Thank You for 700!
You may have noticed I’ve started promoting my Substack lately and producing more content. It’s paying off: I broke 700 paid subscribers last night.
Thank you to everyone, old and new, who supports my work. I quite literally couldn’t do it without you. Paid subscriptions help me produce more reporting and analysis here. It also helps subsidize free content that I believe is in the public interest. It also helps me make a living.
I think I’ll publish one of these posts every 100 new paid subscribers until I crack 1,000. You can help by sharing Contra if you’re already subscribed or by becoming a subscriber if you’re not!
If you’re a new free subscriber, or a paid subscriber who hasn’t pick it up yet, I really recommend downloading the Substack app. It makes reading and listening to content a breeze.
I’ve been enjoying posting on the app exclusively for paid subscribers so far. I recently shared a rough draft of an article before publication for reader feedback—which was helpful. It functions a lot like a private Twitter feed.
If you download the app and join the chat, turn on notifications so you can consume new content as soon as it is released into the ether.
Lastly, here is a roundup of some of my latest work. The MLK Day article broke a lot of brains and provoked more than one death threat.
My piece on the rumble in the House also did pretty well.
And my most recent story is also one of the darkest deep dives I’ve done. It’s about an online network of men accused of producing and sharing child pornography. Among the victims are their own underage male students.
I suffered through poring over federal court records so that you don’t have to.
That’s all for now. Thanks again for 700.