FrumForum Shutting Down; Frum Moving to the Daily Beat

All Good Things…

Now like all good things, this adventure is coming to an end. I’ve been invited to move my blog and print journalism to the Daily Beast/Newsweek, a larger and more technologically advanced platform. Tina Brown is one of the great media visionaries of our time. The opportunity to work with her-and learn from her-is deeply exciting.

Starting Monday, my work will shift to the Daily Beast/Newsweek site. The FrumForum URL will forward readers to the David Frum page at Daily Beast/Newsweek. FrumForum itself will continue to exist as an archive site, preserving three years of debate-the brilliant insights of our writers-and the passionate comments of our readers. Noah Kristula-Green will join me on the Daily Beast/Newsweek team.

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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. Kind of too bad because I’ve enjoyed several of the writers that Frum was letting write at FF recently.

  2. mattb says:

    Ditto Doug’s comment. That said, it’s a good example of who a good writer doesn’t always make a good publisher.

  3. sam says:

    Ah, damn. It’ll be missed.

  4. Gold Star for Robot Boy says:

    I found FF, like Frum himself, to be a mixed bag: Some good writers balanced out by dreck. Kind of like how Frum will post an insightful column followed by a screed that ties itself into knots attempting to equally blame Rs and Ds, or pointing out a mote in Obama’s eye while ignoring the beam in Bush’s.

  5. superdestroyer says:

    Just another sign that Mr. Frum will soon be a Democrat and will be working on how promoting the interest of Israel from inside the Democratic Party.

    Maybe the rest of the neo-cons will follow Mr. Frum to the liberal side and stop promoting their idiotic ideas inside the Republican Party.

  6. sam says:

    Kristula-Green wrote:

    1. Although David has been mandated with writing excellent magazine pieces for Newsweek, he will still be blogging regularly at The Daily Beast. In fact, we will be getting our own Andrew Sullivan-style blog. As of my most recent meeting, the url will be: This blog will be updated as frequently as FrumForum always was.

    2. This new blog will have comments! I strongly encourage all our regulars to sign up for the Daily Beast & Newsweek’s comment system. You are a dynamic and well informed commentating community, and I have no doubt you can raise the caliber of the debate at the Daily Beast (and if nothing else, you will continue the work of keeping us honest).

  7. superdestroyer says:

    Maybe Frum finally admitting that his political tendencies lean toward the left will convince Republicans that the neo-cons never cared about conservative politics. It was a mistake for Mr. Frum to be an advisor to President Bush II and it was a mistake for Republicans to ever let the neo0cons have any say in policy or governance.

    I hope that the Frum’s of the world will not as much damage to the left as they have done to the right.

  8. peter says:

    Strange thing. There is no announcement of the move at the Daily Beast site. When Sullivan moved they made a fuss for whole week.