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Recalibrating The Campaign Silo … Again

Some of you may have already seen John Gorenfeld’s farewell post at the Campaign Silo. Unfortunately, the job of running a campaign site in an election year is an extremely time-consuming one, and John found that he needed to step back from the job of heading up our coverage of Election 2008. He was doing a superb job of reshaping the site, and we’re sorry to see him go.

As unfortunate as that news is, though, we’ve been even more fortunate in our quick search to replace him. Because heading up the Campaign Silo, beginning this morning, will be Lindsay Beyerstein.

Lindsay is a longtime friend of FDL, having posted here a couple of times. Mostly, I expect you’ll know her from her amazing work at her blog Majikthise. (For a sampling of her first-rate reportage, check out her Friday post reporting on Henry Waxman calling out John McCain.) She’s smart as a whip, a superb writer, an amazing font of information and insight, and has all the makings of a great political reporter. We feel lucky to have her joining the team.

Please welcome Lindsay, check out the posts we’ll feature on today’s front page, and watch her carefully. I think you’ll be impressed. 

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David Neiwert

David Neiwert

David Neiwert is the managing editor of Firedoglake. He's a freelance journalist based in Seattle and the author/editor of the blog Orcinus. He also is the author of Strawberry Days: How Internment Destroyed a Japanese American Community (Palgrave/St. Martin's Press, June 2005), as well as Death on the Fourth of July: The Story of a Killing, a Trial, and Hate Crime in America (Palgrave/St. Martin's, 2004), and In God's Country: The Patriot Movement and the Pacific Northwest (1999, WSU Press). His reportage for on domestic terrorism won the National Press Club Award for Distinguished Online Journalism in 2000.