Monday, May 21, 2012

Save 'The American Prospect'

While checking blogs, I noticed at a post, "Save The American Prospect" by Katrina vanden Heuvel, noting that The American Prospect might be forced to cease publication if it is unable to raise $500,000 by May 31.  As Katrina wrote:
"In this age of consolidation and conglomeratization, when Citizens United has unleashed tens of millions of dollars to excessively influence our politics through brutish and misleading ads, we need the Prospect’s truth-telling independent journalism more than ever. 
"Founded in 1990 by Robert Kuttner, Robert Reich and Paul Starr as a response to the intellectual ascendancy of conservatism in the 1980s, The American Prospect offers up intelligent liberalism, smart reporting and coverage of movements, progressive thought and policy. It also offers incisive reporting on labor and the progressive infrastructure—of which the Prospect has been an anchor."
The Prospect not only publishes a monthly magazine covering politics, culture and policy from a liberal perspective; it also has developed a robust website at and blog at  It has good people working for it and that work costs money. 

There are few enough publications on the left to offer a voice to progressive ideas, and we can't afford to lose any of them.  I join Katrina vanden Heuvel at The Nation in urging you to support our friends at The American Prospect. Here's how to help. — JMC.