We are pleased to present to you John David Payne as a guest blogger. John is returning to the blogosphere after taking the year off in 2005. He is the proprietor of House of of Payne International, a faux group blog on politics and international relations. John lives in Boston and is studying political science at MIT. He has made a fine career out of graduate school and is now working on a dissertation on democratization and counter-terrorism. Although 30 and not married, CES has given us permission to let him guest blog on the tenuous premise that it will be a boost to his social life.
John was an undergraduate and masters student at BYU and served a mission to the land of Og-den. He is related to one of the perma-bloggers, judged high school debate with a second, and was roommate to a third. All three agree that John is a wonderful fellow and we look forward to having him with us.