I thought I would wait until the second issue before offering an opinion. I really like it. I like almost everything in there, though I thought the opening issue interview with President Obama was a bit of a softball. They have kept the genius of Jed Perl and they appear to have culled some of the weaker writers from the previous incarnation. I can imagine reading almost everything they are printing, even if I don’t always get to it. It still feels like The New Republic in a useful way.
Their web site is here, although there is much more in the print edition (I don’t yet understand their policies for when things go on-line, noting that the blame there probably lies with me).
I hope Chris Hughes knows that my liking it probably means it is financially doomed. And I fear that its being good may not matter so much any more.