Congratulations to former Reason staffer (and current contributing editor) Dave Weigel, who has just been hired to cover the right for The Washington Post:
Weigel joins the Post on April 5, and will be launching a blog focused on the conservative movement, tea party activists, and how the GOP's preparing for November….
Weigel will primarily write online, but like Chris Cillizza--and other bloggers--could still contribute to the print edition when needed.
"I've been lucky to cover a really amazing, surprising political story in the remaking of the GOP and the rise of the Tea Parties," Weigel told POLITICO. "I take them seriously; they're building something brand new, something that defies conventional wisdom. If readers get a deeper understanding of these people, their strategy, and their ideas, then I'm doing my job."