Now that Mary Katharine Ham has moved her blogging to the big Townhall.com blog, I’d like to introduce HH.com readers to my new guest blogger, Dean Barnett. Dean has been posting at Soxblog, and contributing to the Weekly Standard’s online edition for more than a year now (his most recent piece at the DailyStandard is “Kos, Hezbollah and Israel” ), and is easily one of the best writing talents at work on the web as well as a keen observor of blogging trends. He is, unfortunately, a Red Sox fan, but I will overlook that in order to serve the audience.
My point in having a guest blogger is twofold. First, sometimes I cannot post as frequently as I want to, and as first vacation and then election season looms, I’ll be out and about quite a bit. Dean’s contributions will mean that fewer things will get by that deserve some comment.
Secondly, by sharing the space I hope readers will get very accustomed to the guest blogger and follow him or her wherever they head after they depart. Building audience for folks like Mary Katharine and Dean is a key mission of this blog and Townhall.com generally.
Take it away Dean…