- Needless to say, the analytical works on the late "naughts" are still on the authors' hard drives. Except for a few works on the second Bush adminstration, there's just not much available, and much of it is written with the Obama years, not the 2016 election, as an end point. Even more limiting, these tend to be political history, and for my purposes, I need something broader.
- I searched instead for "Year in Review" articles published in 2007 and found some. I also found many, many broken links. The news organizations that created these retrospective essays seem to be uninterested in maintaining these archives. (I intend to head to the microfilm copies at my university to retrieve some!)
- Many of the working links I could find were of the click-bait, slide-show variety designed to attract and engage the onlne reader. Sadly, these tended to also be short on actual content, reducing major news stories to photo captions. My students may be used to "news" of this type; I want them to share my sense of its limitations.
Top 10 News Stories (Time)
Google Zeitgeist 2007
A few predictions, which are more revealing in some ways than the reviews:
2008 Election Prediction: McCain vs. Obama (Outside the Beltway)
7 economic warning signs for 2008 (Market Watch)
And my personal favorite prediction:
Why the Apple phone will fail, and fail badly (The Register, UK)
And I plan to feature this "2007 Year In Review" from JibJab.com on the first day of class: