Res Ipsa Hits 61,000,000

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Yesterday, Res Ipsa passed the 61,000,000 mark in views on the blog. We have used these moments to give thanks for our many regular readers around the world and share our traffic data to give you an idea of the current profile of readers around the world.

As always, I want to offer special thanks for Darren Smith, who has continued to help manage the blog and help out folks who encounter posting problems.  I also want to thank Kristin Oren who continues her amazing work proofing posts on a daily basis to remove my embarrassing typos.  Finally, I would like to thank our regular readers who alert me to typos or any violations of the civility or copyright policies on the blog.

We have continued to post the highest traffic numbers for each month this year.

So here is our current profile:

As of this morning, we have over 20,742 posts and roughly 1,200,000 comments. We are at roughly 318,000 Twitter followers.  We have roughly 6,600 people who signed up for alerts by emails.

In the last month, our ten biggest international sources for readers came from:

  1. United States
    2. Canada
    3. United Kingdom
    4. Australia
    5. Germany
    6. “Unknown region”
    7. France
    8. Netherlands
    9. Austria
    10. New Zealand

The top five posts in terms of readership in the month were:

  1. Poll: The J6 Hearings Had Virtually No Impact on Changing the Public Views
  2. Congress Adds 87,000 new IRS Agents to Pursue $204 Billion in Tax Fraud While 500 IG Agents Struggle to Investigate $160 Billion in Covid Fraud? 
  3. The Incredible Shrinking Merrick Garland
  4. “The Whole Enchilada”: Pundits Wrongly Claim the Mar-a-Lago Raid Could Disqualify Trump from Future Office
  5. Five Lingering Questions In the Wake of the Mar-a-Lago Raid

So that’s the update. I cannot thank our regulars enough for their support of the blog. This is an expanding vibrant community and it is a great pleasure to see our community expanding around the world. I particularly appreciate most of our readers remaining civil respectful to others. While we have our trolls and blind partisans, most of those on this blog value passionate but civil discourse. It remains a great honor to serve as the host of such a growing and vibrant community.


33 thoughts on “Res Ipsa Hits 61,000,000”

  1. All comment boards attract trolls and haters, usually on the Left (not always), but this one is far better than most. Regardless of viewpoint, we all should agree that Professor Turley provides a wonderful starting point for sincere discussion. I have learned a lot here.

  2. Congratulations and thanks JT, Darren, and Kristin! To make the blog even better, would it possible for JT to (1) engage with the commenters in an appropriate and not too burdensome manner and frequency, and (2) make greater efforts to promote blog civility (and discourage incivility like name calling and personal insults) and provide additional information and transparency regarding the types of actions that result in comments being removed or commenters being banned (or reprimanded)? Thanks for you consideration.

  3. Your writing goes perfect with my morning coffee! Thank you and congrats!

  4. Congratulations. I am amazed at the amount of writing that you get published every single day. This is a daily stop for me. glad I signed up for email notifications. wouldn’t miss it for the world

  5. High praise for Res Ipsa! Thank you for bringing your subscribers a well reasoned perspective on the important issues on a daily basis. I look forward to reading the blog posts. I truly believe that the blog provides us with a wonderful opportunity for enlightenment.

  6. Nothing’s Written in Tablets of Stone

    Professor, thank you for taking the time to host an unique blog that devoted to the link between Law and Politics. I enjoy your writing from a conservate point of view, always reminding us that most analyses are based on assumptions. I am eagerly waiting on you takes about DC Court of Appeals ruled that DoJ must release an internal memo advising then-Attorney General Bill Barr in March 2019 to determine that former President Trump did not obstruct justice. CREW [1] sued.

    As some topics raise questions from commentators. Is there a chance for an internship, sponsered eg by Kirkland & Ellis?

    A special thanks goes to Darren Smith who solved technical issues smooth and quick. His advice, how to avoid irregolarities in the future, is always most welcome!


    1. Are your comments parody?

      Your link to a Marxist group with the misnomer Citizens for Ethics, dedicates all of its screeds on Trump. The tell: they sued him on his inaugural day. Yet nothing about Obama corrupting the Federal government, Joe Biden / Burisma / Hunter, Hillary Clinton’s “Clinton Foundation” corruption (just to mention one of her many corrupt acts), and laughably the mother of dark money Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut gets no mention at all. How do you “agitprop” in Chinese?

      Parody or delusional?

      1. What Do you Prefer? Babbeling About a Colorful 1K Puzzle-Picture or About the Shade in one tiny piece that you oppose?

        Allow me a short flash back:
        2008 DEM Primary: Hillary Clinton lost to a former Civil Rights attorny and freshman Senator of Illinois in his third year of service.
        2008 John McCain’s Concession Speech: Although in his Arizona’s home turf, a significant number of his supporters booed when he addresses President elect.
        2009:President Obama in his Inauguration speech: “On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.” [1]
        2009: Eric Holder [4) was appointed as AG to the Cabinet. After his resignation, he was succeeded by Loretta Lynch [5]
        2014: David Brock, one of the most influential operatives within DNC, was elected as board president of “Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington”. According to “Washington Information Directory”, CREW is a “nonpartisan U.S. government ethics and accountability watchdog organization”.
        Ongoing: Since President Trump took office, countless Criminal Investigations were filed and selectively leaked in part, while the progress in “matters” that occured during Obama Administration is manageable [6].

        In short: As this topic is too serious for creating a parody,I leave it there.

        My comments shouldn’t be placed into delusional column either (I neither feal mental ill nor have unrealistic beliefs). I just worry that Republican Leadership is still distract from focusing to flip congress in fall. Its so sad, that those who have live-long experiences and those who are popular, don’t find common ground that strengthen ISSUES, VOTERS care. Here is just one example:

        VOTERS value endorsements from former President Trump. As # 45 is a political outsider (he doesn’t know about VOTERS opinion about carpetbagger), he judges (mainly) about popularity [7]:and in absolutes (pro/against). After started with a heavy bag (Dr. Mehmet Oz lives in a manison in Cliffside Park, NJ overlooking the Manhattan’s skyline) to hold PA’s Senate seat, he added weight by running on wrong topics and talking about issues that VOTERS don’t deeply care about [8]. David McCormick wouldn’t need a MAGA rally on 9/3 to cliimb a road that might be too steep for Dr. Oz to cross the finishline on top.

        [1] 12 years later, President Biden said at the same occasion: “To overcome these challenges, to restore the soul and secure the future of America, requires so much more than words. It requires the most elusive of all things in a democracy – unity. Unity. […] My whole soul is in this. Bringing America together, uniting our people, uniting our nation. And I ask every American to join me in this cause. Uniting to fight the foes we face – anger, resentment and hatred. Extremism, lawlessness, violence, disease, joblessness, and hopelessness.
        With unity we can do great things, important things. We can right wrongs, we can put people to work in good jobs, we can teach our children in safe schools. We can overcome the deadly virus, we can rebuild work, we can rebuild the middle class and make work secure, we can secure racial justice and we can make America once again the leading force for good in the world.I know speaking of unity can sound to some like a foolish fantasy these days. I know the forces that divide us are deep and they are real. But I also know they are not new. Our history has been a constant struggle between the American ideal, that we are all created equal, and the harsh ugly reality that racism, nativism and fear have torn us apart. The battle is perennial and victory is never secure.” But the President didn’t stopp there: On his 1st day in office he proclaimed “A National Day of Unity” [2] Further, as “our Democracy is at risk […] President Biden will host the United We Stand Summit at the White House to counter the corrosive effects of hate-fueled violence on our democracy and public safety, highlight the response of the Biden-Harris Administration and communities nationwide to these dangers, and put forward a shared, bipartisan vision for a more united America.[3] I am eager to know whose Republicans are on-board but I don’t expect that the Administration reflects on the progress we have uniting America since 2009.

        [4] If you don’t know if you paint him as Uniter or Divider, search for OIG reports 2012 and 2016 about “Operation Fast & Furios” and “New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case”.
        [5] If you don’t know if you paint her as Uniter or Divider, search for “Elisabeth Carlisle”, “Herridge Comey email” or “Lynch investigation matter”
        [6] On /9/23/20 Republicans published an 87-pages report about “Hunter Biden, Burisma, and Corruption: The Impact on U.S.Government Policy and Related Concerns” that concludes: “The Chairmen’s investigation has faced many obstacles from the minority and from executive agencies that have failed to comply with document requests. Accordingly, there remains much work to be done.” Example: According to confidential document 6, “Elena Baturina wired $3.5 million to a Rosemont Seneca Thornton LLC bank account for a “Consultancy Agreement DD12.02.2014” Do we already know the consultency the company worked on?
        [7] “I have known Dr. Oz for many years, as have many others, even if only through his very successful television show, He has lived with us through the screen and has always been popular, respected and smart.”
        [8] Tucker Carlson: Biden’s DOJ has done nothing to stop the crime wave.

  7. I am truly grateful that Professor Turley remains firmly anchored in the constitution and the framers original intent. That makes this blog a reliably fixed reference point around which we can see our culture and politics moving.

    1. “I am truly grateful that Professor Turley remains firmly anchored . . .”

      That, and this, are what I appreciate: That he has culture-wide interests, and a mind that can see broader issues — as opposed to the legal blogs that focus just on the technicalities of the law. (That’s not a condemnation of those blogs, just not my interest.)

  8. There’s so much information available, one has to be discerning with their sources. After listening to Professor Turley’s reasoned logic on Fox News, absent the normal political spin or hyperbole, I became a fan and read his posts religiously.

  9. And we appreciate you! You know the law and speak your mind. As you know, that’s rare. With your help, perhaps that will change. Congratulations to you!

  10. Thank you for being an enjoyable part of my day. I enjoy the law and politics and this site brings the two together very well.

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