WELCOME….Welcome to Political Animal, the new weblog of the Washington Monthly. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Kevin Drum and until yesterday I wrote a blog called Calpundit. Starting today I’ll be writing this blog.

Why is the Washington Monthly hosting a blog? And why am I writing it? I’ll answer those and other questions later, but for now I just want to welcome everyone to the new digs. Make yourself at home.

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