Top 10 Conservative Blogs and Websites


New Conservative Blog List – UPDATED FOR 2017!

My how the landscape changes in just a few short years. At the original posting, Andrew Breitbart was still with us and Fox News had not yet imploded. But one thing remains the same… to come up with the top 10 conservative blogs is no easy task.

We’ll leave the old links below for posterity.

Here ‘s the new list:

10) The Blaze – Glen Beck’s effort which is part conservative blog commentary and part web TV experience. The Good: The posts are well written and punchy. And the TV/streaming features some excellent personalities. The Bad: Not great organization on the site, and has a good bit of ads and crap that nobody wants to look at. Still – its reach and the personalities involved make it a top 10.

9) Chicks on the Right – I like these chicks.  Smart, down to earth and running a good shop over there.  You get a good feel for the tone of the posts – most strike the right balance of informative and a little fun snark thrown in for good measure.

8) The American Thinker – You will not find, anywhere on  the web, a more complete collection of (mostly) brilliant conservative and constitutional republican articles and blogs.  Thinking people can get lost reading post after post of thoughtful commentary.  But therein lies a problem…they really need to update the website.  It is basically a list of articles by title and hasn’t been updated forever. 

7) The Drudge Report – This site gets way too much credit for being “conservative” as far as I’m concerned.  Sure, Matt Drudge is a conservative, I guess.  But the site is an aggregation.  You’re just as likely to find links to the Washington Post as to CNSNews.  But it is an important site because of the sheer magnitude of the aggregation.  Every conservative should swing by to keep tabs on trending stories and see what the MSM is up to.

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6) Knuckledraggin My Life Away – This is a must read daily stop.  Kenny Lane keeps posts coming throughout the day each one is better than the one before.  The site is “… a Right Wing, Patriotic, pro-Constitution, humor and everyday life site. Lots of stories about my past life, too.  I believe in and desire a restoration of a Constitutional Government as our Founding Fathers intended.”  The site visitors – although numbering in the many thousands – are all very well connected through readership, which becomes apparent in the comments. Beyond just meme’s and fun post titles, there are some riveting stories told in a narrative style that is irresistible.

5) Town Hall – This is the flag ship of a group of related sites you’re likely familiar with including hotair.com, humanevents.com, bearingarms.com, twitchy.com and redstate.com.  More about these sites below.  As for Town Hall, it’s a good site.  Lots of fantastic authors and a nice layout without to much distracting ad crap all over the place.  You’ll regularly find columnists like Victor Davis Hansen, Ann Coulter, Cal Thomas, Guy Benson and others here.  A daily stop for sure.

4) Rush Limbaugh – The Maha Rushie. The website got a recent transformation (much needed) and it is now pretty damn cool.  To make the most out of the site you really do need to be a Rush 24/7 member, so that’s a drawback.  But this is must read/listen/watch conservatism. 

3) The Right Scoop – I feel a certain kinship with the Right Scoop, if only because the site still feels like a blog and not a conservative columnist aggregation, like so many do.  Smart, timely and just enough grass roots to be part of the real patriot community.

2) Zero Hedge – This one is not overtly conservative, but it still qualifies. To find out why, just read their Mission Statement:

  • to widen the scope of financial, economic and political information available to the professional investing public.
  • to skeptically examine and, where necessary, attack the flaccid institution that financial journalism has become.
  • to liberate oppressed knowledge.
  • to provide analysis uninhibited by political constraint.
  • to facilitate information’s unending quest for freedom.

This site should be on your daily list.

1) ToBeRIGHT! – Come on, you didn’t think we wouldn’t be #1, right? 

Conservative Blogs That Have Fallen

Like any ecosystem, the web has an ebb and flow of sites that come and go.  Some are a flash in the pan, and some rise only to wither on the vine and die a slow, painful death. 

Couple cases, in point. 

Human Events was a fantastic blog.  I went every day and loved it.  This was where I found all my favorite columnists including Walter Williams, Ann Coulter, etc.  A few months ago in early 2017, the site became “Ann Coulter Events.”  Not really of course, but all the columnists were taken off except Ann and the site was obviously not being maintained.  After a few months, the site suddenly appeared with content from Bearing Arms, which is how it exists today.  Bearing Arms, meanwhile, suffered the tragic loss of its editor in chief, Bob Owens.  Once that happened, the site went into a death spiral.  Today, while there are some new articles, whoever is maintaining it apparently decided to monetize the hell out of it, users be damned, and just eek a few dollars out of it, while it dies.  The site looks like someone threw up all over the screen – adds and misaligned crap everywhere.  Damn shame. 

Below is the original list, first published on July 8, 2011.  How time flies….

Here they are in all their glory – ToBeRIGHT’s Top 10 Conservative Websites!

1)  http://www.askheritage.org/ – For cold hard facts to support your conservative ideals, you MUST become a member. The basic membership is $25 and worth every penny. Great for making liberals feel stupid during debates.

2)  http://biggovernment.com/ – Andrew Breitbart is a fearless champion of the conservative movement. His website has the latest news stories told with the punchy tone Brietbart is known for. Perfect for daily validation for conservatives.

3)  http://www.toberight.com – You didn’t think we’d leave ourselves out did you? We do news stories, but like to get into our Constitution, the founding of the country and American exceptionalism. Ideal for a serious look at constitutional conservatism and some good old fashioned ranting, too. (But we’re always right.)

4)  http://conservativehideout.com/wordpress/ – “The Counter-Revolution Will Be Blogged.” Matt at the Conservative Hideout has a sharp wit and great takes on daily events. Check out his Sunday links – always a fun ride!

5)  http://www.ldjackson.net – Political Realities – LD Jackson has a gem of a blog that is a must-read daily for any conservative. Jackson has managed to put together a group of writers that produce thoughtful and intriguing pieces every day. Come here to learn and think.

6)  http://hotair.com/ – You just can’t skip it. Author/personalities Ed Morrissey and Allahpundit produce a steady stream of insight that will make you laugh, cry and psycho dial your congressmen. Another daily must.

7)  http://dailycaller.com/ – TheDC has a fantastic iPhone app. I usually run through their top political stories at Starbucks each morning. Sometimes I get a little annoyed at the moderate tone that creeps into some of the writing, but mostly, it’s a witty look at news, US politics, and world news.

8)  http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/ – The Master, MahaRushie. Rush Limbaugh is the undisputed king of the conservative movement. If you’re not listening to Rush every day, you’re missing something special. There is nobody – NOBODY – who can dissect the left like Rush. Sign up for Rush 24/7 and get a treasure trove of transcripts, video, parodies – get it all.

9)  http://www.humanevents.com/ – Human Events should go down in history as one of the great media outlets of all time. With all-star contributors like Ann Coulter, Pat Buchanan, Ted Nugent, Erick Erickson to name a few. We have the Human Events feed right on the home page of ToBeRIGHT.com – it’s that important.

10)  http://theamericanconservatives.org/cms/ – The American Conservative Party. Okay, okay…we’re not into the third party thing here, but the ACP is a vital part of the American conversation today. The ACP has regular updates from their leadership and are always thought provoking. When you think Republicans need a smack upside the head, this is the place to come.

There’s your Top 10 Conservative Website. You might be wondering why these blogs made it and some hugely popular blogs and sites did not.

So…  Which great sites did I miss?  Which ones did I get wrong?  Reply with blogs you think should have made it!

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Comments

  1. Man, to be mentioned with that bunch is quite an honor. Thanks so much!

  2. Yeah, what Matt said. I hardly feel worthy of being listed in such great company. Thanks for including me.

  3. Excellent list, and happy to see you included Matt, too 🙂

  4. You’re welcome! When I put the list together, it was easy – I just thought about the sites I always visit. Political Realities and Conservative Hideout are daily haunts of mine for good reason. In my opinion, the content on these sites matches or surpasses any political blog out there – even the giants…

  5. What? Some guy wants people to sign a petition to denounce Rush Limbaugh over this latest lets- pretend- to- be -offended, manufactured controversey. Although I would have been more cautious in choosing my words about Mzzzz Fluke’s wanting other people to pay for protection related to her choice of leasure activities, the double standard and selective indignation being expressed by the Rush haters is so obvous. What about the vicious and sexually laced slanders thrown at Sarah Palin. How about this: that Palin’s teen age daughter might have been in the doughout having sex with some baseball player when Palin and daughters went to a baseball game, statements that Palin’ s husband, Todd, could be engageing in incest with his daughters, and there are a lot more. The silence from liberals was deafening.

    Any person who signs that pathetic petition needs to educate themselves about how these phoney little “scandles” are fabricated between the Democrats, the liberal news media, and the minority, but hightly organized, left. Go take a look at the Daily Kos.

  6. All conservatives and liberals should read the book “Scientific Proof of Our Unalienable Rights.” It is time for the world to revisit our unalienable Rights; but from a new vantage point, that is, through the prism of science.

  7. Michael Wayne says:

    (Is there someone that can help me with these comments sent to me. I know they’re not correct but I work 12 hour shifts and am to tired to verify or discredit them. Thanks.)

    Just a small rebuttal to my republican friends. First, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics site, GW Bush is dead last in job creation since WWII. Second, Obama created more jobs in 2012 that GW did in five of the eight years he was in office. Third, during the eight years Bush was in office, he only created a net of 188,000 private sector jobs. Fourth, Under Obama, 4.4 milllion private sector jobs have been created in 28 straight months. Fifth, as to the claim that most of the jobs created are all in the public sector, from 2009 to 2011, the public sector has been shedding jobs, 220,000 teachers have lost their jobs and our country’s first responders (cops, firemen, etc.) job numbers are down 30 percent. In closing, you all want lower taxes and government out of your lives but, who’s going to teach you children, give you clean water and good air to breath, pave your roads, put out you fires and protect you from the bad guys? I approve this message, let the games begin!

  8. @Michael –

    Oh, Michael. I hope that between getting twisted in knots trying to discredit Bush and working 12 hour shifts your back is okay.

    First, George Bush has not been the President for nearly 4 years. You may as well be citing statistics about the Taft administration.

    Second, we have an 8.3% unemployment rate. $16 Trillion in debt. $1.5 Trillion in deficits as far as the eye can see.

    Third, if you first REMOVE millions from the job roles, it kinda skews the numbers, don’tcha think?

    Fourth, your ridiculous straw man fallacy of choosing between having cops, firefighters and teachers, or voting Republican doesn’t hold water here. The choice is for bigger government and higher taxes or smaller government and lower taxes. Get it straight. Moreover, teachers and firefighters are largely funded by State and local taxes, not the feds.

    Lastly, these are not games. I just completely obliterated your narrow arguments and absurd fallacy. You can’t try to weasel your way to righteousness with stats that mean nothing and arguments that are false on their face.

  9. Ken Bartash says:

    So where is all this conservative backbone we all listen to on radio everyday?
    Whining Republicans and talk show hosts already playing the blame Akin game.
    Boo Hoo… hoo… cry babies… Missouri is Number 51–Get Real NO it’s not.
    RCP has it 49-51 just now so Republicans barely have 51 to defend with Missouri.
    Don’t blame Missouri for the Republicans not getting the magical Number 51.
    Todd Akin is still ahead in the polls and should still win his state without the GOP.

    Where is MASSACHUSETTS and BIG MOUTH SCOTT BROWN? Number 51
    Mr. Rookie Senator that is hardly even close to a conservative barely leads.

    Where is FLORIDA and CONNIE MACK? Number 51
    All the Republican money pouring into the convention state, Nelson leads.

    Where is VIRGINIA and GEORGE ALLEN? Number 51
    The supossed conservative with the racial “Kaka” remarks, Kaine leads.

    NEVADA just went into the Republican bucket, so that is Number 51 now.

    Why beat down loyal Akin in Missouri which is and will probably be Republican?
    The NSRC and looser former RINO Republicans think they are such smart strategists.
    Jim Talent lost to Claire and Blunt and Bond retired, so why should anybody listen to them.
    What a joke Republican and “Conservative support” has become in all elections… LOL!
    I will donate and vote for a Conservative with integrity, humility, and courage always.
    Christians and Conservatives should practice what they preach about RINOs and GOP!

  10. TELL OBAMA IT’S TIME TO MOVE OUT!
    Send him a moving box directly to the White House.
    Great inspiring videos from Barack without his teleprompter.
    CHECK OUT:
    http://moveon-out.com or http://www.bootoutbarack.com

  11. C. Campbell says:

    The biggest enigma of all is why the US voters keep sending the same people back to Washington DC.
    That seems to me to be the first and fastest way to start cleaning up Congress & Senate. I hear the
    war cry “TERM LIMITS” but no Congressmam will even talk about that. If people think it is a good
    idea then why don’t the voters exersise their own “term limit ” and don’t re-elect anybody ?
    I think RUSH hit the nail dead center when he proclaimed “Nobody wants to vote against
    Santa Clause” That plus the”low information voters” will win every time. Another thing is with
    all the documented voting irregularties why congress won’t look in to that ? I fear for my grandkids.

  12. For republican congressman and senators to join in with the public as far as the Obamacare
    regulations they should drop their waivers excluding themselves from their waiver. Thereby
    Isolating the Democrats as the party of elitist a that are going to tax the public while they would
    Alone be exempt.

  13. With all of the protests on Saturday, those people have no idea that they are being led by communists and people who want to bring this country down.

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