The Jackal

David Podhaskie
Law, Public Policy, and Religion.
Created 15 Jul 2020
  • You Should Quit Your Job
    04 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    What is good David’s habibis? David’s babies? David’s whatever-davidism-hes-saying-now? Editor’s Note: I am 1000% positive Adam did not take this pic, but I understand that it’s really hard to find be...
  • I'm an Epidemiologist. Every Day I Wonder what Else the Public Health Illuminati Isn't Hiding from Us.
    27 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    Greetings, Dave’s babies. I’m Brooke Aksnes, immunization-specialized epidemiologist standing in for Dave this week while he swoons over his (brand-new!!) actual baby. Don’t worry, bud—you’ll figure o...
  • What Should We Do with a President Experiencing Mental Decline?
    20 Sep 2021 • 11 min read
    Hello my habibis. You are getting one last Jackal from me before I go on my paternity break. I have already (mostly) secured a lineup of excellent guest writers who are going to take over while I’m go...
  • Joe Biden Saves Unvaccinated America from Itself
    13 Sep 2021 • 11 min read
    Colorado’s secondary motto: Hashtag No Filter Happy Monday morning to all my beautiful babies. I took an extended layoff following the normal end-of-August slowdown and Labor Day, but now we are about...
  • Not a Jackal.
    08 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Hello my habibis. This isn’t a normal Jackal, although one is coming on Monday. I just wanted to let you all know that I had a piece published online here. No, I didn’t choose the headline, although I...
  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Taliban
    23 Aug 2021 • 7 min read
    Is it actually true that we are coming to the end of August? Pretty soon September will be here, the days will get shorter, the nights will get colder, and Fall will give way to the dark abyss of wint...
  • Goodnight Kabul.
    17 Aug 2021 • 9 min read • 1 0
    I want to highlight the publishing schedule that was laid out in a previous Jackal: August 9th August 23rd September 13th September 20th So, here I am, on August 17th, thinking this is relevant: That ...
  • Hey Ho, Yo Yo, Andrew Cuomo's Got to Go
    10 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    First off, I’m sorry that this Jackal is coming to you a few hours late. I won’t name names, but my wife (Elisabeth) invited her sisters (Becky and Amy) to spend the weekend with us and it was a littl...
  • America has Never Been So Ripe for an Anti-Vaccine Grift Movement
    02 Aug 2021 • 11 min read • 3 0
    Hello and happy August to all my beautiful babies. In place of an intro paragraph, I have a confession to make: Last week when I wrote you, I had tested positive for COVID-19 for almost 24 hours. I di...
  • The Mandates Cometh
    26 Jul 2021 • 8 min read
    Behind-the-scenes look at the Jackal’s editing process and also before that table was filled with six thousand margaritas. Hey everyone. The Jackal is Backal. This week we are focused on: The way to t...
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