Blog Hits 25,000,000

220px-Bundesarchiv_B_145_Bild-F079012-0030,_Berlin,_Michael_Jackson-Konzert,_WartendeJust last December, we passed the 24,000,000 mark and today we hit 25,000,000. We have used these moments to give thanks for our many regular readers around the world and give you an idea of the current profile of readers on the blog. We continue to rank in the top legal blogs in the world and we are continuing to see a growing international readership. As always, I want to offer special thanks for our weekend contributors: Mike Appleton, Larry Rafferty, Charlton Stanley, Darren Smith, and Kimberly Dienes. I particularly want to thank Darren who has continued to help manage the blog and help out folks who encounter posting problems. The increasing traffic on the site is gratifying and reaffirms that there are many people looking for mature and civil debate. While we have some who cannot resist personal attacks, we try to discourage such posters and this site remains remarkably civil for its size. Due to litigation demands, I appreciate all of the effort by the vast majority of posters to keep discussions civil and non-personal. Even among the top ten sites, I believe that we offer a unique forum of different views and backgrounds in the discussion of law and politics (and a few quirky items).

So here is our current profile:

So far this year, our ten biggest international sources for readers came from:

1. United States
2. Canada
3. United Kingdom
4. Australia
5. Germany
6. France
7. India
8. The Netherlands
9. European Union
10. Saudi Arabia

The only change is in the 9th and 10th categories where China and Mexico were supplanted by the EU and Saudi Arabia.

The top ten posted in terms of readership so far this year were:

1. 10 Reasons The U.S. Is No Longer The Land Of The Free

2. University of Michigan Frat Suspended and Faces Criminal Investigation After Trashing Hotel

3. Did Harvard;s New Saudi Scholar Try To Have Women Flogged For Revealing Her Affair

4. Dr. Sami Al-Arian Leaves The United States

5. Liar, Liar: Oregon Man Sues Police For Jailhouse Beating

6. Why Is It Illegal To Feed The Homeless

7. Police Officer Charged With Assault in Arrest That Paralyzed Man Unable To Communicate With Officers

8. New Jersey Officers Shoot and Kill Unarmed Man Who Disobeyed Commands and Exited Car With Hands In Air

9. One In A Million: Park Employee Finds Winchester 73 Leaning Against a Juniper Tree in Nevada Park

10. House Hires Turley As Lead Counsel

I am particularly happy to report that the sixth most popular story this cycle was written by our weekend blogger Lawrence E. Rafferty.

The most frequent commentators in the last 1000 comments were:

Annie (Inga)
Paul C. Schulte
Nick Spinelli
Karen S
Pogo Hears A Who

Thank you to all of our regular commentators. We remain an extraordinarily broad and diverse body of commenters from different parts of the world and different political and social backgrounds. Thanks again.

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