Damn. Not only are you reasonably intelligent, but you have good taste in music, too.

I was just looking for a random older post of yours with no comments on it to use to get in touch with you by way of comment. Fancy that.

Anyhow, the point: I invite you to submit an article for publication at @political. I'm fairly confident you could write something lucid, logical, interesting, and (perhaps most importantly) opinionated. Have a look at the submission guidelines (linked above) and let me know whether you're up for the challenge.
Thanks. I'll take a look at that. I do have to say, though, that I've recently started working on freelance writing and I do worry that if all I do is submit to non-paying Web sites, some of my best article ideas can't be used as "clips" for other publications. (clips are previously published stories that are sent with query letters to show editors that you can write and that others have been willing to buy your writing).

By the way, mind if I add you as a friend?
Please do. I welcome more readers, always. I'll be adding you, as well (if I haven't already).

I've got plans in the works that may lead to being able to pay for articles from time to time. We'll see how it goes.