The first sentence is always the hardest to write, whatever I’m writing. So there we go, done, out of the way. Hello world indeed!
I want to use this blog to document my thoughts on U.S. politics. Given that the election is only two days away I’m a little late to the party, but early for the 2014 midterms, so there’s something. Despite the apocalyptic rhetoric of whichever party loses the world will continue to turn and politics will continue as usual, so there will always be something to write about.
I’m currently a masters student at the Heidelberg Center for American Studies, majoring in history and political science. I’m an outsider to U.S. political culture to the extent that I have little vested interest in the outcomes, and I hope to reflect this in my posts. I encourage comment and debate, so feel free to give me a cogent earful if you disagree with what I’m saying.