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In the decade from March, 1998 (when I launched this website) through 2010, I wrote and published 250 original essays for the internet.  Many of these essays dealt with timely and newsworthy issues that have since faded from public memory and relevance.  I have excluded many those essays from this list, retaining a few that continue to have some historical interest.  The complete list of internet essays can be found at the chronological listing at the bottom of this page.

 

Internet Essays Listed by Topic

 
The Crisis
Imperialism, Foreign Relations, Iraq War
The Media

The Elections
G. W. Bush and the Bush Administration
Barack Obama and the Obama Administration
Progressivism / Liberalism
Republicans -- Right Wing

Libertarianism
Civil Liberties -- Dissent
Moral Issues -- The Law
Science, Philosophy and Education
Economics
The Environment 
Lies -- Propaganda -- Corruption
The Culture War -- The Religious Right

 

(Chronological Order Follows Below the Topics)
 

Author's Choice


Science, Religion and Philosophy

"That's Just Your Opinion"  (July, 2008)
On the Morality of Science,
  (May, 2007)
Do You Believe in God?" (April, 2006)
Through a Glass, Darkly (November, 2005)
"Creationism" and the Devolution of the Intellect 
 (January, 2005)
Is Science Just Another Dogma?  (July, 2002)  

Junk Psychology  (June, 2002)
 

Morality and the Law

Property Rights and Public Accommodations (July, 2010)
Morality as a Plus-Sum Game:  Why Libertarianism Fails as a Social Policy  (April, 2010)
Evil as the Absence of Empathy   (July, 2008)
Prices and Values  (August, 2005)  
A Defense of Moral Relativism (November, 2005)  
Good for Each, Bad for All  (June, 2004)  
Consumer or Citizen?   (October, 2003)
The Paradoxical Right to Life  (January, 2003)
 
On Patriotism   (February, 2003) 
 

Politics and Economics

Ayn Rand's Excellent Proposal (March, 2010)
Why Liberals are Not Libertarians  (November, 2008)
On Behalf of the Tea Bag Brigades: A Proposal   (April, 2009)
"The Left"  (March, 2009)
Theory vs. Reality: Why Market Absolutism Fails 
(December, 2008)
The Great Regression -- And The Road Back   (March, 2008)
Market Failure: The Back of the Invisible Hand  (June, 2007) 
A Failed Experiment  (June, 2007)
Liberals and Libertarians  (May, 2007)
The Public Interest and the Limits of Volunteerism  (December, 2006)
The Scorpion, The Frog, and The Corporation (September, 2006)
Randville, Rawlsburg, and New Orleans (September, 2005)
Who Lost New Orleans?   (September, 2005)
Right vs. Left: The Elements   (March, 2005) 
"Shut Up!," They Explain  (February, 2005)
A Letter to a Republican Friend 
  (August, 2004)
Privatized Hell   (June, 2003)  
Conscience of a Conservative 
 (April, 2003)
 

Media

Nolo Contendere (May, 2010)
Kristolnicht: The Decline of The New York Times  (January, 2008)
Pity the Poor Mainstream Media!  (May, 2008)
All The News that Fits the Bush Agenda  (August, 2006)
The Dragon at the Gate: The Media Problem  (January, 2003) 

 

War, Peace, Global Issues

Let's End The New Cold War Before it Heat's Up  (March 5, 2015)
Bungling Toward Oblivion: A Letter to my Friends in Russia (July, 2014)
Thinking Like a Russian (March, 2014)
Russia -- An Appreciation  (March, 2014)
What About the Russians?  Personal Encounters   (June, 2006)
Swords Into Plowshares   (May, 2006)
The 9/11 Conspiracy: A Skeptic’s View   (April, 2006)
The View from Abroad: A Personal Reflection  (February, 2006)
Now We Are the Redcoats  (September, 2003)
 

Environment, Climate and Survival


How to Talk to a Climate Change Denier  (November, 2013)
Climate Reality Bites the Libertarians  (April 8, 2008)
Fruit Flies in a Bottle  (September, 2010)
A Convenient Delusion  (December, 2009)

The Road to Catastrophe   (October 14, 2008)
Last Chance for Civilization  (May, 2005)
The Oil Trap (August, 2002)
 

Culture, Society and History

Why Should I Pay for Someone Else's Education?  (April, 2005)
The Banalization of Genius  (April, 2000)
Touch Football and Television  (April, 2007) 
Where Are Our Heroes Today? ( (June, 2006)
Hinges of History   (July, 2005)
 



Complete Listing

The Crisis


American, Inc. is Here: Get With the Program  (January, 2010)
A New Day Dawning   (June 3, 2008)
The Great Regression -- And The Road Back    (March 4, 2008)
TO: The Free World – FROM: The American People – RE: HELP!
 (October 23, 2007)

We've Seen All This Before  (August, 2007)
Where Are Our Heroes Today? (June, 2006)
The 9/11 Conspiracy: A Skeptic’s View   (April 25, 2006)
The Erosion of Trust  (January 10, 2006) 
The Illusion of Normality (October, 2005)
The Late, Great, American Republic (July, 2003)

Where are the Grownups?  (June, 2003)
Can an Entire Country Go Mad?  (April, 2003)
Blissful Ignorance (May, 2001)
Where's the Outrage?  (June, 2002)

 

 

Imperialism, Foreign Relations, Russia, The Iraq War

Let's End The New Cold War Before it Heat's Up   (March 5, 2015)
Bungling Toward Oblivion: A Letter to my Friends in Russia (July, 2014)
Thinking Like a Russian (March, 2014)
Russia -- An Appreciation (March, 2014)
The War Trap  (December, 2009)
OmiGawd, Not Another Cold War!  A Letter to My Friends in Russia (September, 2008)
Twenty-Twenty Hindsight, Blinded Foresight  (November, 2007)
Is the Public Finally Beginning to "Get It"? (May, 2007)
Oh What a Lovely (Cold) War  (March, 2007)
Only Americans Can Restore America's Honor  (January, 2007)
O Canada!  (August, 2006)
What About the Russians?  Personal Encounters   (June, 2006)
Swords Into Plowshares  (May, 2006)
The View from Abroad: A Personal Reflection  (February, 2006)
The Indelible Evil of the Iraq War (December, 2004)
Now We Are the Redcoats  (September, 2003)
Thoughts on the Eve of a Disaster  (March, 2003)
The View from Wonderland   (March, 2003)
The Vulnerable Giant  (May, 2004)

Forgive U.S. our Trespasses  (May, 2002)
Why Do They Hate Us So Much?  (November, 2001)
The Holy Land  (November, 2001)

Devouring the Seed Grain (August, 1999)
 

The Media

The Big Lie  (April, 2011)
Nolo Contendere (May, 2010)

Gotcha!  (May, 2008)
Pity the Poor Mainstream Media!  (May, 2008)

Kristolnicht: The Decline of The New York Times  (January, 2008)
Snobocracy: When “The Right People” Run Washington  (December, 2006)
Mainstream Media to Bloggers: Bug Off  (January, 2007)
All The News that Fits the Bush Agenda  (August, 2006)
The Wayward Media  (July, 2005)
Pravda on the Potomac  (September, 2004))
The Dragon at the Gate: The Media Problem  (January, 2003)

Don't Give Up on the  Media  (January, 2004)
If it Burns, it Earns  (November, 2003)
After the Internet  (September, 2003)
About Those Polls  (March, 2002)
The Press and Party Symbiosis  (November, 2002)
Post-Modern Politics (April, 2001)
The Hijacked Election (November, 2000)

 

The Elections

R. I. P. American Democracy  (October 26, 2012)
Take the Money and Run  (March 2009)
A Battle is Won, but the War Remains  (January 6, 2009)
Election 2008: Who Decides?  The People or the Programmers?  (October, 2008)
"Country First?" -- The Question of Loyalty  (October 21, 2008)
The American People are Beginning To Get It  (November, 2007)
Election Fraud: Where’s the Outrage?  (July, 2007)
And Now What? (November, 2006)
Debunking the Debunker  (June, 2006)
An Appearance of Guilt  (March, 2006)
The Gulliberal Problem  (January, 2006)
“Evidence? We Don’t Want Your Stinkin’ Evidence!”  (January, 2006)
In 2006, Election Fraud is the Keystone Issue (January, 2006)
"Shut Up!," They Explain  (February, 2005)
Has the Case for Election Fraud been Refuted?  (January, 2005) 
The Democrats as "The Washington Generals"  (December, 2004)
Why we must not "Get Over It"  (November, 2004) 
Do We Still Have a Democracy?  (November, 2004)
Defeating a "Touch-Screen" Theft of the Election  (November, 2004)
The Greatest Story Never Told (March, 2003)
Don't Just Get Mad, Get Smart  (April, 2002)
Taking Stock   (December, 2002)
The Hijacked Election (November, 2000)
About the 2000 Election  (Several Essays) (November 2000)

 

Barack Obama and the Obama Administration

Act Two: The Struggle Continues  (December 2, 2008)
A Battle is Won, but the War Remains  (January 6, 2009)
A Man for the Season  (November 18)
 

George W. Bush and the Bush Administration

The Unraveling, At Last?  (December, 2007)
Impeachment: Winning by Losing  (March, 2007)
Perception is Reality  (February 21, 2006)
Bird Flu is Real, and You are On Your Own  (November, 2005)
Who Lost New Orleans?  (September, 2005) 
The Bombs in the Basement   (August, 2005) 
 Hinges of History  (July, 2005)

The Fall of the House of Bush (June, 2005)
A Master Morality  (March, 2005)
Something's Gotta Give   (January, 2005)

Bush's "Gut" (October, 2004)
Henry and George  (June, 2004)

The cover-up that's worse than the crime (February, 2004) 
Despotism by Accident  (September 2002)
Reflections on "Black Tuesday" (9/11) (October, 2001)
 

Progressivism / Liberalism / Democrats

Stewart Lee Udall -- 1920-2010.  A Personal Memoir  (March 24, 2010)
"The Left"  (March 2009)
In a Financial Emergency, Who Do you Call?  The Democrats! (September, 2008)
Liberals and Libertarians  (May, 2007)

The Public Interest and the Limits of Volunteerism  (December, 2006)
Why Won't the Progressives Get Their Act Together?  (October, 2006)
The Democrats: Missing in Action  (March, 2006)
Right and Left: In a Nutshell  (March, 2006) 
Randville, Rawlsburg, and New Orleans  (September, 2005)
Right vs. Left: The Elements  (March, 2005) 
The Language Trap  (February, 2005)
Good for Each, Bad for All (June, 2004) 
Strategies for Underdogs  (January, 2003)
On Patriotism  (February, 2003) 
Conscience of a Conservative  (April, 2002)
Consumer or Citizen?  (October, 2003)
Taking Stock  (December, 2002)
Mr. DeLay Goes to Washington
  (March, 2002) 
Don't Just Get Mad, Get Smart  (March, 2002)
On Civic Friendship (May, 2000) 

 

Republicans -- Right Wing

Don't Ridicule the Tea Baggers -- Recruit Them  (January 2, 2010)
On Behalf of the Tea Bag Brigades: A Proposal (April 16, 2009)
The Road to Catastrophe (October, 2008)

My Encounter with William F. Buckley, Jr. (March, 2008)
A Failed Experiment (June, 2007)
The Malleable World of the Neo-Cons (February, 2007)
Right and Left: In a Nutshell.  (March, 2006) 
A Master Morality (March, 2005)
For Tax Refuseniks: A Modest Proposal (March, 2005)
Letter to a Republican Friend (August, 2004)
Suckers for Jesus. (aka: "How Would Jesus Vote?") (August, 2004)
Dear CEO: Is This Really What You Want? (March, 2003)
Junk Psychology  (June, 2002)
The State Religion  (January, 2002) 
Kill the Umpire  (September, 2001) 
 

Libertarianism

A Dim View of Libertarianism -- Six Essays.  (October, 2011

Property Rights and Public Accommodations (July, 2010)
Ayn Rand's Excellent Proposal  (March 3, 2010)
Why Liberals are Not Libertarians (November, 2008)
Privatization: The Key to the Coming Solar Age (April, 2008)
Climate Reality Bites the Libertarians  (April 8, 2008)
Privatized Hell Revisited. (November, 2007)
Liberals and Libertarians  (May, 2007)
Randville, Rawlsburg, and New Orleans (September, 2005)
Who Lost New Orleans? (September, 2005)

Privatized Hell (June, 2003)
 

Civil Liberties -- Dissent

Dissent: What's in it for You  (September, 2007)
On "Hating America"  (June, 2003)
Moscow on the Potomac  (November, 2002) 
Junk History as Legal Precedent  (January, 2002)
On Patriotism (January, 2002)
Free to Agree  (December, 2001)
 

Moral Issues and The Law

America as a Free Fire Zone (February, 2011)
Property Rights and Public Accommodations (July, 2010)
Morality as a Plus-Sum Game.  (April, 2010)

Evil as the Absence of Empathy  (July, 2008)
The Gulag Comes to America: The Don Siegelman Case  (January 29, 2008)
Jose Padilla's Fate -- and Ours  (August, 2007)
Touch Football and Television   (April 2007)
A Defense of Moral Relativism (November, 2005) 
Prices and Values (August, 2005) 
When the Law Goes Flat  (July, 2004) 
John Rawls -- A Tribute  (March, 2004)

The Paradoxical "Right to Life"  (January, 2003) 
What Would Jesus Do?  (October, 2002) 
Junk Psychology  (June, 2002)
Junk History as Legal Precedent  (January, 2002)
Reflections on the Gurney (Capital Punishment)  (March, 1999)
Round Up the Usual Suspects (Gun Control) (May, 1999)

 

Science, Philosophy and Education

Debate Creationism vs. Evolution?  Why Bother?  (February, 2014)
On the Morality of Science,  (May, 2007)
Touch Football and Television  (April, 2007)

Why Should I Pay for Someone Else's Education?  (April, 2005)
"Creationism" and the Devolution of the Intellect  (February, 2005)
Is Science Just Another Dogma?  (July, 2002)  
President of Fantasyland: Bush v. Science  (May, 2002)
John Rawls -- A Tribute  (December, 2002)
The Banalization of Genius
 (April, 2000)
Global Defense  (March, 2000)
In Defense of Research Universities (February, 1999)
Why Be Reasonable? (March, 1998)
Yes, Virginia, There is a Real World
 (1996)

 

Economics

If It's Good for General Motors, Is it Good for the Rest of Us?  (May 18, 2010)
On Behalf of the "Tea Bag Brigades:" A Proposal   (Aprilm 2009)
Theory vs. Reality: Why Market Fundamentalism Fails  (December 16, 2008)
In a Financial Crisis, Who Do You Call? The Democrats!  (September 23, 2008)
The Outsourcing Tragedy (August 5, 2008)
Reverse Henry Fordism (June, 2008)
Market Failure: The Back of the Invisible Hand (June, 2007)
The Public Interest and the Limits of Volunteerism  (December, 2006)

The Scorpion, The Frog, and The Corporation (September, 2006)
Prices and Values  (August, 2005) 
Something's Gotta Give  (January, 2005)
Symbionts and Parasites  (September, 2004) 
In the Deep Voodoo  (October, 2002)
The Oil Trap (August, 2002)
Flunking Econ. 101  (July, 2001) 
The Deserving Rich? (February, 2001) 
Sucker Economics (November, 1999)
The New Alchemy.  (July, 1999)  
Two Lessons from Russia (October, 1998)


The Environment

How to Talk to a Climate Change Denier  (November, 2013)
Nuclear Power -- Not Now, Not Ever  (March, 2011)
Fruit Flies in a Bottle  (September, 2010)

A Convenient Delusion (December, 2009)
Climate Reality Bites the Libertarians  (April, 2008) 

The California Wildfires and Right-Wing Smoke   (November, 2007)
Global Engineering and Climate Change  (October, 2007)
Last Chance for Civilization  (May, 2005)
Whose Trees Are These? (January 2005) 
The Environmental Fire Sale (July 2004)

Garrett Hardin -- A Tribute (October, 2003)
If It Burns, It Earns  (October, 2003)
Elegy for a Ponderosa Pine Tree  (August, 2003)
Northern Exposure  (September, 2002)
The Oil Trap (August, 2002)
Global Defense  (March, 2002)
My Seven Years as a Corporate Token (August, 2001)
Blissful Ignorance  (May, 2001)
Is Everything "Natural"?  (September, 2000)
Put Down that Monkey Wrench! (July, 2000)
 

Lies -- Propaganda -- Corruption

The Big Lie  (April, 2011)
"That's Just Your Opinion"  (June, 2008)
Newspeak and the Corruption of Politics  (April, 2006)
The Language Trap  (February, 2005)
Political Propaganda:  Selling Lies Like Cigarettes    (July, 2004) 
A Modest Proposal  (February, 2003)
Newspeak Lives!  (December, 2002)
Blissful Ignorance (May, 2001)
A Bribe by Any Other Name  (April, 2001)

 

The Culture War -- The Religious Right

About this "Mormonism" Thing  (December, 2007)
"Do You Believe in God?"  April, 2007
Through a Glass, Darkly  (November, 2005)

What a Friend We Have in Jesus  (May, 2005)   (May, 2005) 
Suckers for Jesus (How Would Jesus Vote?)   August, 2004) 
What Would Jesus Do? (October, 2002) 
President of Fantasyland: Bush v. Science  (May, 2002)

One Nation, Under God, Divisible  (March, 2002) 
Warriors of the Lord  (November, 2001)

The Holy Land  (November, 2001)


 


Chronological Listing of Essays

These essays, most of which originate at The Crisis Papers (after November, 2002)
are normally published at many other progressive websites 

 

2015

2011 -- 2014


 

2010

September 8
July 28
May 18
May 5
April 6
March 24
March 4
February 2 January 20

Fruit Flies in a Bottle
Property Rights and Public Accommodations
If It's Good for General Motors, Is it Good for the Rest of Us?
Nolo Contendere

Morality as a Plus Sum Game
Stewart Lee Udall -- 1920-2010.  A Personal Memoir
Ayn Rand's Excellent Proposal 
American, Inc. is Here: Get With the Program

Don't Ridicule the Tea Baggers -- Recruit Them


 

2009

December 28
December 15
April 16
March 31
March 3 January 6
A Convenient Delusion 
The War Trap

On Behalf of the "Tea Bag Brigades:" A Proposal
"The Left"
Take the Money and Run
A Battle is Won, but the War Remains.

 

2008

December 16
December 2
November 18
October 28
October 21
October 14
September 23
September 2
August 12
July 22
June 24
June 17
June 3
May 27
May 13

April 29
April 1
March 18
March 4
January 29
January 8
Theory vs Reality: Why Market Absolutism Fails
Act Two: The Struggle Continues.
Why Liberals are Not Libertarians 
 Election 2008: Who Decides?  The People or the Programmers?
"Country First?" -- The Question of Loyalty
The Road to Catastrophe
In a Financial Crisis, Who Do You Call? The Democrats! 

OmiGawd, Not Another Cold War!  A Letter to My Friends in Russia
The Outsourcing Tragedy
Evil as the Absence of Empathy 
"That's Just Your Opinion"
Reverse Henry Fordism
A New Day Dawning
Gotcha!
Pity the Poor Mainstream Media! 
Climate Reality Bites the Libertarians
Privatization: The Key to the Coming Solar Age
My Encounter with William F Buckley, Jr
The Great Regression -- And The Road Back 
The Gulag Comes to America: The Don Siegelman Case
Kristolnicht: The Decline of The New York Times


2007

December 18
December 11
November 27
November 20
November 13
November 6
October 23
October 9
September 11
August 28
August 14
July 3
June 19
June 5
May 22
May 15
May 1
April 24
April 10
March 13
March 6
February 20
January 30
January 16
About this "Mormonism" Thing
The Unraveling, At Last?
Twenty-Twenty Hindsight, Blinded Foresight 
Privatized Hell Revisited
The American People are Beginning To Get It
The California Wildfires and Right-Wing Smoke
TO: The Free World – FROM: The American People – RE: HELP!
Global Engineering and Climate Change
Dissent: What's in it for You
Jose Padilla's Fate -- and Ours
We've Seen All This Before
Election Fraud: Where's the Outrage?  
Market Failure: The Back of the Invisible Hand
A Failed Experiment
Is the Public Finally Beginning to "Get It"?
Liberals and Libertarians
On the Morality of Science
Touch Football and Television 
"Do You Believe in God?"
Impeachment: Winning by Losing
Oh What a Lovely (Cold) War!
The Malleable World of the Neo-Cons
Only Americans Can Restore America's Honor
Mainstream Media to Bloggers: Bug Off 


2006

December 28
December 12
September 12
August 22
August 8
June 27
June 13
June 6
May 30
April 25
April 11
March 14
February 21
February 7
January 24
Januray 17
January 10
January 3
Snobocracy: When “The Right People” Run Washington
The Public Interest and the Limits of Volunteerism
The Scorpion, The Frog, and The Corporation
All The News that Fits the Bush Agenda
O Canada!
What About the Russians?  Personal Encounters
Where Are Our Heroes Today?
Debunking the Debunker
Swords Into Plowshares
The 9/11 Conspiracy: A Skeptic’s View
Newspeak and the Corruption of Politics
Right and Left: In a Nutshell
Perception is Reality
The View from Abroad: A Personal Reflection
“Evidence? We Don’t Want Your Stinkin’ Evidence!” 
The Gulliberal Problem
The Erosion of Trust
In 2006, Election Fraud is the Keystone Issue


2005

Nov. 29
Nov. 22
Nov. 1
Oct. 18
Sept. 20
Sept. 6
August 23
August 9
July 5
June 7
May 24
May 10
April 5
March 28
March 15
March 8
Feb. 22
Feb. 1
Jan. 25
Jan. 25
Jan. 8
A Moral Philosophy for Progressives 
Through a Glass, Darkly
Bird Flu is Real, and You are On Your Own
The Illusion of Normality
Who Lost New Orleans?
Randville, Ra wlsburg, and New Orleans
The Bombs in the Basement
Prices and Values
Hinges of History
The Fall of the House of Bush
What a Friend We Have in Jesus! 
Last Chance for Civilization
Why Should I Pay for Someone Else's Education?
 
For Tax Refuseniks: A Modest Proposal
A Master Morality
Right vs. Left: The Elements
The Language Trap
"Creationism" and the Devolution of the Intellect
Has the Case for Election Fraud been Refuted?
Whose Trees Are These?
Something's Gotta Give


2004

Dec. 21
Dec. 7
Nov. 24
Nov. 8
Nov. 1
Oct. 11
Sept. 27
Sept. 13
Aug. 23
Aug. 16
July 26
July 19
July 13
July 13
June 22
June 8
May 25
Feb. 17
Jan. 19 
Jan. 3

The Democrats as "The Washington Generals"
The Indelible Evil of the Iraq War
Why we must not "Get Over It"
Do We Still Have a Democracy?
Defeating a "Touch-Screen" Theft of the Election
Bush's "Gut"
Symbionts and Parasites
Pravda on the Potomac
A Letter to a Republican Friend
Suckers for Jesus
When the Law Goes Flat
The Assault upon Trained Intelligence
Political Propaganda:  Selling Lies Like Cigarettes
The Environmental Fire Sale
Good for Each, Bad for All
Henry and George
The Vulnerable Giant (Revised)
The cover-up that's worse than the crime
The Oil Trap
Don't Give Up on the  Media


2003


2002

December
Dec. 29
Dec. 19
Dec. 5
Nov. 19
Oct. 16
Oct.  3
Sept. 20
Sept.
July    4
June 17
June 10
May 31
May 23
May 7
May 7
April 9
March 26
March 17
March 14
March 10
March 8
February
Feb. 12
Jan. 22
Jan. 20
Jan. 10
John Rawls -- A Tribute
A Bribe by Any Other Name  
Newspeak Lives!
Taking Stock
Moscow on the Potomac
In the Deep Voodoo 
What Would Jesus Do?  
Despotism by Accident  
Northern Exposure
Is Science Just Another Dogma?  
Junk Psychology  
Where's the Outrage?  
Flunking Econ. 101  
The Paradoxical "Right to Life"  
Forgive U.S. our Trespasses
President of Fantasyland: Bush v. Science

Don't Just Get Mad, Get Smart  
One Nation, Under God, Divisible  
About Those Polls  
Following the Light  
Global Defense  
Mr. DeLay Goes to Washington 
The Press and Party Symbiosis
The Deserving Rich? 
The New Alchemy  
Junk History as Legal Precedent  
The State Religion
  


1998 -- 2001


Dr. Ernest Partridge is a consultant, writer and lecturer in the field of Environmental Ethics and Public Policy. He has taught Philosophy at the University of California, and in Utah, Colorado and Wisconsin. He publishes the website, "The Online Gadfly" (www.igc.org/gadfly) and co-edits the progressive website, "The Crisis Papers" (www.crisispapers.org).  Dr. Partridge can be contacted at: gadfly@igc.org .