Link to Op/Ed piece here I think it requires free registration to read there.
In a previous thread in Cafe Society (here), **Crotalus ** discusses a neighbor friend of his who happens to have published a very well-written, but very white-trash disturbing collection of short stories entitled Knockemstiff, named after the little town the author is from. Well, that author, Donald Ray Pollock, also writes occasionally for the Op/Ed page on the New York Times. And this past Sunday, our own **Crotalus ** was the topic - Pollock is a diehard Democrat who struggles with the basically-Republican mindset in his area. But he relates a conversation with his Republican neighbor Tim that gives him hope…
I don’t think I can copy all of the text here - sorry. But it is very short - a standard Op/Ed piece - and what’s even cooler is that Crotalus is described thusly:
How cool is that? Nice name-check, Crotalus!