With the end of April, five years have passed since Jim Bacon gave me a password for Bacon’s Rebellion and the semi-honorary title of contributing editor, probably no longer applicable. Subscribers numbered one-sixth of what they are now, but it has been clear from the beginning that some of the state’s political leadership followed the blog.
Here are ten headlines of mine (out of 650, including my posts of guest contributors) that have reached into the top 200 or so Rebellion posts of all time, in order of total page views recorded on the administration page:
- Tech Prof Corrected WHO, CDC on COVID Spread
- Legislative Staffer Files Retirement Mid-Meeting
- Grass No, Hemp Yes! New VA Law Signed
- Will VA Now Help Kill the Electoral College?
- Richmond Wants to Kill Its Gas Utility, Also Ending Service in Henrico, Chesterfield
- Now California Will Control Virginia’s Auto Sales
- VA to Examine Company Payrolls, Hunting Bias
- Dominion Green Energy Costs Continue to Grow
- Sweeping COVID Workplace Regulation Proposed
- Fuel Costs Explode on Dominion Bills in July
Here are two more with decent counts I’d like to link to, because time has shown them to be prescient:
Many of those were stories either ignored by the state’s mainstream media and new digital outlets or they caused those outlets to then write on the same issue (versions that were acceptable to the censors controlling the flow of information on various “news” compilation feeds.) Some stories are still being ignored, such as Richmond’s early-stage effort to kill its natural gas utility.
Bacon’s loyal readers often got the word first. Thank you for reading.