Last night, the blog hit another milestone today with over 35,000,000 views. We have also passed 50,000 followers on Twitter. We relish these “little engine that could” moments to take stock in our expanding base of readers. The blog shows that there is still an interest in a place for passionate but civil discourse on legal and policy issues of our time (and perhaps a few wacky stories). As always, I want to offer special thanks for our weekend contributors and particularly Darren Smith who continues help up with periodic technical problems etc).
I particularly want to thank our regular commentators and readers. We try to keep this blog as an open forum with as little interference or monitoring of the comments as possible. Given our free speech orientation, we try not to delete comments and, for that reason, we are deeply appreciative of how most people avoid personal or offensive comments in debating these issues. Obviously, our open forum allows trolls and others to spew comments that are at times offensive and obnoxious but we continue to believe that civil and balanced comments will prevail. Thank you for voluntarily assuming restraint over the tenor and content of your comments.
So here is our current profile:
In the last 90 days, our ten biggest international sources for readers (after the United States) have been:
Welcome to all of our new readers from those countries and the almost 200 countries with readers on our blog. This includes a couple dozen on the Isle of Man.
The top ten posted in terms of readership in the last 90 days:
1. After the Inspector Genera Report, Questions Grow Over The Lack of A Criminal Referral For McCabe
2. SUNY Student Reprimanded Under “Unwritten Policy” For Criticizing Liberal Intolerance
3. “Confused and Distracted”: McCabe Uses Flynn Defense Against False Statement Allegation
4. Justice Delayed Is Justice: Mueller Fights To Delay Russian Collusion Trial
5. A Higher Priority: The Investigation of James Comey Raises Serious Questions Over His Leaking
6. Why The IG Report Undermines Mueller’s Obstruction Investigation
7. Liar, Liar, DOJ On Fire? Comey and McCabe Offer Sharply Conflicting Accounts
8. Comey and McCabe Leap From The Moral High Ground Into The Trump Abyss
9. With New Referral To The Inspector General: The FBI Finds Itself Caught In A Crossfire Hurricane
10. Beware The “Lawyer Acquaintance”: How Fifty-Six Words May Have Just Sunk Trump and Cohen in the Stormy Daniels Litigation
The most frequent commentators on this round were:
Nuchacha is Insufferable
Paul C. Schulte
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.
Thanks again to those who try to keep our discussions passionate but civil. We obviously have relapses into personal attacks, particularly during these heated political times. However, I am impressed how most people are able to transcend disagreements to avoid making our differences personal or offensive. There remains a core of people in this country that want to speak objectively about the problems in our country — both legal and political. Some have found their way to this blog and I hope more will join them. We hope that this forum can remain a pluralistic and open forum for mature people to engage in mature discussions. Such discussions have never been more important.
Thanks again everyone and congratulations on the latest milestone. Now on to 36,000,000!