Thank you, Facing South readers -- and congratulations!

Thanks to you, this August we've already set a record for monthly website traffic -- and the end of the month is still 13 days away.

I just checked out our stats, and so far 74,538 unique visitors have paid Facing South a visit this month. That's already more than our previous high of 64,170 for July.

You've made Facing South one of the most important sources for cutting-edge news and perspectives in the South and country. This strength allows us to have a bigger impact on the debate -- like last week, where our breaking coverage helped change the debate about health reform.

Thank you for reading. Together, we're building just what our banner says: "A New Voice for a Changing South."