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It was a noble 10-year experiment, but it turns out that the writers with the best content are the least adept at the tech required to publish under our model, which in hindsight, makes perfect sense. If you are dedicating your life to becoming an expert in your specialty, you don’t have a lot of time left for figuring out publishing tech.

It hasn't helped that we have entered an age of unprecedented polarization and antagonism which doesn't foster demand for a website dedicated to the respectful engagement of diverse views.

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Joe Marconi
Joe Marconi, who died in April 2012 at age 66, was an expert in communication, marketing and crisis management. He was an adjunct professor

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Excuse me, this sucks.

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Hank Williams, Jr. fights back or sings back or whatever

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Dear Jon…

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And more than just the music died...

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