From TAS to the NYT

Congratulations to Ross Douthat, one of the founders of The American Scene, on his greatly deserved new gig on the opinion page of The New York Times. Ross is a generous and eloquent writer, a brilliant synthesizer of ideas and trends, and one of the most formidably well-read people you’ll ever come across. I’m thrilled to see the Times bring on their first staunchly pro-life columnist (even if Ross does claim to be a bit squishy), and I hope he’ll continue to find time to keep an eye on movies, television, and the rest of the pop culture universe while he’s busy opining on the national political scene.