By Ryan Powers

I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself and to thank Matt for having me this week. He’s quite a blogging machine, so I hope that our rag-tag guest blogging team can keep up!

As for me, I was a blogger for ThinkProgress in a very short past life. Now, I spend my days researching and writing about political science, foreign aid, and international relations for the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations at the College of William and Mary. In a few short months, I’ll be a political science PhD student at Wisconsin — Madison (Go Badgers!). For now, I remain uncredentialed. Hopefully it won’t be too obvious!

Being that it is the weekend, let’s get things started with a Saturday morning music video. In honor of Rep. Souder’s resignation: