However, I have a housekeeping note, and an awesome one at that. Last month, I applied for a summer internship at The American Prospect, and today I learned that I got it. So this summer I'll be based in D.C., working for the Prospect. I'm really excited about this; the Prospect's alumni (e.g. Nick Confessore, Garance Franke-Ruta, Matt Yglesias) and current staff (e.g. Ann Friedman aka One Blogger, Dana Goldstein, Ezra Klein) include some of my favorite political journalists, and it's a honor to be able to work for a publication with such an impressive pedigree, not to mention a great record of standing up for liberal principles while others capitulated. Among other responsibilities, this means that I'll be able to write for Tapped, one of the first blogs I've ever read, and probably, along with Matt Yglesias' and Kevin Drum's, the one I've read the longest. It's kind of surreal to think that in a few months my posts will be there (and here - I'll cross-post). Anyway, I'm currently in a state of dazed euphoria, and felt the need to share it.