When I started this blog as Intelligent Discontent back in 2005, it was little more than a hobby that let me vent some of my frustrations about the Bush Administration, but over the past thirteen years, it has evolved into a site that covers breaking news, offers in-depth analysis of Montana politics, and provides a platform for calls to action. That growth, which has seen us on pace for 800 posts this year, has come with costs, from the server that hosts our work to the software that lets us send those posts to your inboxes the moment we write them.
In just the past week, we broke stories about Secretary of State Stapleton trying to expand the power of his office, Matt Rosendale using private e-mail to conduct business as Senate Majority Leader, and the battle over the Democratic Party platform. The Montana Post was the first (and in some cases, the only) outlet to cover these three stories. Your support will help us continue to do that work.
If you think having an independent voice that keeps the pressure on Greg Gianforte, Matt Rosendale, Steve Daines, and the rest of the gang is worth a few bucks a month, we’ve created a Patreon account where you can pledge a small amount to that goal.
None of us are doing this to make money, but we’d appreciate your support to help us keep the site running and expand its scope, bring on new voices, and continue our work. With enough support, I’d love to expand the site to the point where we can pay contributors for their work. Before that, I’d love to pay for the server we use to run the site.
If you appreciate an independent voice holding Montana politicians accountable and informing voters and can throw a few dollars a month our way, we’d certainly appreciate it.
/Fundraising appeal off.