Sad Springfield blogging news: DownLeft is calling it quits.
I always hate to see this happen but it's not unusual for blogging to give way to other more pressing matters. All of us think about giving it up from time to time.
DL will be missed. He had good original reporting and plenty of progressive opinion.
He gives his reasons for leaving in his final post but I suspect it has more to do with Trent Lott's announcement he will never look at a blog.
Good luck, DL!