Extemp Files update

The original goal of this blog was to 1) be a cutting service for current events, to cut down on research time by providing a first-pass screening of material, 2) file the articles to give students a head start on topic areas, and 3) post specific articles, sometimes with comments, on certain topic areas.

Trump did in #2 and #3, by generating more stories than any single individual I’ve ever encountered. Goal #1 was done in several weeks ago by life in general, the result being that while I managed to finish pulling November 2017 articles, December took a serious hit (almost nothing pulled, and what was pulled wasn’t done until the middle of the month), and nothing got filed.

In getting back up to speed, the January articles are current through this morning’s news – but filing isn’t happening yet. As such the Extemp Files haven’t been updated (that’s all filing, for which there hasn’t been time), but the Unfiled Articles do include all of November and all of January to date. So, for those of you looking up topic areas, the articles are there but you’ll have to take the time to go through and find what you need.

Current goals are to try to keep current through January and the rest of the season, and to get back to filing if time permits.

The best laid plans…

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