Dave Weigel leaves Reason

We’ve posted excerpts of numerous articles from Reason magazine’s Dave Weigel. Nobody in the media has covered the libertarian movement and the Libertarian Party campaign of Bob Barr as thoroughly and provocatively as he has. Well, as he explains in his blog, he is leaving Reason for a new addignment:

At the start of December I am leaving reason magazine, my journalistic home since April 2006. You could not concoct a better 30 months to be the political reporter for America’s flagship libertarian journal. I was there when the Republican party hit the rocks in 2006 (and I’m afraid I helped cost Jeff Flake his committee seat). I covered the Ron Paul r3VOLution from start to… well, is it finished yet? I was there when Bob Barr joined the Libertarian Party, there when he became its presidential candidate, and there when he ended his campaign by blowing out the candles on a birthday cake.

It’s an amicable parting. Starting last week, I’ve been writing at The Economist’s Democracy in America blog. There are three Word files with freelance stories open in front of me, and there are e-mails about additional reporting gigs in my mailbox. And I get to keep living in and covering D.C., a much more pleasant place than it has the right to be…

Best of luck, Dave, at The Economist. Here, and here, are two journalistic notices of his change of venue.

2 Responses to “Dave Weigel leaves Reason”

  1. Chuck Moulton Says:

    Best of luck at the new gig, Dave!

  2. Bill Wood Says:

    Best of luck to you Dave! Sorry to see you leave Reason.

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