NO BENEN, NO BILL… How important was Steve Benen’s blogging and his strategy memo in getting the health care legislation back on track after Martha Coakley’s loss in January? Very, says Andrew Sabl. Tim at Balloon Juice agrees. So do his colleagues at the Washington Monthly. Congratulations, Steve. Congrats also to two other bloggers whose work Sabl rightly credits with helping turn the tide, Kevin Drum and Brian Beutler–both of whom, I’m proud to say, are alumni of this magazine.
Paul Glastris is the editor in chief of the Washington Monthly.
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