Monday, July 29, 2013


Not sure how much I'll post today and tomorrow because Greg is taking a couple days off, so I'll be over there more than usual.

Meanwhile, over the weekend we here at Plain Blog celebrated a birthday; I've been doing this four years, now. Woo! Easy slogan for the occasion: Four More Years!

Thanks are due: to Greg, to the other folks at the Post and at Salon and TAP; to John and the other political science bloggers; to all the great commenters here; and especially to those who have supported Plain Blog with kind words and links. Thank you!

I suppose I should thank all the politicians and hack journalists who have provided easy items for me over the years, but that wouldn't be very nice, would it?

At any rate, I appreciate everyone's support. Thank you! Plenty more to come.


  1. I don't know if I've commented on here before but I really enjoy your blog. It's up there with my other favorites, Jon Chait and Kevin Drum.

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  3. Congrats on the milestone, and thanks for the forum. If there's one thing I've learned back here, its this:

    If you ever find a community where the people are

    a) mostly intelligent,
    b) mostly gracious, and
    c) mostly in disagreement with you -

    that's an incredibly valuable thing. Best wishes for continued success.

    1. Amen! It's kind of like finding a restaurant that's just popular enough to stay in business, but not so popular that it's hard to get a table or for the restaurant to maintain quality.

  4. Happy birthday Plain Blog!

  5. Dr. B,


  6. Jonathan,

    I have to admit when I first started seeing your work in the Post I thought "oh great another lefty." But you've grown on me. I come at this from a different political perspective but I've come to appreciate your earnestness and civility. Your work is now on my must-read list each day.

    So congrats! And I look forward to more.

  7. Thanks for the kind words, everyone -- and thanks for reading, and more importantly, thanks to the regular commenters.


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