I have a bookmark category called "proofs" which is lengthy. They really aren't proofs, they are evidences, arguments, and explanations. They sit there until I need them to provide evidence in an online discussion. Usually, I forget they are there and don't bring them out when I should.
They probably shouldn't just sit there. I saved them for reasons that seemed good to me at the time, and some especially seem to call for another look. Thus, I bring them forward, these items from the past. I will do ten at a time and spread them out over a few months. Maggie's, Instapundit, and other sites do this better, and I should probably stick to my strengths. Which I will, whenever I fully identify them.
Internet Surveillance Law: Oren Kerr. Late 2002.
The Patriot Act wasn't new. Basically, we ate that banana ten years earlier.
The Last Word on the Iraq War: Norm Geras 2004.
Well, it cost lots more than projected, we gave victory away in 2010, and we didn't find the WMD all the best people assured us were there. They were trying, but hadn't the skill. Yet some of these points still stand.
The Bush "Guard Memos" are Forgeries. Joseph Newcomer, 2004
Remember those? September Surprise? Some people still believe they were real. The posting starts off in real time, during the first hours when Rather brought them out, and multiple challenges to the accusation of forgery were raised. All were refuted, yet people wave their hands vaguely and say they heard it was all proved. Numerous updates over the next few years.
CNN Election Results: Demographics, 2004
Mildly interesting now.
Profiles of Typology Groups. Pew Research 2005
Pew does this every few years, breaking our political groupings down into finer categories. Here is their most recent, for 2017.
Bowling With Our Own. City Journal 2007
Robert Putnam, who wrote Bowling Alone, did not want to release his subsequent research, because of its implications and feared misuse. Not to worry. Since then, the uncomfortable information has been largely ignored, and those who still refer to it are called bigots.
Dissecting Media Bias: The case of Eric Alterman. Oliver Kamm 2007.
Common theme. Still interesting.
The NYTimes Editorial from July 2001, The Declining Terrorist Threat.
Oh my. Whatever could have happened to the page?
The Power of Because. Tyler Cowen 2008.
Still interesting research.
Who Lied About Iraq? American Thinker, 2008.
It is fair to counter that many people believed that the Bush Administration was making the larger claims, and this influenced their opinion. But looking at the actual record, now that history has been successfully rewritten, is always interesting.