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Like you, I rely on it because so many P&I contributors have the depth of knowledge and experience to provide invaluable information and analysis – a much needed perspective on the most urgent and important national and international issues – while the legacy media trumpet a single narrative, to our peril.
The site’s reach has risen astronomically over the last six years and we know reach equals capacity to inform and to influence. The voices of those published here are reaching a much bigger audience today.
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