Micheal Kinsley has stepped down as editor of Slate. He kept the job a lot longer than I thought he would when Microsoft made waves by hiring a big name journalist to head up their experimental political zine on the Web. I think that back then most people, myself included, thought that Slate wouldn’t even be around by now. I have no idea whether Slate has ever made a dime of profit, but I think Kinsley is leaving the magazine in good shape. Slate has a lot of talented writers and a number of excellent regular features, and is consistently enjoyable to read. Kinsley has also revealed that he was Parkinson’s disease 8 years ago, I wish him good health.