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Congratulations to David Weigel

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David Weigel, straight shooter

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."

Before this, Weigel covered the conservative movement for The Washington Independent, where his blog has been a must-read for anyone interested in the subject. His archive of Reason stories is here.