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    End of year pondering

    End of year pondering

    It has been quite a year here at Legal Insurrection.

    The big event was the blog format switchover in mid-June.  I’m very happy with the transition, and even happier with the new software and format.  If you need help with a new or old blog, I highly recommend Ed Burns.

    We now have over 3100 registered users, and monthly visits and page views have steadied at about 500k+/700k+.  As always, I am dependent upon the kindness of others who link, particularly Glenn Reynolds, HotAir, Ace, Ann Althouse, and many others in the vast right-wing blogosphere.  They have my thanks.

    The political season has brought both good and bad.  The number of comments and the vigor of the commenters seems to have picked up.  And so has the rancor, but this place still is a model of civility compared to many blog comment sections.

    I don’t regret my endorsement of Newt, or my blogging about the primaries even if it has turned some people off.  It is what it is, and I will apply that same obsessiveness to defeating Obama when the time comes.

    I try not to lose sight of the fact that we all are on the same team, even if we fight over who will be the starting pitcher.

    The challenges ahead will be many.  Operation Counterweight will become more important than ever.  I’m still sorting out the races to focus on, and I continue so solicit suggestions.

    Thanks to Kathleen and Matthew for their help the past year.

    [insert obligatory thanks to the wife here]

    I’m not sure what direction the blog will take.  I’d like to add one or two regular bloggers, but I have trouble letting go; I was not good at sharing as a child.

    This whole blogging thing, started on a dare, has been interesting.  I’ve made new friends and created enemies; I’ve learned to cherish the former and disregard the latter.

    I worry more than ever about the future of our country and our closest ally, Israel.  2012 will be a year of decisions and actions which will determine the fate of generations.

    The Official Legal InsurrectionNew Year’s Resolution remains the same:

    To keep up the fight against a seemingly unstoppable expansion of government into every aspect of our lives, and to restore a Constitutional balance between government and citizen.


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    I found your blog about a year ago, and since then it has been at the top of my “must read” list. I especially value your political passion that is informed with civility and respect for others.

    Even more, your Zero Tolerance policy pushes back against personal attacks by those on the right. Your calling out personal attacks by the right on conservative political leaders (from Palin to Bachmann to Cain to Gingrich) targets a major poison that threatens conservatism. Intemperate attacks by conservatives against conservatives is, alas, becoming the norm. I can’t think of anyone who is fighting against this as well or as consistently as you. Thank you!

    Finally, and maybe most importantly, my non-obligatory thanks go to your wife.

    Happy New Year, Professor, and congratulations on another successful blog year. Legal Insurrection is one of the few blogs I visit daily. Here’s hoping that 2012 will see a return to some semblance of sanity in this country. Please keep up the good work.

    William A. Jacobson | December 31, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Thanks to everyone for the kind words. Happy New Year.

    LukeHandCool | January 1, 2012 at 12:46 am


    “Finally, and maybe most importantly, my non-obligatory thanks go to your wife.”

    Yep! To Mrs. Jacobson: Happy New Year from all of your husband’s fans! Your patience and understanding make it all possible. God knows he’s an absolute pain to live with … especially when he’s blogging. Bet you have a million stories to tell … ?

    … but in all seriousness, I sense something great being formed. It’s like being some 14-year-old Liverpudlian girl taken to the Cavern Club by her friends, circa 1961, thinking … there is really some vibe here … a bit more time and polish … and who knows what might happen?

    To the toppermost of the bloggerposts! We got a world out there to save!

    Amen and amen, sir.

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