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I posted a piece this morning that I researched myself by using publicly available information. I was satisfied that the work I did was thorough and that it would provide value by adding an element to the political discourse here that seemed to be missing from commercial media reporting.

The content of the piece needed more fact-checking and verification before posting so that it would meet the standard I set for myself: to be proud to sign my name to everything I write here.

I'm not conceited enough to ignore the objections of writers I admire and respect, especially one writer in particular whom I count as practically infallible. Deleting the piece I wrote was the best I could do.

I can see that good intentions aren't enough. Sometimes efforts fail. There are always lessons to learn.

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