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Top Conservative and Tea Party Websites (2012 Edition)

Must Reads for Conservative Opinion and Insight

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The original list of top conservative websites introduced readers to a broad range of well-established websites aimed at educating and informing a conservative audience. As times change, so to changes the websites we view and the reasons we view them. While we still recommend the original list, the 2012 edition features new or quickly growing conservative websites, websites with a tea party focus, and sites that focus on grassroots opinion and involvement. Feel free to bookmark this page to click the links daily for updated and informative opinion from today's edgier conservative websites. (Related: View Top Conservative Movies and Writers.)

1. Twitchy

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Founded by Michelle Malkin in 2012, Twitchy finds and highlights the top news items, stories, and events posted on social media site Twitter and showcases the best tweets related to those stories. The website is one part informative and one part entertainment. If you like to know the news before it makes the news from a conservative angle, twitchy offers all the excitement that could possibly be had in 140 characters or less.

2. Breitbart

Perhaps the leading conservative investigative website in the country, Breitbart digs into stories that are often ignored by the more traditional media outlets. Founded by Andrew Breitbart, the website has five subsections including Big Hollywood, Big Journalism, and Big Government. Breitbart offers an edge that fits the mood and tempo of the tea party uprising, does not answer to the establishment, and delivers news that many others are afraid to print.

3. The American Thinker

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While The American Thinker will not blow you away with graphics, flashy videos, or a multi-media assault, it will blow you away with conservative opinion content. The American Thinker publishes exclusive content that can’t be found elsewhere, often from impressive grassroots Americans with an opinion and a keyboard. The American Thinker invites readers to join the discussion and submit content for either their blog or their column pages.

4. Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh is the king of all talk radio, conservative or otherwise. While not everyone can catch is 3 hour radio show, everyone can catch his commentary on the Rush Limbaugh website. While portions of the website are for paying members, everyone can read the transcripts from his daily radio show, and if you are looking for one-of-a-kind opinions and analysis, Limbaugh fits the bill. All transcripts are broken down into topics for quick and easy navigation.

5. The Blaze

A website by multimedia personality Glenn Beck, The Blaze is a wide-ranging site featuring breaking news, exclusive commentary, and a blog. One strong portion of the website focuses on faith. Adding to the quality of The Blaze is the site’s “Real News” section that has independent content created and delivered in a news-magazine format.

6. PJ Media

Formerly known as Pajamas Media, PJ Media is a site of exclusive commentary delivered in column and blog format from a number of influential conservatives. Check out the PJ Tatler link for interesting tidbits that focuses on beltway news and gossip. One of the chief goals of PJ Media is to “defend, protect and preserve what made, and will continue to make, America great.”

7. Tea Party Patriots

The Tea Party Patriots website is a grassroots website that helps connect conservative Americans with one another in local groups throughout the country. Tea Party Patriots is regularly updated with member videos and of tea party events, information of upcoming events and organizing efforts, as well as member commentary. State and local coordinators exist to help “local grassroots groups, support [groups] with the tools and technology you need to address your local issues, listen to your voices, gather your ideas, and together help shape the overall direction of our national movement.”

8. Life Site News

Readers interested in daily news and updates regarding the culture of life should check out Life Site News. A combination of news and opinion, Life Site News covers topics including abortion, euthanasia, family, faith, stem cell research, and bioethics. The site highlights pro-life activists across the country. The purpose of the website is “to provide balance and more accurate coverage on culture, life and family matters” and their stories are also available in daily newsletters.

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