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The Washington Post has finally achieved online balance, by hiring a conservative blogger to make up for those two liberal bloggers they have, who make up for the majority of their Op-Ed page. Fred Hiatt is thrilled to announce that Commentary’s Jennifer Rubin will be launching a blog next month with a “conservative perspective” on “conservative policy-making and Republican campaigns, pundits and politicians.”
(Republicans won the last major election, so the Post must hire more conservatives to reflect their new stature. Once Republicans lose a major election, the Post will of course hire some former Republican speechwriters and aides, so that they don’t have to stoop to finding respectable work. But on the other hand, Ezra Klein.)
In the coming debate at the Post between the neocons — who urge immediate military action against Iran — and the moderates — who have reluctantly come to the tragic conclusion that military action against Iran is the only viable option — Rubin will join the neocons.
Former Post reporter/blogger Dave Weigel — who knows the conservative beat as well as any journalist in the nation, but was fired from the Post for saying a mean thing about Matt Drudge — applauds the hiring.
Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @pareeneMore Alex Pareene.
Like little stars.
World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.