While I’d like to think my internet persona is such that, once experienced, it can never be forgotten, I’m willing to entertain the idea that this is not in fact true.
So with that in mind, and recognizing it’s been probably just about a year since I last guested hereabouts — then, as now, at the invitation of the inestimable Doug J — allow me to reintroduce myself.
My name is Elias Isquith, and in my free time I write about the by turns mundane and fantastic world of American politics, usually with a focus on ideology and the Left. I’m one of the lefty contributors at The League of Ordinary Gentlemen (Perhaps you guys have heard of it? I wonder if you’d get along…) and I’ve also had freelance work in The Atlantic, Salon, Jacobin, and The New Inquiry.
In addition to all of this, I have a cat. Calamity Jane. You can her see below, in a picture taken during her morning routine. (It’s a grueling routine.) Please consider this something of a peace offering from your new guest…as well as a window into her very soul:
Now with all the formal pleasantries dispensed with, I can focus on giving you fine people real material to yell about. In that regard, I promise you nothing less than my full effort. And if all else fails, you can always just yell at me. Everybody wins!