Blogging off my column

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My column in next week's U.S. News is about the 2006 House elections, with a look back at the 1994 elections when Republicans captured control of the House. The column form has certain limits: You have only 750 words, you can't reference statistical materials, and you can't link to other writings. In the blogosphere, those limits don't apply. So what I intend to do is write an extended posting on "Baroneblog" to explain the thinking behind my column, and U.S. News will provide a link to the posting from the column both on usnews.com and in the print magazine. Maybe we'll start a trend: That's the good news. The bad news is that if I do this on a regular basis, I'll have to do a lot more writing. Stay tuned.