Since we’ve had months and months of alarms and threats over the “fiscal cliff,” producing today’s less than scintillating (and yet to be entirely resolved) anticlimax, let me give you a real and definite deadline: after midnight, donations to the Washington Monthly won’t be deductible on your 2012 tax returns. Much as I might thunder at Congress, future fiscal deals probably won’t change that.

Wish I had the technological wherewithal to put up a countdown clock, but you’ll just have to take this final notice to heart: please make your donation now and then celebrate the New Year with the secure knowledge you’ve done something significant and enduring to end 2012.

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.