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Christmas Invitations

As you plan your year-end charitable contributions, I encourage you to respond to National Review editor Rich Lowry’s appeal for support.

And while I’m at it: If you enjoy my posts here on Bench Memos and appreciate the impact that I’m having on the broader debate on constitutional and judicial issues, then I also invite you to support the Ethics and Public Policy Center. It’s my full-time position at EPPC that pays my salary and enables me to carry out my work, both here and elsewhere. That’s true as well for my great team of colleagues at EPPC, including frequent NRO contributors like George Weigel, Mona Charen, Yuval Levin, Mary Eberstadt, James Capretta, Yuval Levin, and Stanley Kurtz.

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