Thank you for the screenshot.
So Brave’s built-in ad blocker (Shields) should be blocking these ads and, further, you should see the number of items blocked on any website denoted on the Shields icon in the address bar (example below):
However, I see that in your screenshot, Shields is not reporting any blocked items. So we’ll need to figure out why this is the case. Don’t worry, I’ll walk you through all the troubleshooting steps involved.
First, while on nationalreview.com, can you click on that Shields icon in the address bar, then click on
Advanced view, then send me a screenshot of the full panel (example below):
Next, open a new tab in Brave and in the address bar type
brave://components and hit enter. On this page, look for
Brave Ad Block Updater in the list of components and tell me what version you have listed (you can also simply take a screenshot of this and send it as well, whatever is easiest for you):