All posts here are written by John Dorsey, a student at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) with way too much time on his hands.

Every time something big happens (or I get a random stroke of inspiration) I may choose to write a collection of brief thoughts, usually under 625 words 750 words 1,000 words 1,500 words (because that’s what qualifies as brief in my book). These are posted under Brief Thoughts.

Longer posts can go as long as 5,000 words 12,000 words, and are usually in-depth analyses of a policy or event that’s really been bouncing around in my head.


The vast majority of these posts are editorial and opinion pieces, and while I attempt to cite my sources whenever possible, it is entirely possible that I may miss some citations. I also do not intend to invent the news, just report it.

Be sure to drink your Ovaltine.