The Jon Swift Memorial Roundup 2018

Jon Swift (aka Al Weisel), a brilliant blogger and satirist, and sometime contributor to Shakesville, used to wrap up each year by asking as many bloggers as he could contact to submit their best posts of the year for a massive roundup of awesome writing.

Weisel died in 2010, and, in his honor, Batocchio of Vagabond Scholar has continued to compile an annual Jon Swift Memorial Roundup.

Here is 2018's, and, as always, there's lots of good stuff there.

The piece I submitted this year is "On Mike Pence's Destructive Ambition," which I submitted as part of my ongoing campaign urging people to keep their eyes on Mike Pence, who, despite being the proverbial one heartbeat away from the presidency, and despite the fact that Donald Trump's presidency is increasingly imperiled, continues to thrive in the inattention of a political press which inexplicably resists the close scrutiny of his corrupt past that it so urgently deserves.

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