Our end-of-the-year webathon to raise funds for the rebuild of NRO – on which my pal Charlie Cooke pontificates with authority – and to underwrite our summer student intern program is going quite well. We have raised over $120,000, towards our goal of $150,000. If you are an NRO regular, you should know that, glitches and all, yes, the terrific conservative wisdom you find here and thrill to here are indeed here because many people, over the years, have been generous supporters. In the whole, they are a very (and I do mean very) small percentage of the overall visitors, and even of the overall on-NRO-all-day-every-day crowd. The time has come for some of you to listen to your conscience and to donate, whether it be $10 or $100 or $1,000 (we’ve had a few of those, hallelujah!) or even $10,000 (one of them too!), you can contribute here. If you prefer to do that via PayPal, go here. Graduates of the Old School can mail a check, payable to “National Review,” to 215 Lexington Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10016. To all who have given so far (over1,300 hardy souls) you have our thanks and warm wishes for a Merry Christmas (well, we wish that for everyone). And now we are at the point of the Corner post where we share a few groovy donor comments:
Kimberly’s kind $100 comes with a hint of Superman: “Thank you for standing for the American idea — for all that is true, honorable, intelligent, and just.” Aw shucks!
Good old reliable Nathaniel also sends $100, but cautions against misuse: “Not my first time donating and it will not be my last. Wish it could be more. Just tell Jonah that if he blows this all on Scotch (good or otherwise), that I expect an invitation to the party! Keep up the good work, as National Review has been an island of sanity in the ocean of craziness that was 2016.” Don’t worry – Jonah will blow it on cigars.
Another C note, this time from Colonel Ken, a USMA grad who is still high from Army beating Navy: “Thank you, staff and writers of NRO, for your consistent (and persistent) formulation and presentation of the Conservative View to the Nation. With the MSM so dominated by liberals, you and Fox News are essential to keeping the conservative message alive and relevant. The results of the recent election cycle are a clear indication that what you do matters and provides a convincing counter weight to the overwhelming weight and volume of the liberal viewpoint in today’s media. You are protecting our way of life on the field of ideas as I did for 30 years on the Nation’s battlefields. Merry Christmas to each of you and your families and may 2017 be a year of great blessings for our Nation.”
And finally, from Peter comes another 100 smackers and words of further kindly deeds: “Your collective work is seminal to the modern conservative movement. I’ll be giving several subscriptions this year, and picking up a full version myself. (The NRI kindly gave me an electronic subscription this year, but you guys definitely deserve the business.) If you do any events in DC, please count me in. All the best!” Peter, you are counted!
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