The National Review is a publication of the American Conservative Union, which is a not-for-profit membership organization that advances conservative values.
We publish opinion articles about the Constitution, politics, and other matters of interest to the conservative movement.
Our goal is to provide a forum for conservative thought and debate, as well as a forum to discuss issues of concern to our readership.
We aim to maintain a high level of civility and civility is a core tenet of our editorial approach.
We take no position on the issues raised in our columns, but we do not censor or otherwise edit content for political purposes.
When we publish a column that expresses views we find offensive, we will publish an editor’s note that explains why the column has been removed.
We do not, however, apologize for the harm that the column caused, nor do we seek to avoid or silence speakers whose views we believe are offensive or hateful.
This policy applies equally to columns about the candidates or issues that we cover and those about which we find little or no merit.
This includes those about social issues such as abortion, same-sex marriage, transgender people, and gender identity.
We reserve the right to remove columns that we find disagreeable or otherwise objectionable.
We are proud of the many columnists we publish on the National Review and would never take such a step.
To the extent that a column about the presidential campaign in particular has caused us any harm, we reserve the ability to edit the column, to remove material, and to publish an apology for that column, as we have done in the past.
However, we also reserve the responsibility to protect the freedom of speech of all writers and to uphold the Constitution.
The editorial staff of The National, as represented by our president, has always been committed to maintaining a high standard of editorial integrity, which we hold to be our highest ethical obligation.
This is a standard that we apply to all of our staff, and it is a key part of our core mission as a conservative organization.
When a column is removed or if it appears that another column contains content that would cause us great harm, that content will be removed.
For example, a column in which we express disagreement with a presidential candidate or policy position will be published without any editorial changes or edits.
This means that even if our editor in chief decides that a specific column in The National should not be published, he or she will not remove that column from our website.
We will continue to stand up for the rights of free speech, including those of individuals who hold unpopular positions.
We believe that our readers deserve to have a voice in our newsrooms, and we intend to keep that goal in mind when we make editorial decisions.