Why National Review?

As the only American magazine ever to have launched a major political movement, National Review has long been, and continues to be, among America’s most influential opinion magazines. Since its founding by William F. Buckley, Jr. in 1955, NR has consistently provided insightful, unique, and incomparable coverage of today’s, and tomorrow’s, most important political, economic, social, and cultural issues and trends.

Launched in 1995, NationalReview.com is America’s premier site for conservative news, commentary, and opinion. An entirely separate and distinct editorial product from National Review, NationalReview.com is a must-read among political insiders who set the nation’s legislative agenda and shape its outcome.

National Review’s highly influential, educated, and proactive readers remain exceptionally loyal in this age of 24-hour news cycles, internet, and instant punditry.


The 2018 Production Schedule

Cover Date Order Close Material Due Mail Date
January 22 December 22 December 29 January 4
February 5 January 5 January 12 January 18
February 19 January 19 January 26 February 1
March 5 February 2 February 9 February 15
March 19 February 16 February 23 March 1
April 2 March 2 March 9 March 15
April 16 March 16 March 23 March 29
April 30 March 30 April 6 April 12
 May 14  April 13  April 20  April 26
May 28 April 27 May 4 May 10
June 11 May 11 May 18 May 24
June 25 May 25 June 1 June 7
July 9 June 8 June 15 June 21
July 30 June 29 July 6 July 12
August 13 July 13 July 20 July 26
August 27 July 27 August 3 August 9
 September 10 August 10 August 17 August 23
 October 1 August 31 September 7 September 13
October 15 September 14 September 21 September 27
October 29 September 28 October 5 October 11
November 12 October 12 October 19 October 25
December 3 November 2 November 9 November 15
December 17 November 16 November 23 November 29
December 31 December  7 December 14 December 20


Most Popular

Film & TV

A Sad Finale

Spoilers Ahead. Look, I share David’s love of Game of Thrones. But I thought the finale was largely a bust, for failings David mostly acknowledges in passing (but does not allow to dampen his ardor). The problems with the finale were largely the problems of this entire season. Characters that had been ... Read More
Politics & Policy

The Great Misdirection

The House Democrats are frustrated, very frustrated. They’ve gotten themselves entangled in procedural disputes with the Trump administration that no one particularly cares about and that might be litigated for a very long time. A Washington Post report over the weekend spelled out how stymied Democrats ... Read More

Australia’s Voters Reject Leftist Ideas

Hell hath no fury greater than left-wingers who lose an election in a surprise upset. Think Brexit in 2016. Think Trump’s victory the same year. Now add Australia. Conservative prime minister Scott Morrison shocked pollsters and pundits alike with his victory on Saturday, and the reaction has been brutal ... Read More
NR Webathon

We’ve Had Bill Barr’s Back

One of the more dismaying features of the national political debate lately is how casually and cynically Attorney General Bill Barr has been smeared. He is routinely compared to Roy Cohn on a cable-TV program that prides itself on assembling the most thoughtful and plugged-in political analysts and ... Read More
Film & TV

Game of Thrones: A Father’s Legacy Endures

Warning! If you don't want to read any spoilers from last night's series finale of Game of Thrones, stop reading. Right now. There is a lot to unpack about the Thrones finale, and I fully understand many of the criticisms I read on Twitter and elsewhere. Yes, the show was compressed. Yes, there were moments ... Read More