There have been a couple of changes in the lefty blogosphere of late, and it never hurts to keep up. Kevin Drum has been blogging at Washington Monthly's Political Animal for a good couple of years (actually, Drum himself pointed out, he celebrated his sixth anniversary of his start in blogging). This week, he jumped ship in favor of Mother Jones. In the time that he's been Left Blogistan, Kevin has made a solid reputation for thoughtful, considered commentary, and I don't expect that to change any time soon, so that means I've got another new link over there on the right.
While we're at it, we might as well point out that Political Animal is not going away anywhere. Washington Monthly is bringing Steve Benen over from his now defunct Carpetbagger Report to fill Kevin Drum's loafers. Benen has a fair bit if blogging behind him, and he's keeping Political Animal afloat with help from Hilzoy (who's not leaving Obsidian Wings). All of which means that there's yet another deserving blog to follow day-in and day-out as much as possible.