Wattree on Mandela: Homeward Bound
Richard Day: Cold in Minnesota, and in the Hearts of Men
Ramona On Martin Bashir
Trying to go to its url (tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com) now automatically redirects you to the the Talking Points Memo home page (http://talkingpointsmemo.com/)
Did anyone notice a public announcement that this was going to happen? Just curious.
I tried a few keyword searches on Google that would normally turn up lots of posts from TPMCafe's archive pages, and those seemed to be gone, too, overwritten.. (I.E.: It used to be that if you put Rosenberg Israel TPMCafe into Google, you would get back a lot of links to his posts there. Now, you get none at all.)
It was always the case that the archive was a mess with things stored out of order and wily nily and a lot of missing stuff and bad links, but much of it was still there and reachable via Google if you could conjure up the right search words. Now it really seems hidden from/lost to public access.
I did happen to notice that when Josh Marshall referred to one of his own old TPMCafe posts this May 11, he used a "Wayback Machine" link to it:
(I wrote more about this several years ago.)
(The url he used there is:
but I thought that was just a case of the site's own archive being unreliable when going back that far (August 2005.)
(One thing I could still find via Google, though I wasn't looking for it was his solicitation for donations to start up TPMCafe, hah--I think that was in 2004 or early 2005)