Speaking of inequality: I’m glad to see that my own profession of political journalism remains a pure meritocracy at its most rarefied levels, with the announcement that ABC has hired William “Always Wrong” Kristol to offer his pithy thoughts on This Week and other network venues.

I don’t even want to think about what Kristol will be paid for this gig. I suppose he must have a fan base, somewhere. But I think they should have to pay for their access to him by subscription.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.