Rachel (Crane-Station) and I are back and I will resume posting articles here on a regular basis. Rachel will be posting on a limited basis as her schedule permits. She is working full time and will be enrolling in an MBA program.
For the past six to eight months, we have been posting at Firedoglake, a progressive website owned by Jane Hamsher. However, she announced two days ago that she has decided to end Firedoglake. She has transferred her ownership of the site to Kevin Gosztola, an investigative journalist and member of the Firedoglake community who has been writing about government efforts to conceal unlawful activities committed by its agencies and their employees in order to ‘protect’ national security. He has focused on the plight of whistle blowers like Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, Robert Kiriakou and Jeffrey Sterling who have been aggressively prosecuted for violating the federal Espionage Act, which was passed by Congress in 1917 to criminalize spying. Gosztola has renamed the site Shadowproof. Firedoglakers Brian Sonenstein, Dan Wright and Kit O’Connell have joined Kevin. Rachel and I wish them the best.
We will be writing about the economy, climate change, the ongoing marathon leading up to the 2016 national election, hate crimes, militarized police departments and the epidemic of murders committed by police. We are going to focus on the criminal justice system analyzing what and why everything is wrong with it and we will propose solutions.
We thank everyone for their patience during our absence. Before we started our website, we were active members of the Firedoglake community. It was our home away from home, a place where we exchanged ideas and formed enduring friendships with many people. Through our participation in that community, we became better informed about what is happening in our country and we gained confidence in our writing. Even though we eventually formed our own blog, we continued to think of ourselves as part of that community. We pitched in when the community needed writers. Now that the reorganization is complete, we rejoin our community and family here.
Thank you for persevering.