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A Request and an Update
Some personal news
On Monday, I officially started my new gig at New York Magazine, where I’ll be temporarily filling in for the great Eric Levitz until October. That means you’ll be seeing a lot of me in New York, which I am very excited about. I’ve been contributing to them for several years now and the opportunity to produce much more reporting and commentary for such a storied publication is an honor. In the past week, I’ve written on Eric Adams’ problems with the New York Post, why Donald Trump will keep dominating the GOP, the real cause of the baby formula shortage, and the odd Bill de Blasio for Congress campaign. For New York, I’ll be writing about NY-10, that fascinating new House district, and a host of other matters.
Luckily, New York has allowed me to continue writing elsewhere, including here. This Substack, Political Currents, will keep producing work you won’t find elsewhere. I got a lot of great reactions to my piece on California and the cashless society and I hope I can keep writing for you. It’s a real thrill. Political Currents is a big part of what I do.
Something fascinating has been happening of late. There’s been a rush of new subscriptions. To date, nearly 4,300 people are now subscribed. This is very exciting and I welcome the new readership.
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Thank you for reading and thank you for subscribing. Your continued readership makes this all worthwhile. I’ll be back soon with another piece.