I would just like to publicly thank my friend John Judis for an incredibly generous post that made my day. John is one of the finest American journalists of his generation. Being able to get to know him — and work with him — has been one of many privileges the game has given me. If only every journalist could be like him. If only I could.
Update: And of course Matthew Yglesias — the pioneer and the future of this game — is a true friend.