OTB Turns 15
Yesterday marked fifteen years since I launched Outside the Beltway on the old Blogspot service.
Amazingly, I put up 13 posts that first day.
Amusingly, one of them references the Colonel Jessep character in a “Few Good Men,” which I’ve done many times since, including my previous post this morning. Fifteen years later, my views on the character remain unchanged as, alas, does the propensity of too many in our country to take his side.
In the old days, when blogging was the hot new thing and navel-gazing about it was the subject of approximately every fifth post, it would have been customary to write a long piece reflecting back. I haven’t done one of those in years, so perhaps I’ll get around to it. But, as has often been the case lately, I don’t have time to do that at the moment.
Many thanks to all who visit and comment—as well, of course, to my collaborators over the years and especially to Doug Mataconis and Steven Taylor, who have written more here than me the last couple of years.