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ReasonReasonWe thank you, loyal readers, for sticking with us through Reason's webathon week, which is now officially over.*

We are both stoked and grateful to report that—thanks to a last-minute surge in giving—we met (and even slightly exceeded!) our goal for the week. More than 1,100 of you forked over your hard-earned dollars to help keep Reason in business. A little over $200,000 is a lot of money to a magazine like ours, and we really appreciate you digging deep to find it for us.

And the fact that so many of you chipped in feels especially valuable in the face of news in recent weeks, days, and months that other publications (including one that used to employ me) are dropping like flies in this treacherous media landscape. Thanks to your generosity—and just as important, your vast numbers—Reason is not at the mercy of the whims of a single sugar daddy or the vagaries of a tech giant's algorithm. We've also been able to avoid going behind a paywall to make the money math work, which means your tax-deductible donation truly supports our mission to get information out to everybody, not just to preach to the choir.

Without you, we couldn't afford to do what we have done every day for the last 50 years. It ain't cheap to produce independent, high-quality journalism about stories that really matter—especially stories other publications are afraid to touch, or don't even know are there. Your donations means we can follow our hearts and our noses in our quest to come right back to you with the absolute best stories, videos, podcasts, and more.

Special thanks to the two folks who offered $25,000 matching grants, goosing giving from new donors and offering everyone more bang for their buck. And a thank you as well to everyone who supports Reason year-round, not just when we stick popups in your face about it.

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  • Derp-o-Matic 6000||

    Woah?

  • lap83||

    I always think of Tintin's dog Snowy when people spell "whoa" that way. It's how he barked

  • Sometimes a Great Notion||

    More than 1,100 of you

    I DEMAND A RECOUNT!

  • Conchfritters||

    KMW used to work for Kristol? Sorry to hear about his magazine - - who knew that flushing blood and treasure down the toilet to bring democracy at the point of a gun to the shitholes on the earth was a bad strategy.

  • Derp-o-Matic 6000||

    They just didn't do it hard enough

  • OpenBordersLiberal-tarian||

    Well, neoconservatives like Kristol are far from libertarians, to be sure. But they're still clearly better than the alt-right white nationalists who now control the Republican Party. Orange Hitler's draconian war on immigration is a much more outrageous atrocity than anything Bush II did in Iraq.

    #LibertariansForABetterGOP
    #OpenBorders
    #NoBanNoWall

  • Sonny Bono's Ghost||

    I'm gonna file this under trolling.

  • Ken Shultz||

    It's really about their hatred of Trump for being a pragmatist.

    Show me a never Trumper in the Republican party circa 2016, and I'll show you someone who is probably a neocon.

    Bad bet. The party faithful will always find themselves on the side of their guy in the White House. See feminists running to Bill Clinton's defense for his anti-feminist behavior.

    We were always at war with Eastasia.

  • Ken Shultz||

    In regards to the Weekly Standard, on the one hand, it's troubling to see, again, that the president seems to dictate the ideology of the party in power. On the other hand, watching support for neoconservatism drop like a sack of cannolis . . . well, it couldn't happen to a nicer bunch.

    The natural home for the neoconservatives is in the Democratic Party anyway. It's basically like the drug war in our northeastern metropolises only externalized to solve similar problems in the developing world. If you think the drug war in Newark is great, you're gonna love the invasion of Syria! We're gonna fix their problems whether they like it or not.

  • Derp-o-Matic 6000||

    Seriously, no one else is concerned that the EiC of this "fine publication" just began an article with "Woah"?

  • Ryan (formally HFTO)||

    It's a blog post

  • Derp-o-Matic 6000||

    It's not a word!

  • Dillinger||

    dude there are no words anymore. spelling and grammar ded.

  • Sonny Bono's Ghost||

    As a Texan, I can assure you that it is.

  • Sonny Bono's Ghost||

    ...its just misspelled. LOL.

  • Rat on a train||

    your hard-earned dollars
    How many orphans were harmed in earning that money?

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