A PLEA FOR YOUR HARD-EARNED CASH….Do you see that house ad over on the right, the one that says “We Need Your Help”? Go ahead and click it. I promise it won’t cause any spyware to infest your computer.

In fact, it’s nothing more than a straightforward, all-American appeal for your dough to help keep both this blog and the Washington Monthly going ? at least until George Soros remembers us in his will or something. After you’ve clicked the link, one further click will allow you to donate money, subscribe to the magazine, or buy an ad. Or do all three!

In case you’re wondering, this really is the only way we’re able to stick around ? subscriptions don’t come close to covering the cost of running the magazine. So if you have a few spare dollars rattling around in your pocket, please help us out. We really, really appreciate it.

And if you don’t, we want you to keep reading anyway. We’re liberals, after all….