We’ve written to you in recent weeks about some big things coming down the pike here at The Dispatch:
Our post-election What’s Next conference will feature Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, former Reps. Will Hurd and Trey Gowdy, and many more yet-to-be-announced speakers.
We’re kicking off our regional events series for members, starting this Thursday at Party Fowl in Franklin, Tennessee. (We’re offering three-month free trials to anyone who attends as a guest of a member, and an hour-and-a-half of beer, wine and heavy apps!)
We’re departing Substack in the coming weeks to launch our own website. We hope the changes should be virtually imperceptible on your end, but the switch will allow us to improve the member experience and continue to grow The Dispatch community.
Nick Cattogio—née “Allahpundit”—is dropping his pseudonym and getting his own newsletter at The Dispatch. The first edition will be out later this week, and we’ll have more information about how to sign up then.
Well, the hits keep on coming.
As of today, The Dispatch officially has a national correspondent—and you might have heard of him. We’re thrilled to welcome Kevin D. Williamson aboard our ever-growing pirate skiff, where he’ll be the author of the weekly Wanderland newsletter and a regular contributor to our website. We’ll let Kevin fill you in on what to expect in the coming days, but we’re authorized to disclose that his work will include, among other things, accessible coverage of economics and a renewed focus on reporting.
Kevin is a native of Lubbock, Texas, and he joins us from National Review, where he served for years as a roving correspondent, writing on politics, culture, language, economics, and much, much more. He’s the author of several books, and has extensive experience in local journalism, serving as editor-in-chief of three newspapers and the founding editor of the Philadelphia Bulletin.
We’re beyond excited to have Kevin as a colleague, and we know you’re going to love his contributions to the community we’re building. We’ll be in touch soon with more details on signing up for all his editorial offerings, but for now, give him a big TMD welcome in the comments! And if you know anyone who’d like to join us, here’s a 30-day free trial for them, in honor of our latest addition. Please share widely!