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Ha ha, I kid because I love. Andrew isn't happy with the redesign of this website -- deeply unhappy, in fact --  and you can read his critique on his blog here (Sorry, I can't seem to load his page right now, seriously -- I'll put in the link as soon as I can). He's also skeptical of my endorsement of the new look for this site. I'm sorry to be so corporatist, or whatever the right word is, but I actually think the site looks better than it used to (not a high bar, considering how muddy and hard-to-navigate the old site was). Of course, I don't have much desire to keep track of the "hottest opinions as they break," either, but the Atlantic Wire predates this redesign. And yes, I've read all your emails about how the new Goldblog doesn't look as bloggy as the old Goldblog, but these problems are being addressed as we speak. Ta-Nehisi has various thoughtful thoughts about this process here, and Fallows has even more thoughtier thought-filled thoughts here.

It will all be fine in the end, is my view. The goal, at least for me, is to have a website that supports the journalism of The Atlantic, and if this is the way to get there, then onward and upward. 

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Jeffrey Goldberg is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and a recipient of the National Magazine Award for Reporting. He is the author of Prisoners: A Story of Friendship and Terror. More

Before joining The Atlantic in 2007, Goldberg was a Middle East correspondent, and the Washington correspondent, for The New Yorker. He was previouslly a correspondent for The New York Times Magazine and New York magazine. He has also written for the Jewish Daily Forward and was a columnist for The Jerusalem Post.

Goldberg's book Prisoners was hailed as one of the best books of 2006 by the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, The Progressive, Washingtonian magazine, and Playboy. He received the 2003 National Magazine Award for Reporting for his coverage of Islamic terrorism and the 2005 Anti-Defamation League Daniel Pearl Prize. He is also the winner of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists prize for best international investigative journalist; the Overseas Press Club award for best human-rights reporting; and the Abraham Cahan Prize in Journalism.

In 2001, Goldberg was appointed the Syrkin Fellow in Letters of the Jerusalem Foundation, and in 2002 he became a public-policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

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