Movin’ On Up

Please excuse the extremely light posting over the past week; the combination of pre-admit weekend in Cambridge, a surprise math test, a major government paper I had exactly two days to write, and the life-controlling game that is Assassin have left little time for blogging. The scarcity of actual news – except for Jeremiah Wright’s apparent kamikaze missions against his ex-parishioner – hasn’t exactly helped.
However, I have a housekeeping note, and an awesome one at that. Last month, I applied for a summer internship at The American Prospect, and today I learned that I got it. So this summer I’ll be based in D.C., working for the Prospect. I’m really excited about this; the Prospect‘s alumni (e.g. Nick Confessore, Garance Franke-Ruta, Matt Yglesias) and current staff (e.g. Ann Friedman aka One Blogger, Dana Goldstein, Ezra Klein) include some of my favorite political journalists, and it’s a honor to be able to work for a publication with such an impressive pedigree, not to mention a great record of standing up for liberal principles while others capitulated. Among other responsibilities, this means that I’ll be able to write for Tapped, one of the first blogs I’ve ever read, and probably, along with Matt Yglesias’ and Kevin Drum’s, the one I’ve read the longest. It’s kind of surreal to think that in a few months my posts will be there (and here – I’ll cross-post). Anyway, I’m currently in a state of dazed euphoria, and felt the need to share it.

8 thoughts on “Movin’ On Up

  1. Dylan, congratulations! Such a neat place to get an internship– unusual in the sense that most people who come to DC for an internship go for a Capitol Hill or White House slot. But American Prospect is an awesome magazine, and Tapped similarly is a great blog. A tribute to your excellent blogging. Enjoy DC in the summer- it’s hot, but it’s fun! I shall watch your rise through the blogosphere with great interest.

  2. Wow, congrats to you. But if you’re passing on John’s booze and hookers, I might take your spot (although I can buy my own booze and my girlfriend will be less than thrilled). But opportunities–you takes ’em when you can gets ’em.

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