It's been about one year since I began building PoliSource, and I'm just about ready to submit it to the search engines. An entire year may seem like a long time to complete what I have, but there are three main reasons for the delay:
Unfortunately, PoliSource was virtually unknown during some major political events over the last year. I believed it would be wasteful to spend time writing editorials about those events when few people would reap the reward of reading them. Instead, I spent the time building the infrastructure, compiling the political links, creating a banner ad, etc. The war on terrorism, however, will be around for a while. I feel obligated to censor myself from sharing any insight that could help terrorists (yes, I'm that insightful!), but I've already written a war-related editorial and will be posting it soon.
I realize that this has been more of a PoliSource progress report than a political editorial, but I wanted to create a record of the creation of PoliSource for posterity, and I intend to keep all editorials archived indefinitely. I also want to make the homepage look complete, which means replacing the "editorial goes here" place holders with actual titles. But I'll close this "editorial" with something a little more topical.
Neither PoliSource editorials nor any "me-zine" should be used as a substitute for information obtained by conventional media that is generally respected, such as the New York Times, national network news broadcasts, and even some weekend television panel discussions. I sometimes take interest in certain issues that aren't given complete coverage in conventional media, and I sometimes use a search engine to get more information, but I always keep in mind that more information doesn't necessarily bring you closer to the truth. Information obtained through the fringe media can be a good source of leads and ideas, but it rarely makes me feel well informed, especially when the source is clearly biased. If you ever need to choose between reading a PoliSource editorial or learning about the same topic from Tom Brokaw, choose Tom Brokaw.