The Best of 2012

2012 was the best year yet here at The Western Word (TWW) – and I’ve been doing this since January 2005! Thank you!

It is always fun to see which columns are viewed the most and from where the columns are viewed – this past year people from 75 countries visited TWW – a special “shout-out” to one person in China who stopped by!

Listed below are the top five columns that received the most views in 2012 here at The Western Word. 

5. MT Senate 2012: Debate Poll

This poll was posted on October 8, 2012 and asked, “Who do you think won the Tuesday (Oct. 8) debate in Montana between U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D) and Congressman Denny Rehberg (R)?”

4. The Killing at Poplar River

This column was posted April 8, 2008, and it continues to attract readers today making it #4 most viewed in 2012. It was written after I watched a two-hour story on NBC about Barry Beach and his confession to the 1979 murder of Kim Nees near Poplar, Montana.

3. Montana Politics 2012: New Polls!

This column was posted on February 24, 2011 and it was about my analysis of several polls regarding Montana’s U.S. Senate, U.S. House, and Governor races.

2. Politics 2012: 10 Most Vulnerable Senators

On November 4, 2010, I posted a list of the 10 Most Vulnerable Senators up for re-election in 2012. The column was linked to and reposted several times and appeared in newspapers across the country. It soon became the most viewed column from The Western Word.

And, the most viewed column in 2012 was…

1. Politics 2012: 10 Most Vulnerable Senators (Fall 2011 Update)

On September 14, 2011, I posted an update to my column from the year before. It was the most viewed column of 2012.

Thanks to all the folks who stopped by to visit TWW, and to those who linked to this site – thank you!

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