The NYT announces that Ross Douthat of the Atlantic will write a column for the paper, replacing Bill Kristol.
There will be criticism from many on my side that the Times had no good reason to hire on another conservative voice but I actually wouldn’t agree with that view. Douthat is a smart, thoughtful and careful conservative. Kristol was/is a propagandist but Douthat is not. I think it’s a very good hire and I think our discourse will be enriched by it.
His blog at The Atlantic is here