The Extemp Files were just updated, through the end of January (today). For space reasons, a few folders no longer have the June and July 2015 articles – I’m at 98% of space used, and might not have had room for the newest articles had I not transferred a few things to my backfiles. On active topics, like Russia, everything is still there. (I didn’t purge know upcoming areas – carbon tax/global warming for PF next month, and China for CX next season.) I did purge the Elections folder of all but the last three months of articles. (Plans are to upgrade Dropbox soon. Having the backfiles available would be nice, particularly with China coming up for CX next year.)
Extemp Files instructions repost: The link takes you to a Dropbox folder; if a pop-over window saying something about setting up an account or logging in comes up, just close it.
The files are serious overkill – about 17,000 articles right now. There should be a way to copy or download individual articles when you find the ones you want in your files – try right-clicking the specific PDF file/article and selecting the ‘save link as’ option.
The four-digit numbers at the beginning of most of the file names (and the names of the sub-folders) are simply mm/yy codes so that you can tell how recent the article is at a glance.
Please don’t download the whole thing; it trips up my Dropbox limits and bad things happen that shut down access for others. If you need a full copy, let me know (see the About link for an email address) and I’ll make arrangements to get you a copy.