My name is Nick Borriello. I grew up in Seattle, WA and studied politics at Willamette University in Salem, OR. I started this blog as a way to organize and catalog my thoughts, for my benefit and that of friends and family who are interested. The purpose of these thoughts is to make the esoteric and abstract aspects of politics more accessible to the average person, so that it does not require multiple hours of news-reading a day just to discern what is really happening in our country. If you’d like to speak to me about my views or opinions, please reach out to me on Twitter; I’d be happy to discuss the issues of the day with you, especially if we disagree.