A good writer who first started showing up on SmirkingChimp.com shortly after 9/11. A professional writer who worked for the Moscow Times and who reported on corruption in Russia as well as the Bush administration. Isn't afraid to use words like Authorit----what the hell, Fascism. Just call it fascism. Use a small "f" if you need to but don't use "Authoritarianism", even though that might be technically a more correct word for what's going on in the U.S.
Anyways, he has a long memory and has good analyses of things.