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An Important Update

The Kitchen Sync is moving to The Dispatch!

I’m excited to announce that The Kitchen Sync is moving to The Dispatch, a digital media company providing engaged citizens with fact-based reporting and commentary on politics, policy and culture—informed by conservative principles.

Quick Facts:

  • There will be some re-branding of the newsletter but it will still focus on national security and technology issues.

  • The first edition of the new newsletter will be published next week on Thursday, March 3rd.

  • There will be no Kitchen Sync newsletter this week as I am neck-deep in the transition.

  • All paid subscribers to The Kitchen Sync will be given a 12-month paid subscription to The Dispatch, which includes nine newsletters (you choose which ones you want to receive), five podcasts, and tons of other content (a $100 value).

  • All free subscribers will be automatically transitioned to The Dispatch’s free distribution list which also includes several newsletters and all of the podcasts.

  • Any subscriber not wanting to make the transition to The Dispatch can click “unsubscribe” at the bottom of this email by Friday and will be removed from the distribution list, with paid subscribers also receiving a prorated refund (but I really hope you’ll come with me because we have some very exciting plans).

Why The Change?

It’s all about impact.

I write The Kitchen Sync because I believe technology is a decisive influence on our economic, social, and political lives and is especially important in matters of national security. And yet, many technologies and their policy implications can be highly-technical and confusing. The goal of this newsletter, therefore, is to raise public awareness of these issues while also making them more accessible.

That’s why this move makes sense.

By joining the excellent team at The Dispatch, I’ll be reaching tens of thousands of readers who want to be respected, told the truth, provided with expertise, and given an opportunity to join important conversations. In short: readers like you.

The Dispatch also has the experience and resources to ensure their offerings provide the best content in the most engaging mediums. Something I think you deserve.

Finally, I believe The Dispatch is doing something really important.

When Stephen Hayes and Jonah Goldberg started The Dispatch, they observed the following:

The internet puts an unimaginable amount of information at our fingertips, but it makes knowledge and wisdom harder to grasp. Social media connects people in meaningful ways but also manages to make it more difficult for us to understand each other. It is less a World Wide Web linking us all together than an accelerant, quickening trends long in the works. Our confidence in the institutions that once anchored us was declining even before the internet became a fixture in our lives, but its arrival has only made us feel even less fixed to a common landscape.

Nowhere is this more true than in the world of journalism. Not only do we have too much noise and not enough signal, but the signals we should be heeding are often discounted as noise and the noise is marketed as prophecy.

I think this is exactly right and I think technology and national security policy are too important to be lost in the noise.

I’m looking forward to this change and I can’t wait to share it with you!

With gratitude,


Klon Kitchen is a managing director at Beacon Global Strategies and a nonresident senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.