A Healthy Commotion – An Introduction


Elias Isquith

Elias Isquith is a freelance journalist and blogger. He considers Bob Dylan and Walter Sobchak to be the two great Jewish thinkers of our time; he thinks Kafka was half-right when he said there was hope, "but not for us"; and he can be reached through the twitter via @eliasisquith or via email. The opinions he expresses on the blog and throughout the interwebs are exclusively his own.

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  1. Avatar greginak says:

    Cool. Should be good fun and we’ll have a better comments section than BJ. Just don’t go for the pet obsession thing.Report

  2. Of course I’ll join you! I think it’s splendid that you’ve decided to coalesce to form a unified “voice of the Left” here at OT, and it’s wonderful to have such intelligent, thoughtful writers contributing to the intellectual ferment and diversity of opinions.

    Mazel tov.Report

    • Good doctor, the door is not open – it’s blown away. Join us! Solidarity!Report

      • Well, if that’s an invitation to contribute from time to time, I’d be delighted. Provided I can meet the “best, most incisive, most well-written” standard. (Thankfully, Blinded Trials affords me ample space to shovel out the stuff I usually write.) But if I’m feeling particularly Leftist, I might pester you about whether it might fit in well here.Report

      • Avatar Stillwater says:

        Russell, you’ve already got the “most incisive, most well-written” part down pat. Why not try a little leftism? Studies have shown it’s good for the brain.Report

  3. Avatar Glyph says:

    I don’t know why, but Ethan’s stuff has rarely struck me as clearly coming from “The Left”…maybe for the same reason that when we took that “2012 Candidate Quiz”, I came out with almost as much affinity for Jill Stein as I did for Gary Johnson…like maybe he hits where both libertarianish and leftish start to shade into anarchish?

    NOTE TO SELF: Register new political party: the Ish Party…where we takes the best, and we leaves the rest.

    Anyway, cool new digs, guys.Report

  4. Avatar Stillwater says:

    This is pretty exciting stuff. All of you guys are great writers and an interesting, thoughtful, creative thinkers, so I’ll be checking in regularly.Report

  5. Avatar James K says:

    I look forward to reading your posts. It helps that its a lot easier to follow all the sub-blogs with the new format.Report

  6. Avatar Erik Kain says:

    Very excited to see where this goes. Elias and Ethan, you guys just need to make sure to keep Shawn posting on a (semi) regular basis.

    Not that I’m one to talk.Report

  7. Avatar Michelle says:

    Cool! I look forward to reading it.Report

  8. Avatar Murali says:

    I’ll echo everyone else by saying that I look forward to this and the rousing debates that this will engender.Report

  9. Avatar Kyle Cupp says:

    Great title. I look forward to learning lots from you ordinary lefties.Report

  10. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    I think you guys are a good fit together. And I enjoy the name you’ve chosen, too.Report