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 (with details in the Topical Lists of posts):
- 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;
- Lawyering (my practice of law);
- U.S. History;
- U.S. Politics;
- El Salvador;
- Human Rights Treaties and the U.N. Human Rights Council;
- Refugee and Asylum Law;
- The U.S. Alien Tort Statute ;
- The U.S. Torture Victims Protection Act;
- International Criminal Justice;
- International Criminal Court; and
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 various “List of Posts to dwkcommentaries–Topical” that are in the left column of the home page and that are periodically updated. (Most of the entries are not hyperlinked to the posts themselves.)
Second, the TAG CLOUD [“dwkcommentaries tags”] in the middle of the left column of the home page 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 left column of the home page 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 left column of the home page 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 in the left column of the home page 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
At the bottom of the left column of the home page is “The Joy of Blogging,” an essay about why and how I started this blog and the pleasures it has brought me. In addition, this same location has “About the Author,” and “Reports for dwkcommentaries” for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and First Anniversary (April 4, 2012). The BLOGROLL section at the bottom of the right column of an individual post 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 left column of the home page are three ways to subscribe to this blog: (i) a “Follow dwkcommentaries” button; just click the button; or (ii) “Follow blog Via Email” with a place to enter your email address; or (iii) a “Follow” button; just click the button. I urge the reader to do so.
Duane W. Krohnke