Welcome to The New Black and Red

Sleep. Coma. Death. Hiatus

Black and Red suffered lately with fits and starts. These hiatuses, brought on by life events and by my own thoughts about the direction of the blog, have hopefully come to an end. I’m happy to introduce the new Black and Red–now on WordPress instead of Blogger, but still accessible at www.blkandred.com.


Black and Red began as a place where I discussed politics with my coworkers, but it evolved into something bigger as its readership increased and diversified.  As I learn the new platform and experiment with new media, I will bring what I can to Black and Red to make it more dynamic–a goal I’ve always sought to achieve. From its inception, I intended for Black and Red to be a resource for learning, a place to find interesting perspectives, and a place to safely talk about important issues that are often very personal. Sometimes, the blog served as an archive that helped us remember momentous events that are easy to forget in the fast-paced world of political reporting.  Black and Red will continue to be a place where readers can interact with me and with each other in thoughtful debate about American politics and culture.


Rebuilding after a hiatus this long will take a bit of work. I do not take my readership for granted, and I hope that this reboot will demonstrate the dedication I have to this project, and to you, who make Black and Red a worthy endeavor.


To my precious readers who have been on from the beginning, I thank you for your readership and your support. I hope the coming changes impress you, and that Black and Red continues to function as a place to get insightful political commentary.


To my new readers, I welcome you to Black and Red. I look forward to getting to know you, to engaging with you and to making you a permanent addition to the readership.


Hiatus Over.

2 thoughts on “Welcome to The New Black and Red”

  1. Wow!! This is an answer to prayer. You were sorely missed and I am so happy to see Black & Red’s return. I am excited at all the possibilities. It’s probably too early for you to take requests but future possibilities/my requests include being able to access your old articles and audio blogs. Sky’s the limit.


  2. Thank God the hiatus has ended! I am looking forward to having more poignant conversations about today’s issues instead of having to deal with specious arguments from windbag hacks on the radio [looking at you Joe Walsh]!

    I’ve marked my calendar… the day a long spell of laryngitis has been cured.


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