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August 26, 2004
The Captain Goes Mainstream ... And Other News

After posting the long article to Captain's Quarters last night regarding John Kerry's endorsement of UMass-Boston's hiring of Communist 'scholars' from Viet Nam to study the mass flight of Vietnamese to the West, I wondered how the article would be received. I'm pleased to let all of you know that the New York Sun called this afternoon and bought the article for tomorrow's edition (August 26th). It's my first outright sale as a writer, and I couldn't be more pleased with the work that got selected or the newspaper that bought it. I'm hoping to continue my collaboration with the Sun in the future, as they've encouraged. When the article posts, I'll be sure to update this message with the link.

UPDATE: Here's the link, although I think you have to be a subscriber to get to this. If you're not a subscriber, though, you should be -- they've done a wonderful job in really putting a newspaper on the Internet. My article takes up the middle three columns on Page 9 and is sandwiched between columns by R. Emmett Tyrell and Bruce Bartlett and bounded below by Claudia Rosett. Tough company!

That's not the only New York connection for Captain's Quarters tonight. The Wall Street Journal has an article on the Republican convention bloggers on its site, and it's outside the subscription barrier so everyone can use it as a scorecard for next week. I get to join such luminaries as Hugh Hewitt, Roger L. Simon, and a handful of truly fine bloggers. Make sure you read all about us.

Regarding comments: I may be reconsidering my choice about foregoing Typepad registration as a requirement, as the trolls continue to invade the ship and the spam threatens to swamp us. Please make sure you register with Typepad in the next few days, as I will probably be forced to require it for commenting.

And on e-mails: I love getting e-mail, but please, my bandwidth has enough of a load without people sending me full HTML replicas of their blog posts or articles. Please just send a link and a short description of the article so I can take a look at it. Even a long description is just fine.

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