Two thousand sixteen is almost at an end, and, before the year slips away into the books, I wanted to write a quick Editor’s Update to keep you all informed about how things are going.
This has been a tense and surprising year, and I’d like to thank our readers for sticking by us throughout. We appreciate it. We’ve had record traffic to the website since January, with both October and November representing the two busiest months in our history. As they say on the airlines, we know you have a choice, and we’re thrilled that you keep reading us. Here’s to 2017, and beyond.
Naturally, this isn’t going to be cheap. And that means we’re going to need your help. As always, National Review survives because our readers want it to survive. We have no sugar daddy, no government grants, no bank robbers willing to throw us a percentage of their loot. If David Brock is right and there is a secret right-wing lair out there, our invites have been lost repeatedly in the post.
Bottom line: To rebuild NRO, we are going to need around $150,000. If you want to help us get there, there are a bunch of ways you can do that:
Our new website aside, I’m greatly looking forward to next year. It’ll be a busy one in Washington, which means it’ll be a busy one on NRO. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year, and I’ll see you all soon.
— Charles C. W. Cooke is the editor of National Review Online.