Matt Welch, the man who invented the Warblog, has moved into the Big House with a shiny new job editing the opinion pages at the LA Times. He’s going to be shaping the national political dialog:
I’ll be helping shape the section; editing and writing both columns and editorials, hopefully bringing some new voices to paper, and cooking up new schemes in the steamrooms under Spring Street. I’ll have the pleasure of working for a smart editor I have a great deal of faith in, Andres Martinez.
And not only is he free from the stifling politically correct conformity of Reason Magazine’s Burning Man crowd, he’ll get to be a frequent object of the wrath of assistant DA and petty Times-hater Patterico Frey.
This is definitely a step forward for civilization.