All posts here are written by a student at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) with wayyy 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 ThoughtsLonger posts can go as long as 5,000 words 8,000 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 or spin on it. I want to state for the record that I consider myself a moderate liberal and registered Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton, and while I try to separate my “partisan hack” side from my “objective policy analyst” side, I obviously don’t always succeed. Just keep that in mind when reading the nonsense I write.

Be sure to drink your Ovaltine.