THE SCRAPPLEFACE CORROLARY: PoliBlogger and I have both verified, independently, that our blogs get vastly more visits when both we and ScrappleFace have recently posted. If ScrappleFace shows up as HOT! on the blogroll and we show up as [U] on his blogroll, we get probably a third more hits than when the ScrappleFace Factor is not in play. While correlation is not proof of causation, the theoretical basis for making this connection seems compelling.

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.