The Corner Turns 11: Break Out the Champagne? Or Is Bourbon More Appropriate?

by Kathryn Jean Lopez

I don’t know what we were doing this past week that was so important, but this week that’s wrapping up today marks the 11th anniversary of the birth of The Corner on National Review Online. I could get nostalgic thinking back to the early days and how much we’ve been through since. Great debates and fun conversations — some of them tough, too, emotionally, intellectually, and otherwise. Information and passion. Lots of links. It’s been a magazine within a magazine within a magazine for some. A community for others. A trusted filter. A conservative watercooler. An inside look into a worldview you might not agree with for some. 

I am always struck by how many people have so many warm feelings toward The Corner and have stayed with us over the years, sharing posts with friends and family, making us a part of your family. Definitely making The Corner part of your work day. (Remember Election Day 2004?) Thank you for your loyalty. Thank you for your readership. Thank you for your support. Thank you for clicking again and again. 

Thank you, too, for your prayers for folks around these parts. Some of what you tell me, when we have the opportunity to meet online or off, speaks to the ultimate beauty of what’s been built here. 

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