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POEM: Looking for the Republic

We’re proud to be featuring Michael Lind’s work at Liberty Island. This is the sixth of eight poems.

POEM: Twin Oaks

Editor’s note:  We’re proud to be featuring Michael Lind’s work at Liberty Island. This is the fifth of eight poems.

Poem: What Summer Said

We’re proud to be featuring Michael Lind’s work at Liberty Island. This is the fourth of eight poems.

Poem: Song of the Diner Cashier

We’re proud to be featuring Michael Lind’s work at Liberty Island. This is the third of eight poems.

Funeral Women

As we noted last week, we’re proud to be featuring Michael Lind’s work at Liberty Island. This is the second of eight poems.

Episode 3: The Russian Collusion

The New Adventures of Justin T. Fairchild, Social Justice Warrior

March 2017: “If you were Merrick Garland,” I asked Emma, “would you rather have a fruit basket or flowers?”

“I’d rather have a pint of ice cream,” she said. “Or a bottle of bourbon.”

Trump (I refuse to say the word president in the same sentence with his name) had just nominated Neal Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, ignoring President Obama’s wise counsel to appoint Merrick Garland to that post. The Republicans had successfully managed to hijack the Court, leaving democracy in serious peril.

Episode 2: The Play Date

The New Adventures of Justin T. Fairchild, Social Justice Warrior

February 2017: “I’m worried about Richie,” I said. “Why is that?” Emma asked. “Well, just look,” I said.

Richie’s first Christmas had been a contentious affair. We had told everyone when he was born that we were only going to have white unbleached wooden toys for him to play with. This announcement was met with a fair degree of completely unmerited scorn by everyone else in both of our families. The one grandparent who came closest to compliance was my mother, who gave Richie a set of wooden blocks with Cyrillic characters, and a onesie with Che Guevara’s face, which I appreciated but had not actually been brave enough to have him go out and wear in public.

The New Adventures of Justin T. Fairchild, Social Justice Warrior: Episode 1, The Secret Society

The ongoing series returns!

January 2017: It was six weeks after the 2016 election, and I was sitting with my seven-month-old son Richie in our house in Bristol, New Jersey. I had more cause for mourning than other progressives. Not only had our standard-bearer, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, lost the Electoral College to the most unqualified candidate in American history (despite winning the popular vote), but I lost my race for the 13th Congressional District of New Jersey to the incumbent.

If you enjoy the ongoing adventures of Justin T. Fairchild, Social Justice Warrior, be sure to check out the new Liberty Island e-book featuring America’s favorite Constitutional Trotskyite. SNOWFLAKE’S CHANCE: THE 2016 CAMPAIGN DIARY OF JUSTIN T. FAIRCHILD, SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIOR is available for download at Amazon.

Killing Dictators for Fun and Profit: How the Private Sector does Foreign Intervention Better Than the Government

Could a private company do a better job in places like Iraq and Afghanistan than the U.S. government?

The Best Worst Holiday Songs by Geography

What’s yours?

“I Want Crabs for Christmas” by David Deboy is certifiably the best worst Christmas song that’s ever come out of the great Old Line State.