America’s tax code is filled with breaks of questionable morality and economic utility. But the tax break you get when you support the quality commentary and journalism of the Washington Monthly is an exception.

Like much of the rest of the economy, journalism is in a state of flux, trying to find its way through rapidly changing technological and funding structures. And as with much of the rest of the economy, those changes have resulted in job losses, wage declines, an emphasis on faster and shorter production times–often with a concomitant reduction in quality.

The Washington Monthly is attempting to embrace the good aspects of these changes without falling prey to the bad. Today’s funding model for sites like the Political Animal increasingly requires the good will and generosity of reader support to accomplish that.

It’s a tax break that’s worth taking advantage of, and actually does the country good.

David Atkins

Follow David on Twitter @DavidOAtkins. David Atkins is a writer, activist and research professional living in Santa Barbara. He is a contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal and president of The Pollux Group, a qualitative research firm.