THE ATLANTIC 50… The Atlantic has just published a list of what it considers, based on a very involved set of metrics, the 50 most influential political commentators in the country. Guess who ranks #44, one spot behind Ron Brownstein and one ahead of Lou Dobbs? Our own Steve Benen! Congrats Steve!

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Paul Glastris is the editor in chief of the Washington Monthly. A former speechwriter for President Bill Clinton, he is writing a book on America’s involvement in the Greek War of Independence.