‘Ahead of the News Cycle’

I just received a really nice email from a Dartmouth professor:

Three days ago I renewed my membership for the first time and was very happy to do so. Although I have not yet engaged in the comment section, I visit your site a number of times a day.

I think one part is underappreciated in your commentaries and your selections: they are often slightly ahead of the news cycle. You have a really good gut feeling for what’s in the air. So much so that I feel inspired to write OpEds after I read your posts (even though I’m an academic from a completely different field).

In this essay for the Los Angeles Review of Books from today, for example, I quoted your comments from last September about Trump shredding our norms. I hope you forgive me that I don’t give enough credit in my essay on justice for all to how much Political Wire has shaped my perspective. That Trump is symptom of a larger crisis is often your point as well.

And this one:

I’m so hooked. I check this website probably ten times a day. Thanks for doing such a great job.

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Thanks to everyone who supports Political Wire!

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