The Redesigned Atlantic is the Israel of the Blogosphere

By Jeffrey Goldberg

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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