I was very grateful to the Washington Post for publishing the piece John and I wrote about the Miers-Alito moment. As John mentioned, the editing process was not easy, but in some ways it improved the article.
One thing that struck me is how much easier it is to write using links. When we blog, we can often incorporate facts and arguments simply by linking to another source. Doing so enables us to keep the flow of the argument going. Without links, it’s sometimes necessary to break the flow in order to explain (e.g., in our Post article, the specific holding of a case or what the Warren Court was).
To paraphrase W.C. Fields, on the whole I’d rather be blogging. But I was pleased to have a piece in my hometown paper (after an absence of almost ten years), which I’ve been reading for almost 50 years.