We find out this morning from Mother Jones that the Tea Party challenger to Sen. Thad Cochran (Pretty Damned Conservative-MS) attended a pro-Confederate, pro-Secessionist event recently. For the Mississippi GOP this isn’t as unusual as it might sound. What got my attention though is that he’s being supported by the Senate Conservatives Fund and the Club for Growth. The former of course is the spawn of now-Heritage Foundation sachem and former South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint. The picture comes very into focus. Calhounite, neo-Confederate, revanchist.
When we asked recently what makes TPM different from other outlets, readers cited factors like honesty, curiosity, transparency, and our vibrant community. They also pointed to our ability to report on important stories and trends long before they are picked up by mainstream outlets; our ability to contextualize information within the arc of history; and our focus on the real-world consequences of the news.
Our unique approach to reporting and presenting the news, however, wouldn’t be possible without our readers’ support. That’s not just marketing speak, it’s true: our work would literally not be possible without readers deciding to become members. Not only does member support account for more than 80% of TPM’s revenue, our members have helped us build an engaged and informed community. Many of our best stories were born from reader tips and valuable member feedback.
We do what other news outlets can’t or won’t do because our members’ support gives us real independence.
If you enjoy reading TPM and value what we do, become a member today.
|June 25, 2022 9:45 a.m.
Sens. Warren and Smith have an op-ed in the Times today in which they say at the bottom of a…
|June 24, 2022 3:08 p.m.
From a longtime reader and top echelon DC lawyer: Agree with what you just wrote. But don’t separate what the…
|June 24, 2022 2:29 p.m.
The modern conservative judicial movement always had abortion and the reversal of Roe v Wade as its central empowering goal….