For all the other stuff that’s going on today (Kabul, Shnabul!), let’s not fool ourselves about the real significance of November 13th. Right! EXACTLY! It’s the first anniversary of Talking Points Memo.
TPM got the ball rolling with a whack in the eye of now-Solicitor General, then-right-wing fixer, Ted Olson back on November 13th, 2000 — back when the Point was just a mere dot, or even a fleck.
For me, this is either a grand achievement or a sobering reminder that I’ve spent a year of my life writing free content. (I think I’m gonna go with the former.)
Festivities are still being planned to mark the occasion. But if you really can’t contain yourself, you can relieve the nervous tension with a small donation to the TPM treasury (which you can do by clicking the graphic over on the left) or send a fulsome letter of congratulation to the TPM virtual mailroom (which, to date, remains anthrax free).