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Hard Times

Difficult as it may be to take seriously the hullabaloo at the L.A. Times, it is nearly impossible for a municipality to support a viable political culture without a strong independent daily newspaper, thus it follows that the Times' troubles are our own. So read the Times' official take on the current "scandal" here, poke through Mickey Kaus' column in Slate for some facts and filler, and take a gander at the notoriously conflicted Michael Kinsley's essentially correct but typically smug commentary, What A Day, What A Day for an Auto-da-fe, on Time magazine's D.C. blog, Swampland.


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