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Ross Douthat Replaces Bill Kristol as New York Times Columnist

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I’d say congratulations are in order to Ross Douthat, the new hire at The New York Times. Dumping Bill Kristol in favor of Ross is a very smart move—probably the smartest one (Virginia Postrel?) the Times could have made—and will generate a conservative column that progressives will have reason to read and take seriously.

On a personal note, I’m pretty sure that when I was talking to Ross about leaving The Atlantic I specifically told him that the Times wasn’t going to have an op-ed page by the time they got around to giving guys our age columns, so there was no sense in him clutching to his idle legacy media dreams.