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The Monthly‘s annual fundraising drive continues this week. If you’re a regular, you know that the Washington Monthly offers the kind of cutting-edge reporting and analysis the country needs now more than ever, breaking big stories well ahead of other media outlets.
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This does matter. A few years ago, back when I was in graduate school, I wrote a piece about the Washington Monthly and its history and finances. Check it out here, if you’ve got a minute.
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