Labor Shortage or Surplus Article Featured in “The Issue”

Our recent blog post about the Jamaicans of Mackinac Island was featured on an interesting new web site,  The site is intriguing: it’s laid out like an on-line newspaper, but all of the items are blog posts.  The site starts with an issue of the day, then moves to the typical sections of a newspaper:  U.S., World, Business, Science & Health, etc.  (But surprisingly no sports.)

I still use when I want to know what the bloggers are saying on a specific topic, but TheIssue is a good way to browse.  The function of a newspaper in the Internet era is not to provide specific stories–they are all over the place–but to add a layer of judgment about what’s interesting or useful.  TheIssue does that.  It will be fun to watch it.