As of this morning, I am 18 years old, making me eligible to buy as much porn, lottery tickets, and tobacco as I like (which is to say, not much). Also, voting, though that privilege comes about a month too late (and the timing on this bill was just dandy).
This also marks the 4th anniversary of Minipundit, which I started as a 14th birthday gift to myself. Granted, the first post was put up on February 24th, but I started constructing the site on the 20th. Let’s take a look back at that first post, shall we?
Well, here it is. Up at last. I just thought I’d introduce myself to all of you: I am MiniPundit. I am a New Hampshire resident with a love for politics (specifically on the left). This will be a site of political rants and ramblings, and I’ll try to limit all other topics to a minimum. So, let the show begin!
Some things stayed the same; I’m still left of center, still love politics, still live in New Hampshire. But the plethora of music and random subject posts as of late put a lie to that fourth sentence, and the “p” in Minipundit is no longer capitalized. And, as of today, that moniker will no longer serve as the banner for this site. This is a change I’ve been meaning to make for a while now; pseudonymity made sense for a 14-year-old middle schooler, and the prefix “mini” was especially appropriate then, but it just seems a bit over-cautious and precious for an 18-year-old high school senior. I’m not changing the URL, since URL changes make the baby Jesus cry, but from now on I’ll just be Dylan Matthews.
P.S. By the way, my second post? A defense of Greg (erroneously dubbed “Stephen”) Mankiw’s views on outsourcing. Heterodoxy came early for me, I guess.