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Most animals go into hibernation cycle during
Winter. We at The Crisis Papers are contrarians. After
a long Spring/Summer/Fall hiatus, we've emerged from our
caves once again to do battle in the political trenches.
Mostly, as is our wont,
we'll be going after the close-minded, dangerously partisan
Republicans who seem to care not a whit for the welfare of
those less-fortunate than themselves. It's "nothing
personal," they tell us. Apparently it's just their
greed-is-best approach that prevents them from exercising
After granting President
Obama a long "honeymoon" period, it is our intention to
speak out about his domestic policy mistakes and as he
marches lock-step with the military/industrial complex into
yet another escalation of an unnecessary war. We hope we can
help put some spine into enough Democrats in Congress to
deny funding for Obama's Afghanistan adventure.
We spent more than six
years in weekly battle with the CheneyBush Administration,
putting off important personal projects in order fight the
good fight. From now on, while our contributions will
not occur each and every week, we will be producing new
essays and blogs (with our informal notes and reflections)
on a fairly regular basis.
We anticipate that our
essays will also appear at many of the numerous established progressive
websites that, in the past, have re-posted our essays on
their sites: Democratic Underground, BuzzFlash, OpEd
News, Scoop, Smirking Chimp, After Downing Street, American
Politics Journal, Daily Crock, ToppleBush, Dissident Voice,
CounterCurrents, Online Journal, ObamaWatch, et al.
"Friends of The Crisis
Papers" who have visited this website in the past will
notice some formatting changes. We have added a left-hand
border with internal links to facilitate navigation within
the site. Additional format changes should result in an
easier read. All the feature pages have been
reformatted. However, at this date (December 15, 2009) we
are still at work formatting the essay pages, in reverse
chronological order. Because there are several hundred
essays in this collection this will take awhile.
format changes do not print well. In the near future,
we expect to add "printer friendly" options. For all
five-hundred or so essays? Not likely. But at
least for the "Editors' Choices" (about one-hundred).
In the meantime, if you want a printout, we suggest that you
copy and paste the texts on to your word-processor.
We look forward to hearing
from you about our new direction, our new "look," and our
new essays and blogs.