I’m going to be taking tomorrow off to recharge the batteries and observe the Lord’s Day, but am happy to report that the fort will be held down by a very, very good guest blogger, Elon Green. I’ll let him introduce himself, but he’s a great young talent who’s written for a lot of notable outlets, including Think Progress, Alternet, The Awl, Slate and Demos. He’s from Brooklyn, so he’ll give you a break from my Crackerisms.

Please welcome Elon warmly.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.