About This Blog

In April 2011 I started this blog in order to share my experiences and expertise in certain areas of U.S. and international law, my concerns as a liberal or progressive Democrat about weaknesses in the U.S. governmental system and my renewed and progressive Christian faith. Such sharing and advocacy I see as part of my responsibilities as a U.S. and world citizen and as a progressive Christian.

As my blog has unfolded, its major subjects so far have been the following:

  • My personal background;
  • My higher education at Grinnell College, American University (the Washington Semester Program), the University of Oxford and the University of Chicago Law School;
  • Christianity;
  • Lawyering (my practice of law);
  • U.S. History;
  • U.S. Politics;
  • El Salvador;
  • Cuba;
  • Human Rights Treaties and the U.N. Human Rights Council;
  • Refugee and Asylum Law;
  • The U.S. Alien Tort Statute and Torture Victims Protection Act;
  • International Criminal Justice;
  • International Criminal Court; and
  • Miscellaneous.

Finding Posts on This Blog

There are at least five ways to find posts on this blog.

First, the posts are written as the spirit moves me and do not follow the above structure. The structure develops ex post facto, and the posts in this structure are listed in the “List of Posts and Comments to dwkcommentaries–Topical” that is in the PAGES section near the bottom of the right column and that is periodically updated. (It is not hyperlinked to the posts themselves.)

Second, the TAG CLOUD ["dwkcommentaries tags"] in the middle of the right column is a computer-generated alphabetical listing of the most popular tags that I have assigned to the posts; the larger the type of the tag, the more times the tag has been used. Click on one of the tags in the CLOUD and you will have all of the posts that have that tag in reverse chronological order of posting.

Third, the search box near the top of the right column allows the user to enter a search term and obtain all of the posts, if any, that use that term, again in reverse chronological order.

Fourth, the ARCHIVES section at the top of the right column enables the user to click on a month from April 2011 through the current month and obtain all of the posts for that month in reverse chronological order of posting.

Fifth, the PAGES section near the bottom of the right column has a separate “List of Posts and Comments to dwkcommentaries–Chronological” for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. These are lists in the chronological order of posting. (They are not hyperlinked to the posts themselves.)

Other Information About This Blog

The PAGES section near the bottom of the right column has “The Joy of Blogging,” an essay about why and how I started this blog and the pleasures it has brought me.

In addition, the PAGES section has information “About the Blogger,” and “Reports for dwkcommentaries” for 2011, 2012, 2013 and First Anniversary (April 4, 2012).

The BLOGROLL section at the bottom of the right column is a list of other blogs and websites that I have found useful for this blog.

Subscribing to This Blog

Finally, near the top of the right column are two ways to follow this blog. First is a “following dwkcommentaries” button; just click the button. Or you can enter your email address in the email notification box in order to obtain automatic notices of new postings. I urge the reader to do so.

Duane W. Krohnke

3 Responses to “About This Blog”

  1. A Septuagenarian’s Reaction to the Social Media | dwkcommentaries Says:

    [...] step was taken in April 2011 when I started this blog, which at least for some people qualifies as a member of the social media. I did so “in order to [...]

  2. David Johnson Says:

    Hi, Duane, This is simply to tell you that I am slowly making my way through some of your blogs. I have not found “Tag Cloud” but have the blog roll to guide me. I am not well-versed on international legal questions but will see what develops.

    Yesterday, February 28, I was at the monthly luncheon Luther College’s alumni office arranges for people up here. The speaker was MN Supreme Court justice David Lillehaug, his topic first amendment religion cases. Great stuff, not least AZ governor Brewer’s veto of the “freedom to discriminate” bill.


    • dwkcommentaries Says:

      The TAG CLOUD or “dwkcommentaries tags” is in the middle of the right column.

      Justice Lillehaug started his legal career at Faegre & Benson and worked for me, in part.

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