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Supreme Court associate justice Brett Kavanaugh speaks in the East Room of the White House, October 8, 2018. (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo)
Please scroll through NR’s 216 articles on the attack on Brett Kavanaugh, and consider what this coverage was worth to you.

I have 216 reasons for you to support NR.

They are all the articles, editorials, and blog posts we wrote after the Christine Blasey Ford accusation against Brett Kavanaugh broke, pushing back against the madness that gripped the Democrats and the media.

When the allegation first emerged, we called it “An Eleventh-Hour Ambush”; when The New Yorker entered the fray with its shoddy report about an alleged incident at Yale, we urged Republicans to “Fight for Kavanaugh”; when Jeff Flake forced a delay in the vote, we inveighed against his “Terrible Idea”; when Susan Collins made her excellent speech, we wrote, “Thank You, Susan Collins”; and when the whole sordid affair ended, with Kavanaugh finally on the Court where he belonged, we wrote, “Justice Prevailed.”

And those were just the editorials. We wrote about every detail of the case and the big picture. We wrote about it late at night and early in the morning, on weekends and weekdays, when anything of significance happened. We threw everything we had at it, including our big legal guns, Andy McCarthy and David French.

We were, of course, delighted to do it, although dismayed by the circumstances. This is what we exist to do, and why we care about our standards and credibility so much — because there is no substitute for them when something important is on the line.

Unfortunately, serious magazines of opinion like ours don’t make money, so we need your help to be able to jump on stories like this with difference-making journalism.

So please scroll through below all the reasons you should support NR — here’s our donate page — and consider what this coverage was worth to you.

Maybe it was nothing, but, if you are a conservative and felt the same outrage and alarm as the rest of us at what happened to Brett Kavanugh, I doubt that. Maybe it’s a penny per article, which works out to $2.16 — that’s fine, we’d be grateful to have it. Maybe it’s a dime per article, or $21.60. Maybe it’s a dollar per article, or $216.00. Maybe it’s $10 per article, and you want to weigh in in a big way — $2,160.00 — to help us reach and surpass our goal of $200,000 (which is far less than we really need).

Whatever it is, I’m guessing it’s something.

So here they are: 216 reasons you should support NR, 216 reasons we have been working at full throttle the last couple of weeks, 216 reasons why NR’s voice is so important, 216 reasons I’ve never been prouder to work here.

1. The Democrats Are Doing a Very Bad Thing to Brett Kavanaugh, by David French, September 13, 2018

2. Wait, That Allegation Sat on Dianne Feinstein’s Desk Since Late July?, by Jim Geraghty, September 14, 2018

3. Dianne Feinstein’s Rank Illiberalism, by Charles C. W. Cooke, September 14, 2018

4. Now Even Evidence of Brett Kavanaugh’s Good Character Is Used against Him, by David French, September 14, 2018

5. Senator Feinstein Is Behaving Rather Strangely, by Charles C. W. Cooke, September 14, 2018

6. What’s in It for Republicans?, by Charles C. W. Cooke September 15, 2018

7. Weighing the Allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, by David French, September 16, 2018

8. Democrats Want Their Pound of Kavanaugh Flesh, by John Fund, September 16, 2018

9. Senator Kafka (D-Ill.), by Charles C. W. Cooke September 16, 2018

10. So Now What?, by Charles C. W. Cooke September 16, 2018

11. This Week Will Make the Clarence Thomas Confirmation Hearings Look Civil and Agreeable, by Jim Geraghty, September 17, 2018

12. Corroboration Is Critical Because Memory Is Unreliable, by David French, September 17, 2018

13. On Jennifer Rubin’s Bizarre Critique of Brett Kavanaugh by Charles C. W. Cooke, September 17, 2018

14. Against Collective Guilt, by Charles C. W. Cooke, September 17, 2018

15. Kavanaugh Too, by Michael Brendan Dougherty, September 17, 2018

16. Kavanaugh in the #MeToo Era, by Mona Charen, September 17, 2018

17. Judge Kavanaugh’s Denial, by Ramesh Ponnuru, September 18, 2018

18. The Double Standard for High-Profile Sexual-Misconduct Accusations, by Jim Geraghty, September 18, 2018

19. If the Truth Is So Important, Why All the Foot-Dragging, by Jim Geraghty, September 18, 2018

20. Christine Blasey Ford Must Agree to Testify, by David French, September 18, 2018

21. Democrats, Kavanaugh, and ‘The End of Civilization,’ by Andrew C. McCarthy, September 18, 2018

22. The Charges against Judge Kavanaugh Should Be Ignored, by Dennis Prager, September 18, 2018

23. An Eleventh-Hour Ambush, by The Editors, September 18, 2018

24. Brett Kavanaugh’s Kafkaesque Nightmare, by Rich Lowry, September 18, 2018

25. The Descent into Progressive Madness, by Victor Davis Hanson, September 18, 2018

26. Another Alleged Witness Denies Seeing or Hearing What Kavanaugh’s Accuser Claimed, by Jim Geraghty, September 19, 2018

27. Oh, What a Tangled Web, by Victor Davis Hanson, September 19, 2018

28. What Judge Kavanaugh May Be Thinking, by Ramesh Ponnuru, September 19, 2018

29. It’s a Set-Up, by Andrew C. McCarthy, September 19, 2018

30. Don’t ‘Believe Women.’ Believe Evidence, by Michelle Malkin, September 19, 2018

31. Feinstein’s Inexcusable Handling of the Kavanaugh Accusation, by Jonah Goldberg, September 19, 2018

32. Does Kavanaugh’s Accuser Actually Want to Testify?, by Charles C. W. Cooke September 20, 2018

33. The Scientific Method Is a Method, Not an Imprimatur, by Charles C. W. Cooke September 20, 2018

34. The Demands the Ford Team Has Made Are Ludicrous, by Charles C. W. Cooke September 20, 2018

35. To Testify, or Not to Testify, That Is Question, by Jim Geraghty, September 20, 2018

36. That’s Not How Evidence Works, by David French, September 20, 2018

37. Anatomy of a Left-Wing Political Drive-By Hit against a Supreme Court Nominee, by Carrie Severino, September 20, 2018

38. If Kavanaugh’s Accuser Won’t Testify, the Senate Should Vote, by The Editors, September 20, 2018

39. In Evaluating Credibility, the Signs Point in Brett Kavanaugh’s Favor, by Dan McLaughlin, September 20, 2018

40. The Kavanaugh Allegations Should be Confronted, Not Ignored, by Alexandra DeSanctis, September 20, 2018

41. Do Democrats Really Believe Christine Blasey Ford Doesn’t Have to Prove Her Claims?, by David French, September 20, 2018

42. Brett Kavanaugh and the Therapy Mob, by Heather Wilhelm, September 20, 2018

43. Roe’s Place in the Confirmation Wars, by Ramesh Ponnuru, September 20, 2018

44. Has the Kavanaugh Battle Vindicated Trump Voters?, by Jonathan Tobin, September 21, 2018

45. Yes, Rejecting Kavanaugh Now Would Disgrace Him, by Michael Brendan Dougherty, September 21, 2018

46. No Hearing; Just Vote on Kavanaugh Nomination, by Andrew C. McCarthy, September 21, 2018

47. Shut Up, They Explained, by Rich Lowry, September 21, 2018

48. Censure Dianne Feinstein, by Michael W. Schwartz, September 21, 2018

49. Partisan Politics Are Trampling American Ideals in Kavanaugh Saga, by Jonah Goldberg, September 21, 2018

50. The Brett Kavanaugh Doppelgänger Theory, by Jim Geraghty, September 21, 2018

51. Back to Anita Hill, by Ramesh Ponnuru, September 21, 2018

52. Grassley’s Kangaroo Court, by Andrew C. McCarthy, September 22, 2018

53. The Flawed Statistic That’s Helping Poison the Brett Kavanaugh Debate, by David French, September 22, 2018

54. Third Named Witness Rejects Kavanaugh’s Accusers Allegations, by Charles C. W. Cooke, September 22, 2018

55. And Then There Was One . . ., by Charles C. W. Cooke, September 22, 2018

56. Senator Hirono Didn’t Always Tell Men to ‘Shut Up’ and Believe Accusers, by John Fund, September 23, 2018

57. Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Process Is a Maelstrom of Insincerities, by George Will, September 23, 2018

58. On The New Yorker’s Grossly Irresponsible Story, by Charles C. W. Cooke, September 24, 2018

59. ‘Innocent Until Proven Guilty’ Doesn’t Apply to Conservatives, by Jim Geraghty, September 24, 2018

60. Let’s See These Emails, by Robert VerBruggen, September 24, 2018

61. A Festival of Bad Faith, by Rich Lowry, September 24, 2018

62. When Evidence No Longer Matters, by David French, September 24, 2018

63. Opposing Kavanaugh, by ‘Whatever Means Necessary,’ by Thomas Jipping, September 24, 2018

64. On Fox, Brett Kavanaugh Mounts an Aggressive, Specific Defense, by David French, September 24, 2018

65. Democrats and Media Clamor for a Background Investigation—But the Wrong One, by Hadley Arkes, September 24, 2018

66. Fight for Kavanaugh, by The Editors, September 24, 2018

67. How the Kavanaugh Smears Validate Trumpian Politics, by Rich Lowry, September 25, 2018

68. Did Brett Kavanaugh Kiss Renate Dolphin in High School? America Needs to Know, by Rich Lowry, September 25, 2018

69. More Mayer Myopia, by Charles C. W. Cooke, September 25, 2018

70. Losing the Presumption of Innocence, by Thomas Jipping, September 25, 2018

71. Is It Time for the FBI?, by Jonah Goldberg, September 25, 2018

72. The Presumptions of Evil That Cloud the Kavanaugh Debate, by David French, September 25, 2018

73. Is This Hearing Going to Happen? Nobody Seems to Know, by Charles C. W. Cooke, September 25, 2018

74. Old Character Assassinations Don’t Support New Character Assassinations, by David French, September 25, 2018

75. A Little Perspective on the Presumption of Innocence, by Carrie Severino, September 25, 2018

76. Only Republicans Who Are Men Are Fit to Ask Questions at the Ford Hearing, by Rich Lowry, September 25, 2018

77. Avenatti’s Sleazy New Charge, by The Editors, September 26, 2018

78. The Clarence Thomas Precedent, by Jonathan S. Tobin, September 26, 2018

79. The Absurdities of the Kavanaugh Crisis, by Conrad Black, September 26, 2018

80. Belief Outweighs Truth in the Kavanaugh Hearings, by Jonah Goldberg, September 26, 2018

81. A Judicial Confirmation Hearings Is Not a Trial, by Andrew C. McCarthy, September 26, 2018

82. Yale’s Culture of Drinking, by Kyle Smith, September 26, 2018

83. Against the ‘Choir Boy’ Straw Man, by Charles C. W. Cooke, September 26, 2018

84. Seven Questions about the Avenatti/Swetnick Story, by Charles C. W. Cooke, September 26, 2018

85. Ford’s Statement Previews the Coming Impasse, by Charles C. W. Cooke, September 26, 2018

86. Stick with Kavanaugh, by Ramesh Ponnuru, September 26, 2018

87. Kavanaugh Allegations: Georgetown Prep President Decries Media Coverage of School, by Alexandra DeSanctis, September 26, 2018

88. How Did the Media Miss the Rape Gangs?, by Jonah Goldberg, September 26, 2018

89. Judge Kavanaugh and Roe, Again, by Ramesh Ponnuru, September 26, 2018

90. Carrying on in the Face of Threats, by Jim Geraghty, September 26, 2018

91. Why Kavanaugh and Not Gorsuch?, by Ramesh Ponnuru, September 26, 2018

92. Brett Kavanaugh Should Be Angry, by Rich Lowry, September 27, 2018

93. Another Anonymous Allegation amid a Bungled Process, by Andrew C. McCarthy, September 27, 2018

94. The Truths Behind Our Current Political Turmoil, by Victor Davis Hanson, September 27, 2018

95. Nine Things to Know on Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing Day, by Jim Geraghty, September 27, 2018

96. How Today’s Hearing Is about the Lessons from 2016, by Jim Geraghty, September 27, 2018

97. ‘Unable to Corroborate,’ by Thomas Jipping, September 27, 2018

98. Ford’s Testimony Has Changed Everything and Nothing, by David French, September 27, 2018

99. The Question of Mark Judge, by Ramesh Ponnuru, September 27, 2018

100. The Temperament Canard, by Ramesh Ponnuru, September 27, 2018

101. Kavanaugh’s Opening Statement, by Rich Lowry, September 27, 2018

102. After Kavanaugh’s Stand, Republicans Abandon Him at Their Peril, by David French, September 27, 2018

103. Kavanaugh’s Testimony Was His Joseph N. Welch Moment, by Victor Davis Hanson, September 27. 2018

104. In Defense of Kavanaugh’s Anger,’ by Charles C. W. Cooke, September 27, 2018

105. Call the Roll on Kavanaugh, by Matthew Continetti, September 28, 2018

106. Brett Kavanaugh’s History-Changing Speech, by Kyle Smith, September 28, 2018

107. The Show Trial of Brett Kavanaugh, by Mona Charen, September 28, 2018

108. Confirm Kavanaugh, by The Editors, September 28, 2018

109. The Presumption of Innocence Has Not Been Overcome, by Carrie Severino, September 28, 2018

110. A Heart-Wrenching Accusation Followed, by an Adamant and Impassioned Denial, by Jim Geraghty, September 28, 2018

111. Thank You, Brett Kavanaugh, by Jason Richwine, September 28, 2018

112. What if Brett Kavanaugh Were a Woman?, by Robert VerBruggen, September 28, 2018

113. A False Charge on Polygraphs, by Theodore Kupfer, September 28, 2018

114. Empathy, Accuracy, and Credibility, by Victor Davis Hanson, September 28., 2018

115. A Week’s Delay and a Supplemental Investigation Changes . . . What?, by Jim Geraghty, September 28, 2018

116. About That July 1 Calendar Entry, by Theodore Kupfer, September 28, 2018

117. Republicans Should Not Have Delayed the Kavanaugh Vote, by Andrew C. McCarthy, September 29, 2018

118. The Democrats Have Always Wanted to Destroy Kavanaugh, by Alexandra DeSanctis, September 29, 2018

119. Jeff Flake’s Terrible Idea, by The Editors, September 29, 2018

120. Leland Keyser’s New Letter Tells Us Nothing New, by Alexandra DeSanctis, September 29, 2018

121. Who Was behind the Flake Set-Up?, by John Fund, September 30, 2018

122. In the Kavanaugh Hearings, Democrats Break Norms to Gain Power, by Jay Cost, October 1, 2018

123. The Kavanaugh Battle, Viewed from Rome, by George Weigel, October 1, 2018

124. Let’s Not Destroy One Another, by Kathryn Jean Lopez, October 1, 2018

125. The Left’s ‘Judicial Temperament’ Claim against Kavanaugh, by Andrew C. McCarthy, October 1, 2018

126. The Case against Kavanaugh Is Collapsing, by David French, October 1, 2018

127. Jeff Flake Is a Sucker, by Jim Geraghty, October 1, 2018

128. The ‘Kavanaugh Denied Excessive Drinking’ Canard, by Rich Lowry, October 1, 2018

129. Kavanaugh as Tribalist Automaton, by Jonah Goldberg, October 1, 2018

130. The FBI Inquiry Represents Yet More Congressional Delegation, by Charles C. W. Cooke, October 1, 2018

131. Liar, Liar, by Jim Geraghty, October 1, 2018

132. Which Americans Support Judge Kavanaugh?, by Ramesh Ponnuru, October 1, 2018

133. Reviewing the Inconsistencies in Ford’s Testimony, by Carrie Severino, October 1, 2018

134. Another Shoddy Perjury Claim, by Charles C. W. Cooke, October 1, 2018

135. Yale Classmates Try and Fail to Show that Kavanaugh Lied about Drinking, by Alexandra DeSanctis, October 1, 2018

136. Women Must Stand Up for Kavanaugh, by Jenna Ellis, October 2, 2018

137. Fallout from the Kavanaugh Hearings: A Permanent Cloud?, by Victor Davis Hanson, October 2, 2018

138. Atticus Finch Was on the Wrong Side, by Rich Lowry, October 2, 2018

139. Why Ford Must Provide Her Therapy Notes to the Senate, by Margot Cleveland, October 2, 2018

140. Why Leftists Hold Middle-Class Values in Contempt, by Dennis Prager, October 2, 2018

141. The Perjury Farce, by The Editors, October 2, 2018

142. As the Gang-Rape Claims against Kavanaugh Fall Apart, Will Anyone Rethink His Approach?, by David French, October 2, 2018

143. You Idiot Reporters Are Making It Worse, by Jonah Goldberg, October 2, 2018

144. Swetnick Walks Back Her Initial Sworn Statement, by Jim Geraghty, October 2, 2018

145. The Real Issues, by Theodore Kupfer, October 2, 2018

146. Paul Krugman, Psychologist, by Ramesh Ponnuru, October 2, 2018

147. Polls and More Polls, by Charles C. W. Cooke, October 2, 2018

148. Don’t Expect the FBI Report to Resolve Much, by Jim Geraghty, October 2, 2018

149. How America Can Recover from the Kavanaugh Confirmation Controversy, by Douglas Murray, October 2, 2018

150. More Schumer Obstruction, by Thomas Jipping, October 2, 2018

151. No, Kavanaugh Didn’t Allege a Clinton Conspiracy, by Rich Lowry, October 2, 2018

152. House Pro-Choice Caucus Opposes Kavanaugh in Letter to Senators on Tuesday, by Alexandra DeSanctis, October 2, 2018

153. Where Is the Polygraph Trail Leading?, by Charles C. W. Cooke, October 2, 2018

154. The Left Is Viewing Kavanaugh Testimony Allegorically, Not Realistically, by Jonah Goldberg, October 3, 2018

155. Investigate the Senate Democrats’ Planned Hit on Kavanaugh, by Michelle Malkin, October 3, 2018

156. Democrats’ Complaints about the FBI Investigation Are Absurd, by Andrew C. McCarthy, October 3, 2018

157. Brett Kavanaugh and the Limits of Social-Class Privilege for Conservatives, by David French, October 3, 2018

158. ‘Why Would I Lie?’ Is the Wrong Question, by Kevin D. Williamson, October 3, 2018

159. How the Kavanaugh Fight Will Shape Our Politics, by Jim Geraghty, October 3, 2018

160. New Development Reveals More Inconsistencies in Ford Testimony, by Carrie Severino, October 3, 2018

161. Judicial Fictions and the Judicial Function, by Ramesh Ponnuru, October 3, 2018

162. The Lost Art of Leaving an Abusive Phone Message, by Rich Lowry, October 3, 2018

163. Accusers of Kavanaugh: Status Update, by Carrie Severino, October 3, 2018

164. Christine Blasey Ford Refuses to Turn Over Her Therapy Notes — Here’s Why That’s a Problem, by David French, October 3, 2018

165. The Law Professors’ Letter against Kavanaugh, by Ramesh Ponnuru, October 3, 2018

166. In The New Yorker, Ronan Farrow Disgraces Himself Once Again, by Charles C. W. Cooke, October 4, 2018

167. Spectral Evidence, by Kevin D. Williamson, October 4, 2018

168. The FBI Report That Everyone Wants to Read, But that Only a Few Can, by Jim Geraghty, October 4, 2018

169. Boof Sleuthing, by Robert VerBruggen, October 4, 2018

170. ‘Innocent until Proven Guilty’ Is a Pretty Darn Good Hill to Die On, by Jim Geraghty, October 4, 2018

171. Galston’s Flawed Remedy, by Ramesh Ponnuru, October 4, 2018

172. The Senate Should Do What Americans Want: Confirm Brett Kavanaugh, by Alexandra DeSanctis, October 4, 2018

173. Matt Damon, Meet Matt Damon, by David French, October 4, 2018

174. Perjury Update, by Charles C. W. Cooke, October 4, 2018

175. Devil’s Triangle: The Drinking Game, by Robert VerBruggen, October 4, 2018

176. The Battle of Brett Kavanaugh and the Joker’s Two Boats, by Kyle Smith, October 4, 2018

177. Campus Chaos Has Come to Congress, by Victor Davis Hanson, October 4, 2018

178. Kavanaugh’s Lifelong Female Friends Defend His Character, by Alexandra DeSanctis, October 4, 2018

179. Don’t Throw Away Criminal-Justice Reform for a Short-Term Win, by Jibran Khan, October 4, 2018

180. Do the Right Thing, Jeff Flake, by The Editors, October 4, 2018

181. Not All Women: Understanding Female Support for Brett Kavanaugh, by David French, October 4, 2018

182. The Road to Waco, by Kevin D. Williamson, October 4, 2018

183. It’s Wrong to Assume Kavanaugh Would Be a Partisan Justice, by Jonah Goldberg, October 5, 2018

184. No, Kavanaugh Didn’t Lie, by Rich Lowry, October 5, 2018

185. Democrats’ High-School-Hijinks Standard Flunks Redemption Test, by Deroy Murdock, October 5, 2018

186. Post-Kavanaugh Predictions, by Matthew Continetti, October 5, 2018

187. Brett Kavanaugh’s Moment of Greatness, by Matthew Scully, October 5, 2018

188. The Complete Case for Kavanaugh, by David French, October 5, 2018

189. Thank You, Susan Collins, by The Editors, October 5, 2018

190. What Counts as Witness Tampering, by Charles C. W. Cooke, October 5, 2018

191. A Modest Compromise on Judge Kavanaugh’s ‘Temperament,’ by Charles C. W. Cooke, October 5, 2018

192. Ill-Gotten Political Gains, by Kevin D. Williamson, October 5, 2018

193. Who Is Ford’s Unknown Therapist?, by Jim Geraghty, October 5, 2018

194. Ford Continues to Keep Her ‘Evidence’ Secret, by Charles C. W. Cooke, October 5, 2018

195. Joe Manchin Might Have to Vote Yes, by Theodore Kupfer, October 5, 2018

196. Lisa Murkowski Should ‘Pair No’ with Steve Daines’s ‘Paired Yes,’ by Quin Hillyer, October 5, 2018

197. Kavanaugh and the Fourth Amendment, by Ramesh Ponnuru, October 5, 2018

198. Democrats, It’s Time to Recognize That Your Kavanaugh Playbook Didn’t Work, by Jim Geraghty, October 5, 2018

199. Packing the Senate Might Not Yield Good Results for Liberals, by Reihan Salam, October 6, 2018

200. The Left Criminalizes Politics, by Weaponizing Investigations, by Andrew C. McCarthy, October 6, 2018

201. Yale Law School Devours Its Own, by Michael Knox Beran, October 6, 2018

202. The Left’s Bullying Anti-Kavanaugh Tactics Threaten Our Republic, by Jay Cost, October 6, 2018

203. Justice Prevailed, by The Editors, October 7, 2018

204. Kavanaugh Was Pizzagate, by Kevin D. Williamson, October 7, 2018

205. The Supreme Court’s Legitimacy Is Intact, by David French, October 8, 2018

206. A Flawed Friend, by Rich Lowry, October 8, 2018

207. Was Leland Keyser the Hero of the Kavanaugh Controversy?, by Rich Lowry, October 8, 2018

208. The ‘Swing Vote’ Is a Political Concept, Not a Judicial Concept, by Charles C. W. Cooke, October 8, 2018

209. Kavanaugh Conversions, by Peter Kirsanow, October 8, 2018

210. The Kavanaugh Fight Exposed Feminism’s Identity-Politics Problem, by Alexandra DeSanctis, October 9, 2018

211. Kavanaugh Casualties, by Victor Davis Hanson, October 9, 2018

212. After Kavanaugh, by Kevin D. Williamson, October 9, 2018

213. If You Think Our Politics Can’t Get Uglier Than the Kavanaugh Fight, Think Again, by Jonah Goldberg, October 10, 2018

214. The Democrats’ Kavanaugh Gambit Will Swing the Midterms to the GOP, by Conrad Black, October 10, 2018

215. Sorry Democrats, Progressive Mob Action Is a Real Problem, by David French, October 11, 2018

216. The Worst Moments in Media Coverage of the Kavanaugh Confirmation Fight, by Alexandra DeSanctis, October 11, 2018

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