

I never read Slate much at all until a few months ago, when a friend recommended it. (Disclosure -- since then I've been an occasional contributor.) But I think Slate's the ideal online magazine. There's precious little original reporting, but the writers always at least appear to have done their homework. They're also great at digging out the "hidden lede" of many stories, and -- this is nice -- have no pretense at being on the cutting edge of anything.

Posted by: Scott MacMillan at April 28, 2003 09:57 AM

Everyone should go read Scott's blog -- He's a terrific writer, and one more reason to like Slate!

Posted by: Matt Welch at April 28, 2003 10:28 AM

Well, their reason for paying Kaus to put his blog on Slate has worked, at least with me. Of course, I don't think I've been influenced by their ads, tho you never know. Mildly irritated yes. BTW, Kaus vs. Kurtz is priceless. Where'd we be without that man?

Posted by: Lloyd at April 28, 2003 05:47 PM

I actually don't read Slate as much now as I used to, now that I'm more into the blog scene. But I have always thought it was a pretty good column. Before his untimely demise, Scott Shugar's early-morning roundup of all the major newspapers was a must-read. And several of their columnists--Hitchens, Kaus, Kinsley, and Gregg Easterbrook's Tuesday Morning Quarterback, most notably--are excellent reads. (Although Kinsley not as much anymore. I'm not sure if the Parkinsons is effecting him or what.)

Posted by: James Joyner at May 2, 2003 04:37 PM
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