Here’s my latest article on the Huffington Post, where I argue for Democrats to use the word “Democrat” again. If you like it, please buzz it up. After a few posts, I finally have my own login information at HuffPo, so I’ll now be able to post directly to the site whenever I choose. This will be much nicer than my old method of posting, which involved a long e-mail chain and sometimes meant significant delays between when an article was written and when it got posted. This should mean more posts from me as well. Very exciting. Thanks to those who made this a reality.
If you happen to be reading my blog and have not yet read my book (a small demographic, I’m sure), you may suspect the book to be quite the polemic–particularly given my last two posts. Rest assured, this is not the case. I take great pains to avoid beating anyone over the head with a political agenda in my fiction. The book is meant to be enjoyable for readers of all political persuasions, and my goal as a satirist is to raise questions rather than answer them. So please forgive me if I get a bit heated in my blog posts these days. We’ve reached that all-too-familiar moment in the political season where I start to fear the rest of the country is living in a different reality than I am, one in which facts are subjective, where up is down and down is up and who wears lipstick is more important than who lives or dies. It’s crazy season.