Michael Kinsley Returning to ‘Rich’ New Republic

Writer Michael Kinsley presents the Magazine of the Year award at the 45th Annual National Magazine Awards at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on April 22, 2010 in New York City.
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Longtime New Republic editor Michael Kinsley is going back to the little magazine that could now that it definitely can. “It’s got money now,” Kinsley told the Huffington Post, in reference to the old publication’s “very nice,” “excited,” and “rich” new owner Chris Hughes. “It’s got very intelligent money.” Kinsley, also the founding editor of Slate and a recent New York contributor, will begin working for the young Facebook millionaire and his former employee Franklin Foer, who was also lured back by Hughes, as an editor-at-large beginning in January and will depart his current post at Bloomberg View in March.