About Tim Cavanaugh

Tim Cavanaugh is the Web editor of the Los Angeles Times opinion page. Prior to that, he was Web editor of Reason Magazine from 2002 to 2006 and the editor in chief of Suck.com from 1998 to 2001. He has also run his own site, The Simpleton, since 1997, and has contributed to many magazines, newspapers, and websites. His satirical 2002 article mocking weblogs, "Let Slip the Blogs of War" (an update of an earlier article in Suck), infuriated bloggers and was included in Perseus Publishing's anthology We've Got Blog. Nonetheless, shortly after joining Reason, Cavanaugh instituted the magazine's popular blog Hit & Run, which won a Weblog Award in 2005 and was named as one of Playboy's best political blogs.

Drunken Sailors and Moonbats

Drunken Sailors and Moonbats
By May 17, 2007

To: Tim Cavanaugh From: Nick Gillespie Subject: Drunken Sailors and Moonbats I'd say the only people happier than you and me that this is the end (my only friend, the end) are the last few readers who continue to mistake … Read More

Leave Jerry Falwell to Heaven: I Mourn for Richard Paul!

Leave Jerry Falwell to Heaven: I Mourn for Richard Paul!
By May 16, 2007

To: Nick Gillespie From: Tim Cavanaugh Subject: Leave Jerry Falwell to Heaven: I Mourn for Richard Paul! Mickey Kaus' permalink-challenged blog starts us off with an unpleasant reminder that the Republican presidential candidates are still debating. I've been enjoying the … Read More

Return of the Sucksters!

Return of the Sucksters!
By May 15, 2007

Long before there was Gawker, but a little after there was Wired, there was Suck. A smirking, ironic underground in the dotcom dystopia of the fin de siecle, Suck was an online politics and pop culture magazine read by those … Read More