This past week, Issues & Insights hit another milestone when we crossed over the 3 million page view mark.
We’ve been in operation only since late April, and we have been continually delighted by the response. When we started I&I, our only goal was to keep alive the spirit of the IBD Editorial page, to which each of us here had devoted much of our professional careers. Now our I&I editorials are regularly featured on Real Clear Politics, in the New York Post, the Washington Times, on Instapundit, Lucianne, Powerline, and other outlets.
We’ve also received more than 2,700 comments, all of which we’ve read (not all of which we ended up posting because some violated our commenting policies).
We even receive fan mail now and again. One reader wrote to us recently saying:
I wake up every morning looking forward to reading I&I. Your in-depth articles are timely and well-researched and were, as a matter of fact, the only reason that I had subscribed to IBD. Please keep up the good work informing and educating … as your site is one of the few places where one can get unbiased and straightforward information.
The outpouring of support we’ve received from former IBD readers, as well as many new readers, is heartwarming. So, too, is the incredible generosity of so many of you who have donated your hard-earned money to support our efforts. Please know that it means the world to us!
This is a labor of love for us. Each of the editors is doing this in his spare time, and so the small amount of money we get from advertising and the generous support of our readers helps us tremendously.
So, from all of us to all of you, we want to offer our most heartfelt thanks!
And, dare we say it, Merry Christmas!!
The I&I editors
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