Thanks: over 400,000 page-views yesterday for the Dish: smashing all previous records. I'm also delighted to have a new Dish prepper, Patrick Appel, who replaces the irreplaceable Jessie Roberts who has returned to, yes, college. Welcome also to Ben Carlson, Conor Friedersdorf, Herschel Nachlis, and Sara Dabney Tisdale who joined the Dish team as Atlantic interns this week. They are this blog's eyes and ears. After you guys, of course.

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