I usually ignore Examiner.com stories. For one thing, I can't tell exactly how it selects its stable of writers, whether they're paid anything particularly notable, or what standards are expected of them. The reporting and sensibility of the stories are erratic to say the least. But here's a fine job of blending several threads of news into a coherent essay (and that is what it is, for it appears to have involved no direct conversations between the writer and anybody - derived instead off what can be turned up, written by somebody else, on the internet). It's nearly a week old, but came up on the radar just now.