Monday, December 22, 2014

A Happy Anniversary

Today marks the eighth anniversary of the COTTonLINE blog, our first post was on this date in 2006.  In that time we've chronicled the decline of the Bush 43 administration, the election of Obama, not just once but inexplicably twice, and the happier midterm elections of 2010 and 2014.

We've watched the world grow less friendly and more confrontational, the continued rise of militant Islamism, the deterioration of the European Union, and more. The Long War, far from ending, shows every sign of indefinite continuation.

Science has made strides during those eight years, as well as technology, while we watched bemused. Paraphrasing the words of an ancient Chinese curse, we have lived in interesting times, and ironically such are grist for our mill, here at COTTonLINE.

We look forward with both optimism and trepidation to what the next eight years will bring. Please take us along as you traverse that terra incognita.