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Res Ipsa Hits 67,000,000

crowd vj dayLast night, Res Ipsa passed the 67,000,000 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. We do not have a running data page so these periodic postings allow our community to see the traffic profile of our blog. So let’s get at it. Continue reading “Res Ipsa Hits 67,000,000”

The Pelosi Tapes: The Video of the October Attack Shows New Details and Refute Sensational Theories

Screen grab from bodycam video following the alleged assault on Paul Pelosi by David DePape in San Francisco on Oct. 28, 2022.


It is a common lament that news today moves at a Nascar pace. With social media, reactions are immediate and can be wrong. It also fuels conspiracy theories on incomplete facts. That was the case with Paul Pelosi. Various sites pushed a theory that Pelosi knew his attacker David DePape and may have actually been in a romantic relationship. Others suggested that there was no danger or emergency when police first arrived at the Pelosi residence. Both claims were shattered by this videotape and offer yet another cautionary tale of the viral claims that can take hold in early coverage. Continue reading “The Pelosi Tapes: The Video of the October Attack Shows New Details and Refute Sensational Theories”

Res Ipsa Hits 66,000,000

crowd vj dayLast night, Res Ipsa passed the 66,000,000 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. We do not have a running data page so these periodic postings allow our community to see the traffic profile of our blog. So let’s get at it. Continue reading “Res Ipsa Hits 66,000,000”

State of the Blog: Looking Back at a Banner Year in 2022

We often use the end of the year to do a quick review of the state of the blog. In 2022, the blog  exploded in size — often doubling or tripling the monthly traffic. We will soon pass our 66,000,000 view mark and our community continues to grow rapidly 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 our editor 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.

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Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year to everyone on our blog! We rang in 2023 at home in McLean, Virginia after returning from Chicago for Christmas.  New Year’s Eve is also my wedding anniversary. Twenty-five years ago,  Leslie and I eloped in Old Town Alexandria after dating eight years. (We used my high school ring to seal the deal). Once again, we will celebrate two anniversary dates. I count the anniversary as our 33rd while Leslie insists on counting this year as our 25th anniversary.  (She takes a purely contractarian approach to the calculation in going by the date on the marriage certificate). We toasted our anniversary and the New Year (as we did 25 years ago and every year since) with a bottle of Schramsburg Cremant. Continue reading “Happy New Year!!!”

Federal Court Rules in Favor of Former Virginia Tech Soccer Player in Free Speech Case

We previously discussed the case of Hening v. Adair, in which a former Virginia Tech women’s soccer player sued over the alleged retaliation of her former coach, Charles “Chugger” Adair for her refusal to kneel while a “Unity Statement” was read over the loudspeakers. In an important ruling, Judge Thomas Cullen correctly held that the case should go forward to trial. Continue reading “Federal Court Rules in Favor of Former Virginia Tech Soccer Player in Free Speech Case”

Res Ipsa Hits 65,000,000

crowd vj dayLast night, Res Ipsa passed the 65,000,000 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. We do not have a running data page so these periodic postings allow our community to see the traffic profile of our blog. So let’s get at it. Continue reading “Res Ipsa Hits 65,000,000”

Res Ipsa Hits 64,000,000

crowd vj dayThis morning, Res Ipsa passed the 64,000,000 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. We do not have a running data page so these periodic postings allow our community to see the traffic profile of our blog. So let’s get at it. Continue reading “Res Ipsa Hits 64,000,000”

“Political Hackery” is No Legal Conspiracy: Vindman Lawsuit Tossed by Federal Court for Failing to State a Legal Claim

While largely lost in election day coverage, United States District Judge James Boasberg dismissed the much heralded case of retired Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman against Donald Trump Jr., Trump ally Rudy Giuliani and others for witness intimidation and retaliation. In a prior column, I criticized the lawsuit as deeply flawed. As is often the case, the media quickly moved on from the case and there is relatively far less coverage of the dismissal than the filing. Continue reading ““Political Hackery” is No Legal Conspiracy: Vindman Lawsuit Tossed by Federal Court for Failing to State a Legal Claim”

Res Ipsa Hits 63,000,000

crowd vj dayYesterday, Res Ipsa passed the 63,000,000 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. We do not have a running data page so these periodic postings allow our community to see the traffic profile of our blog.

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Swiping Left: Tim Ryan Promises to Impose Multiple Litmus Tests on Judicial Nominees

For decades, politicians in both parties agreed that it was anathema in our legal system to impose a litmus test on judicial nominees. Now, however, litmus tests appear the rage, particularly on the left. Indeed, in this week’s Ohio debate, senatorial candidate Tim Ryan (D) outdid his colleagues in not just promising one but multiple litmus tests for judicial nominees. Continue reading “Swiping Left: Tim Ryan Promises to Impose Multiple Litmus Tests on Judicial Nominees”

Res Ipsa Hits 62,000,000

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I am a bit delayed but, a few days ago, Res Ipsa passed the 62,000,000 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. We do not have a running data page so these periodic postings allow our community to see the traffic profile of our blog. Continue reading “Res Ipsa Hits 62,000,000”

Res Ipsa Hits 61,000,000

crowd vj day

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. Continue reading “Res Ipsa Hits 61,000,000”