A note on being grateful during the holidays
As the newsletter wraps up for another year, the writer extends his thanks.
It was a banner year here at the Acceptable Views, and I owe it all to your support.
North of 100,000 readers stopped by, we have a distribution list 1500 strong, and we even reached Substack Bestseller status for one brief, shining moment. If you enjoyed some of these missives, please consider an upgrade today. (Presently 10% off for the holidays.)
After taking the time to write to you from multiple countries, coasts, cafes, and political conferences, the least I could do was try to ring in the holidays with as heartfelt a message as possible to you, Dear Reader, and you’re welcome to check out a face made for radio below.
On the year in review side, I’ve been particularly proud of a few columns this year.
From a recent feature from Chris Brunet (whose recent bomb-shell investigation into plagiarism at Harvard caught the eye of the Joe Rogan Podcast, and even Elon Musk):
To multiple appearances from Rupa Subramanya of The Free Press, True North, and the National Post:
Dispatches from Ottawa featuring the Right. Hon Stephen Harper, and Pierre Poilievre:
Notes from inside a mayoral campaign:
Or, even essays more personal…
I’ve tried to bring readers into the political fold to the best of my abilities, and I hope on occasion that some of these words have resonated, or, at the very least, entertained.
The goal is to build on this growing foundation in 2024, knowing how important that year is going to be from an election perspective here in both Canada, and for our neighbours to the South.
The worst should be expected from the usual suspects in media and in office, so I’ll be here right along with you mixing it up, and hopefully best representing your wholly reasonable beliefs and priorities, that deserve far greater than to be tarred and feathered by men and women on their sixth booster.
You’re not some “fringe minority” holding “unacceptable views.” You’re my kind of people. And you’re on the right side of history.
To borrow from Fitzgerald: "They're a rotten crowd. You're worth the whole damn bunch put together."
See you in 2024, where I hope you receive all that you deserve, and more.
(P.S. If one is so inclined, you’re welcome to support my work this holiday season, or give the gift of independent media for 10% off.)