On August 1, Matt Yglesias, our standard-setting Stalinist, is leaving The Atlantic for the Center for American Progress, where he'll blog and help CAP cement its place in the Democratic intellectual firmament. Matt is more skeptical than almost anyone I know, so while the CAP folks may think they're going to benefit from his prose, they're going to find that their arguments are a lot sharper, and more intellectually honest.
I'm really, really sad to see Matt go. He wants to be more committed to the causes he believes in than an independent journalist can be, and so I respect his decision. But it was a joy to work alongside him and I'll miss his quirky, funny, always razor-sharp take on the world.