It looks as though The Weekly Standard is shutting down. My sense is that people are overestimating the extent to which the magazine’s stance on Trump — its writers have a range of opinion about him, but on the whole have been critical and especially have insisted that his character flaws are real and important — contributed to its demise. It looks, to me, as if a more generic kind of corporate short-sightedness killed the Standard; but perhaps that reflects the bias of a writer, and moreover one who counts many people at the Standard as friends.
Though the magazine was a competitor to National Review, our rivalry was friendly and respectful. The Standard was a reliable source of intelligent and felicitous writing — I’d start listing some of my favorite examples, but we’d be here all day — and I hope and trust that its writers will land on their feet.