I don't consider pseudonymity to be equal to anonymity, by the way. My online persona is Auguste. I live in the Portland, Oregon metro area and I can always be reached here. To the right is your mysterious host being as pretentious as it's possible to be.
When I first started this blog I fully expected most of my time to be spent on countering Malkin's immigration arguments, and I find the Statue of Liberty to be a compelling symbol. The engineer behind the Statue of Liberty was Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, a French liberal. Perrrrrrfect.
Bartholdi manipulated the Statue of Liberty to ensure coherence with [an anti-French-conservative] agenda. He positioned her within New York Harbor to face outward toward Europe (and particularly, France), looking across the Atlantic in hope that Europe's countries might soon realize her strength. Not laden with the swords and shields of war and imperialism, but instead standing resolute with a torch to "enlighten the world" to democracy, the Statue of Liberty was built to be an icon of France's republican ideals.
Why the new site?
Because f*ck Blogger, that's why.
How can I buy you stuff?
I'm so glad you asked.