Live from Yellowstone Lake Lodge: The Washington Post has already lasted longer than I thought it would a decade ago--kept afloat by Jeff Bezos's willingness to commit money to it without doing a proper housecleaning.
It is a great pity:
The Worst Ruth Marcus Column Ever: "We need to freeze this Ruth Marcus column in amber so that it never perishes...:
...Future generations will not believe that it actually existed if they can’t see it with their own eyes.... I thought I had seen Peak Beltway Trolling, but I had not seen anything. How can I find the right analogy for her argument? Imagine if you will that there is a giant anvil hanging by a rope over your head and that the rope is on fire and the anvil will soon fall on you and kill you. Now, imagine that someone comes up with a plan to put out the fire before it burns through the rope and you die. Now imagine that some people are concerned that the rope might catch fire again at some future date and are therefore against putting out the fire right now and saving your life. I could expand on this analogy to make it more realistic, but I think it’s best to keep this really simple. What Ruth Marcus is saying is that of course we should put out this fire, but we shouldn’t be impatient with the people who say that we should not.