Monday, February 24, 2014

Relaunching Comments

Not sure if anyone is still looking over here, but just in case: I'm doing what I think of as a relaunch of comments over at Bloomberg today. I'm going to begin zapping, pretty aggressively at first.

If any of the old readers (and commenters) from Plain Blog have given up commenting or reading the comments over there, this is a good week to give it another try. I can't promise that it'll be just like it was here...but I'm going to see what I can do. At least I'll give it a try for a while, and see what happens.

On another, the rss feed for the new place isn't ready yet. Yes, it's still planned. They're doing a site redesign, and they've assured me that when the redesign is ready, the rss feed will be. And that's supposed to be? Soon.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Recently at Bloomberg View

I suppose I'll start a new post, and update it throughout the week, with links to current posts over there. As always with these, I may or may not update here in a timely way; your best bet is just to go over to my main page there.

Here are the weekend links:

Friday Baseball Post
What Mattered?
Sunday Question for Conservatives
Sunday Question for Liberals

And Monday, January 13:

Read Stuff, You Should
Why Campaign Finance Laws Make Things Worse
George Miller and the Ruling Class of 1974
Will High Court Trim Presidential Power?

Tuesday, January 14:

Read Stuff, You Should
Catch of the Day
Obamacare Isn't a Success -- or a Failure
Parties Dominate Their Presidential Nominees

Wednesday, January 15:

Read Stuff, You Should
News Media Fudge Unemployment Aid Filibuster

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Looking For Me? I'm Over At Bloomberg View

First post is up:

Will Scandal Cost Christie the Invisible Primary?

Yes, I got "party actors" and who they are into my first post...just worked out that way. More to come!

Again, my general page over there is also up (will get you first paragraphs of each post, click through for full thing...alas, true blogs just aren't happening any more).

Also yesterday:

Catch of the Day

And today, beginning with...yeah, still same name and format:

Read Stuff, You Should

What's So Bad About Political Polarization?

Obama Finally Getting His Act Together on Nominations

Republicans Aren't Too Conservative. They're Too Newt.

There were a few requests for keeping links here to posts there, at least until the rss feed shows up (in a few weeks, after their site redesign is launched)...I haven't decided yet, but I'll try to do them today at least, probably by updating this post.

So what are you doing here? Go over and check it out...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Moving Day

Yes, boxes are being packed and unpacked at Plain Blog world headquarters today for the big move...well, figuratively at least. But in fact the big day is tomorrow.

Bloomberg View is here. And they already have a page for me, here. Empty now, but by late morning tomorrow there should be something there. I'm afraid at first there won't be a dedicated rss feed, but they're actually a few weeks away from a redesign, and among other things one of the benefits will be rss feeds for the authors. I'll have all of that easy to find here once it happens. Meanwhile, you can use that bio page for all new posts, and of course I'll be tweeting out new posts.

Other than that, I think this site is going to go dormant, most likely, although I haven't made any final decisions. I suppose I could use it for any off-topic or personal posting, but I don't really do that sort of thing (and the View folks have assured me every time I bring it up that anything I've written here would be on-topic there).

For regulars: I know you've expressed some concerns about comments. I don't really have a sense yet of how that will go -- but I'm willing to give it an initial try to keep the comments section over there a value-added portion of the blog, as I very much think it has been here. I hate to say it, but probably the best way for that to happen is if some of the regulars here flood the zone at first...but, again, I don't really have a sense of how it will go.

Also for regulars: I'm keeping the morning links posts, pretty much as-is, but I'm thinking about coming up with a new name. I know some of you hate "Read Stuff," and I don't mind taking the opportunity to switch it at this point...but I've come up blank so far. I'm thinking about song titles/lyrics... The Beatles' "Good Morning" seems trite, Tim Armstrong's "Wake up, you son of a bitch" too nasty. I can't say that Colin Moulding's "Wake Up" is one of my favorites...there sure are a lot of songs called "Wake Up," aren't there? I could always go with New Day Rising. I can't think of a good one from Kristin Hersch, or even from Elvis Costello...what am I missing? At any rate, I'm taking suggestions.

One way or another, it's time for the big move. So see you all over there tomorrow!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sunday Question for Liberals

Same one that I did for conservatives: who was your rookie of the year for the first session of Congress? Of those first elected in 2012, who impressed you?

(Fine. I know you all are going to say Elizabeth Warren. So if you have  runner-up, add that one, too).

Sunday Question for Conservatives

Looking back on the first session of Congress -- who is your rookie of the year? Who is the best of those newly elected in 2012?

Saturday, January 4, 2014

What Mattered This Week?

Last time here before the big move...

I'm certainly on board with Greg Sargent's comments this week that the spin over the first few days of ACA exchange plans kicking in doesn't matter.

As far as what does matter on this holiday week...I'm sort of thinking that Kerry's continuing press on Israel/Palestine might matter. How, I'm not sure. And perhaps it doesn't really...very hard to tell. But I'll go with that one.

What do you have? What do you think mattered this week?
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