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.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.