Longtime readers know that I've wanted to improve this site's ability to aggregate policy news and commentary for a while. I even hired Dylan Matthews to help me do it. The problem was that adding more posts each day buried the analytical work in aggregated content. Bummer.
That means there's still a lot more information and worthwhile content than I can get to in individual posts, but that I think fits with the mission of this site. So we're going to go in another direction. Wonkbook is a morning e-mail I'll be sending out aggregating the most important news, and the most useful commentary and analysis, on domestic and economic policy. I'd say that it won't be as boring as it sounds, but if you're coming to this blog regularly, you probably don't think that sounds too boring. Plus, it won't be as boring as it sounds. There'll even be recipes.
You can see an example here (though it has some spacing problems we've since worked out). But what you should really do is click here to subscribe. It'll hit your inbox by 8 a.m. every weekday, and by 9 or so, you'll be a genius. And in case you're not convinced, here's my final try: I promise you I wouldn't be waking up at 6 a.m. to write this thing if I didn't genuinely think it was worth the effort.
So, one more time: Subscribe!
Also, I should say that this was in the works even before Mark Leibovich spent 8,000 words profiling Mike Allen and Playbook. As it is, I don't want to be the guy Washington wakes up to. I want to be the guy it wonks out with.
Update: Some of you have noted that the 'subscribe' link uses the e-mail address associated with your Washington Post account, which may not be the e-mail you want to use. I'm inquiring about a sign-up that allows you to use any e-mail you wish, but you can also change the e-mail in your WaPo account here.
But I'd add that there's good reason to keep the online accounts you use to login to newspapers fairly current. The way the news sites make money from their advertisers is by having enough data to effectively sell online ads. The more data they have, the better they can target the ads, and the more they can get from advertisers. If this business model can be made to work, news sites may remain free. If it can't, they'll all have to go behind paywalls, or go out of business, or vastly cutback on things like reporting.
| April 30, 2010; 6:14 PM ET
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