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Atlantic Media Launches ‘Defense One’

Defense One, Atlantic Media’s new site catering to those involved (or just interested) in the national security and defense world, went live this morning. If that’s your idea of fun, then you’ll likely find something worthwhile.

Content on Defense One is broken into five categories: global threats, politics, management, technology and ideas. There are no paywalls, so everyone is free to browse as much as they want.

Kevin Baron, executive editor of the new site, writes in a letter that Defense One, “Will be a news and conversation destination for the national security leaders, influential professionals, stakeholders and citizens who are navigating that change.” In other words, don’t expect any think pieces proclaiming that Iceman was more pivotal to Maverick’s success than Mav overcoming the shadow of his father’s career and properly processing his father’s death. But do us a favor, if you do come across that, email us.

Here’s the rest of Defense One’s editorial team:

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Marc Ambinder Joins The Atlantic’s Defense One

Marc Ambinder is joining The Atlantic’s national security site — Defense One — as a senior contributor. Ambinder will retain his roles as editor-at-large of The Week and contributing editor to GQ and The Atlantic.

“Few people have such a clear understanding — and the sources to back it up — of U.S. intel, secrecy, and national security issues,” said Kevin Baron, executive editor of Defense One, in a statement. “The last decade saw U.S. intelligence and the military joined at the hip in secrecy, with consequences echoing from the battlefield to the Constitution for years to come. Expect Marc to shed light on what comes next.”

Defense One is expected to launch sometime this summer.

Marc Ambinder Blogging for The Week

Marc Ambinder has joined The Week as an editor-at-large and has launched his very own blog. Topics covered on “The Compass,” according to Ambinder, will be varied. He says he’ll write about politics, technology, culture, and more.

Smartly though, Ambinder says “I am not going to blog about everything. And I am going to stick to the rule I made for myself awhile ago: If I don’t think I have something interesting to say, or something valuable to add, I am not going to force anything.”

“I have a bunch of irons in the fire, and I anticipate that these experiences will help me look at the world with different lenses,” explains Ambinder.

GQ Adds Marc Ambinder

Marc Ambinder is joining GQ as a Contributing Editor. Ambinder tweeted that he would be writing for the magazine and its politics blog, Death Race 2012.

Death Race 2012 launched on January 3, and covers the upcoming presidential election.

Marc Ambinder Departs Atlantic Media

Marc Ambinder, a White House Correspondent for the National Journal and Contributing Editor for The Atlantic, is taking “a pause from daily journalism” and departing Atlantic Media to work on other projects. Ambinder tweeted earlier, “So I’m taking a bit of a pause from daily journalism, leaving the superlative @nationaljournal on Dec 31. It’s all good. & I’ll still Tweet.”

Politico reports that Ron Fournier, the Editor-in-Chief of the National Journal, wrote in a memo that he was hopeful Ambinder would return one day.

“I walked away from journalism once and came back,” said Fournier. “It’s my hope that Marc returns to the cause soon, but that is selfish of me. What we all really want is for Marc and his family to be healthy and happy regardless of the path he chooses.”

Atlantic Wire Launches With (Media) Star-Studded Fete

atlantic wire 1.jpgAll of the (op-ed) stars were out last night to celebrate the launch of Atlantic Wire, the opinion aggregating sister site to TheAtlantic.com.

Writers for The Atlantic and TheAtlantic.com like Corby Kummer, Marc Ambinder, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Megan McArdle sipped champagne or checked out the incredible view from the balcony at The Glass Houses on the top floor of the Chelsea Arts Tower, as slides of the Atlantic 50 streamed above the bar.

Atlantic Consumer Media chair David Bradley, president Justin Smith and editor James Bennet later said a few words for the crowd, which included The New York Times‘s Frank Rich and David Carr, Rachel Sklar and Glynnis MacNicol from Mediaite.com and AOL DailyFinance‘s Jeff Bercovici.

“We like to fight with each other,” Bennet said of the impetus behind launching Atlantic Wire, which gathers some of the best opinions on the biggest topics of the day in one place.

Bradley, who leads arguably one of the few media companies that is growing despite the recession, offered some advice to would-be media moguls. “Before you own a media company, you should own a company that does well,” he said, noting how his previous experience in business allowed him to effectively operate Atlantic Consumer Media.

Well he certainly knows how to put on a party.

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Douthat Prepares for NYT Op-Ed Page Destiny

090330_douthat_nytimes_223.jpgMichael Calderone has a nice interview up with the New York Times‘ 29 year old incoming columnist Ross Douthat. Some highlights:

  • “Those of us who have known him for a while have joked that his destiny was to be the conservative on The New York Times editorial page,” said associate editor Marc Ambinder.

  • Douthat, who once went skinny-dipping with William F. Buckley, will be facing an audience more likely to share political views with Frank Rich than with the late National Review founder. “I’ve spent most of my life surrounded by liberals,” Douthat said, “so hopefully it won’t be a difficult adjustment.”

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FBLA’s Wardrobe-Gate Wrap Up

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Here’s a shocker: Sarah Palin doesn’t pay for her own clothes or haircuts. The RNC shelled out $150K for Palin and kin to not look like rednecks…so they would appeal to rednecks. So because one of her Teddy Ruxpin-esque lines is about ‘putting government back on the side of the people’ and the other is denouncing wealth distribution the press has had a collective conniption.

  • Politico broke the story.
  • Marc Ambinder reports that Republicans are disgusted with the expenditure in the wake of such financial chaos.
  • Bill Kristol wrote on September 7th,”A Wasilla Wal-Mart Mom a heartbeat away? I suspect most voters will say, No problem. And some – perhaps a decisive number – will say, It’s about time.”
  • Wonkette has a picture of poor elite Barack Obama with his tired holey shoes.
  • LAT fashion critic Booth Moore writes, “You also have to wonder how it feels, as a woman, to have everyone know that you really have been dressed up and trotted out like a beauty queen for the American public to wag their tongues at. Caribou Barbie indeed.
  • MSNBC wants to talk about tax code and ethics even ‘with all of the important issues facing the country right now’.
  • CQ’s David Corn has our favorite call back:

    And another thing: anyone remember Dick Nixon’s famous Checkers speech?

    I should say this, that Pat doesn’t have a mink coat. But she does have a respectable Republican cloth coat, and I always tell her she’d look good in anything.

  • The Atlantic Redesigns Both Online and in Print

    magcov2.jpgThe Atlantic, the 150 year old magazine that has managed to make itself relevant online, has a new look! The Atlantic‘s online relevance is, in our opinion, largely due to its line-up of stellar bloggers (our affinity for Andrew Sullivan is no secret, however, Marc Ambinder is also a staple and anyone not already reading Ta-Nahisi Coates should begin immediately), and apparenly as part of the redesign each has been assigned their own color (Andrew has a shade of blue, Megan McArdle green, Ta-Nehisi silver).

    In a post on the homepage editor James Bennet explained to readers what other changes they may encounter at both the site and the print magazine.

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    Ta-Nehisi Coates Joins TheAtlantic.com

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    TheAtlantic.com has announced that Ta-Nehisi Coates, 32, will be joining the website’s blogging masthead. Coates has previously held positions as Time and the Village Voice. Earlier this year he penned and piece for The Atlantic titled “‘This Is How We Lost to the White Man’” about Bill Cosby’s Black Conservatism, as well, he published his childhood memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

    TheAtlantic.com has managed to establish a strong online presence over the past year or so, beginning with Andrew Sullivan who moved there after only a year with Time. The line-up now includes Ross Douthat, Megan McArdle, Jeffery Goldberg, Clive Crook, James Fallows, and campaign must-read Marc Ambinder. Coates ostensibly fills the slot left vacant by Matt Yglesias who departed the site this week for the Center for American Progress.