Rutherford Lawson is the pen name of Matt Bovell. Matt’s travails have taken him from a childhood on Long Island to the upper middle class bedroom community of Middlebury, CT to his current abode in a modest suburb of Chicago. After receiving his bachelors degree from Harvard University, he jumped into the loving paternal arms of a huge corporation where he was nurtured for 24 years and then kicked from the nest to fend for himself. With more time on his hands to inflict his running social commentary upon his wife, he decided to author the blog you now behold and give his wife’s ears a rest. (Well not really. He usually discusses his blog entries with his wife before writing them.) In the early days of blogging, Matt felt that anonymity was the only way to conduct the blog honestly without exposing his family to negative attention. Since then, the anonymity has outlived its usefulness. In fact “Rutherford” was famously outed on another blog in 2011 by petty folks who went to great trouble to reveal his true identity. With this “about page” we preempt the blackmail. Matt is Rutherford and Rutherford is Matt. If one bothers to read the comment threads they will discover that the only thing Rutherford has ever really hidden about himself was his real name. All other facts (a webinar producer with a wife and young daughter) are true.
You will also see here a few contributions from Ecclesiastes (aka The Rigorist), the yin to Rutherford’s yang. A self described middle aged Southern conservative, he is unafraid to make waves in politically correct waters.
The Rutherford Lawson Blog has been quoted in several political blogs and has been referenced in The Daily Voice.
This is where Mr. Lawson sits politically (for an explanation go here):
Mr. Lawson hopes you enjoy your time spent here and welcomes your comments. If you have comments on the blog in general (as opposed to a particular post) please feel free to comment on this page.
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Mr. Lawson can also be found on Twitter at http://twitter.com/rutherfordl . Feel free to follow him there. You can also find his most recent Twitter activity in the blog’s sidebar.
Last but not least, Rutherford Lawson is the co-host of “Leaning Left” which can be heard on BlogTalkRadio weekly.