We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I do understand their plight, money from paid subscriptions and, directly related, adverts is lessening. But this is not the way to get any of that back. I typically read parts of over forty news publications per day, via links. No way am I able to afford paying for subscriptions to them, and since it is not the same forty every day I would eventually need a disposable income as large as that of Bill Gates. Or go back to the days when my family had only two daily newspapers - and at that, one of them was free to us because my father was an employee.