New and Improved

No, you didn’t accidentally go to the wrong site. There’s no need to check the url. I’m thrilled to report that the redesign of the Washington Monthly‘s site is complete and online.

We’re going with a “soft launch” this weekend, unveiling the new site and working out any kinks that may arise, and then formally kicking things off on Monday morning.

Until then, take a look around, kick the tires, and let us know what you think. Political Animal is still right here on the home page, just as before, but you’ll no doubt notice plenty of other features and content. I’ll have more on this on Monday morning.

Also note, there’s a new commenting system. It’ll take a little getting used to, but it’s a more reliable system, which will, among other things, greatly reduce the amount of spam.

As for the weekend schedule, my plan is to maintain the normal posting schedule today and tomorrow.

So, enjoy the new-and-improved site and us know what you think.

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Steve Benen

Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.