I suppose it’s obvious that I think one of the reasons you should support the Washington Monthly is that it’s the home of Political Animal (and I felt that way when the resident blogger was Steve Benen and before that Kevin Drum). But this site offers another valuable feature that I try to call attention to regularly, and that I hope you read: Ten Miles Square, a rich sampling of cross-posted and original blog offerings from friends of the Monthly. In case you are not familiar with TMS, here’s a partial roster of writers it draws from:

Jonathan Alter, Michael Kinsley, Ezra Klein, Jonathan Bernstein, Henry Farrell, Harold Pollack, Mark Kleiman, Andrew Gelman, Keith Humphreys, Jonathan Zazloff, Sarah Binder, John Sides, Kevin Carey and Jamie Malanowski–plus assorted Washington Monthly staff and interns.

Don’t know about you, but I generally read all these folks wherever they appear, and it’s useful to have some of their best ongoing work collected in one place.

It’s another reason to appreciate the Monthly, and if you can, to help keep it alive and healthy by donating here.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.