Just over a week after I lambasted Bill Kristol for his homicidal urges towards China (for which he still has not been banned from Twitter), we learn that the magazine he co-founded may be shutting down. Coincidence? You be the judge.
The Weekly Standard, whose paid circulation dropped by an estimated 10% between 2016 and 2017, has made itself rather redundant in recent years by driving away Trump-supporting readers, while failing to offer an alternative to the McCain-style neoconservatism that is far more effectively espoused by The New York Times and The Washington Post.
Anyway, I take no joy in the prospect of people losing their jobs, and wish the staff of the magazine well in their future endeavors.