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A Definition of Czar
: In contemporary American politics, a czar is any top-level presidential appointee who does not have
What You Didn't Know about US Gun Death...
A look at some of the statistics regularly used in gun arguments, and how they are skewed to alter the debate.
2014 US Senate Poll Tracker
State by state polling data for the US 2014 Senate races and projections of control of the Senate based on those polls.
Can Democrats Keep Their Majority in the Senate?
A look at the upcoming 2014 US Senate races and the seats that Democrats must defend.
What Does Socialism Really Mean?
A definition of socialism. US Conservative Politics.
10 Conservative Websites Worth Trying
If you're looking for a variety of conservative positions from a variety of perspectives, these links will take you to them.
What Is Republicanism?
A Definition of Republicanism. US Conservative Politics.
What Are the 10 Best Conservative Magazines?
Looking for the best conservative writers on the Internet? Check out these sites to read a variety of conservative perspectives from the best minds in the movement.
What Is Judicial Restraint?
A definition of the legal term. Conservative Politics.
Top 5 Conservative States in the US
A look at the 5 most conservative states in the US.
10 Conservative Advocacy Groups You Should Know
Public advocacy is perhaps the best way to impact government. The lobbyist organizations listed here offer a variety of ways for average Americans to get involved in the political process and accept direct donations from like-minded citizens.
8 Possible Conservative Presidential Candidates...
A look at possible 2016 candidates for the Presidential race
2014 Senate Race in Minnesota
Preview of the 2014 senate race in Minnesota featuring Al Franken and a handful of Republican challengers.
2014 Senate Election in Louisiana: Preview
Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana is one of the top targets for Republicans in the 2014 elections as they aim to win back control of the US Senate.
Federalism: Case for Reinvigorating State's...
Why conservatives believe that stronger state governments are preferable to a stronger federal government.
A Definition of Strict Constructionism
A definition of the legal term. US Conservative Politics.
Why Conservatives Oppose Raising the Minimum Wage
A look at why conservatives usually oppose minimum wage increases and the unintended consequences an increase can have.
Ben Carson Surges Past Hillary on Book Charts,...
Ben Carson is the most serious candidate for President you probably never heard of. And he's topping Hillary along the way.
What's a Blue Dog Democrat?
A group of conservative Democrats in Congress who sometimes stand up to the more liberal members of the Democratic Caucus.
Why Conservatives are Skeptical of Man-Made...
A look into the reasons conservatives remain skeptical about global warming.
The Top 8 TV Shows for Conservatives
A look at some good shows for conservatives to sit back and watch, and not having to worry about being offended.
Find Out What Hollywood Celebrities Are...
A look at the Hollywood conservatives who are fighting back against the oppressive liberalism in Tinseltown.
Conservative Perspectives on Health Care Reform
An overview of conservative perspectives on health care reform.
2014 US Senate Race Ratings
Republicans have an early 49-47 seat lead for the US Senate in 2014 when factoring in likely and leaning races, with 4 toss-up seats left to possibly tip the scales one way or the other.
10 Reasons Raising the Minimum Wage Can Hurt...
Ten reasons why artificially raising wages can have a negative impact on the economy, fails to address poverty, and can hurt those the laws are intended to help more than not.
A Definition of Tea Party
A definition of the tea party political movement.
Types of Conservatives -- What Type of...
What Type of Conservative are You? Take This Test and See! Learn More Crunchy Cons Cultural Cons Fiscal
Conservative Perspectives on Immigration Reform
An analysis of the debate over immigration reform that rages among conservatives, looking at the various types of solutions, as well as why the subject is the cause for so much division among those on the right. Page 2.
Q&A: Gun Rights, Gun Control, and...
Questions and answers about gun control from a conservative perspective.
An Overview of Political Conservatism
Basic conservative beliefs on current trends and enduring issues, the people most important to the modern conservative movement, and a round-up of conservative principles, beliefs and ideologies.
A Profile of Florida Governor Jeb Bush
A profile of Florida Governor Jeb Bush
What Are the Different Types of Conservatives?
A description of 6 types of conservative ideologies breaks the movement down to its roots and suggests reading on the various types of conservative thought.
Jeb Bush Currently Winning the Key Early States...
A state-to-state look at how the potential 2016 candidates stack up against each other in key battlegrounds.
Should Sarah Palin Run in 2016?
Making the case for why Sarah Palin should run for President in 2016.
Independent American Party
Founded in 1998, the IAP is a Protestant Christian theocratic political party. It initially existed in several Western states and is a remnant of former Alabama Gov. George Wallace's once-powerful American Independent Party.
Top 10 Conservative Columnists
An eclectic list of the top conservative writers and columnists ranging from the serious to the sarcastic and covering American politics, economics, foreign policy, and current events.
A Definition of Conservatism
A definition of political conservatism in America today.
5 Continuing Economic Problems to Watch in 2013
A look at the economic issues heading into Obama's second term and whether or not the president is willing to work with conservatives to tackle these problems.
Republicans Have 24 US Senate Seats to Defend...
Republicans will have to defend 24 of the 34 US Senate seats up for re-election in 2016. How do the candidates stack up?
A List of President Barack Obama's Czars
A list of President Barack Obama's czars.
Top 10 Nonfiction Books for Conservatives
Are you looking for books that will help you understand the genesis of the modern-day conservative movement before it became popular? Are you looking for a book about the conservative movement's rise to power? These books will help!
Obamacares Losers Outnumber the Winners... And...
A conservative look at the true winners and losers after the first month of the Obamacare rollout
A Profile of US Senator Marco Rubio
A profile of rising conservative star Marco Rubio, senator from Florida, and possible vice-presidential pick in 2012.
Top 5 Conservative Supreme Court Justices
Perhaps the most important role of a conservative judiciary is securing the courts against judicial activism by liberal judges aiming to reinvent the Constitution. Conservative judges not only need to practice judicial restraint, they must also take steps to overturn unconstitutional decisions. Nowhere is this concept more important than on the US Supreme Court, where judicial interpretation sets the ultimate legal precedent.
Who are the Low Information Voters?
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Tea Party vs The Establishment: Who Really...
The gop needs the tea party, but they sure do not act like it
Is this the End of the Tea Party?
Is this the end of the tea party as many liberals and establishment republicans are predicitng?
Katy Abram: Confronting Arlen Specter a Second...
About.com guest writer and stay-at-home mom Katy Abram describes her second confrontation with Arlen Specter -- at a Democratic fund-raiser, where her voice was in the minority.
Find Out Which Senate Seats Are Up for...
A preview of Republican-held United States Senate seats up for re-election in 2014.
Palin Rallies for Chris McDaniel, Polls Still...
Sarah Palin rallies last minute for tea party hopeful Chris McDaniel in his quest to undeat Thad Cochran.
Conservative Movies Gaining in Number, Quality
Conservative movies are popping up more frequently, are of better quality than before, and having pretty good box office success.
Social Conservatism
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Early Look: 2016 Senate Landscape
An early look at the 2016 US Senate match-ups, where the GOP will have a lot of seats to defend.
Christie Falling Hard in 2016 Horse Race
Chric Christie sufferring from collapsing poll numbers following bridgegate scandal
Defining Conservatism
About.com guest writer Jack Kerwick attempts to break through the rhetoric and get to the heart of what it means to be conservative in America by nailing down the core elements of the movement's ideology. Page 2.
Conservative Perspectives on the Third...
Conservative perspectives on the Third Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Top Issues in the 2014 Midterm Elections
What to look for during the 2014 midterm elections
A Definition of Amnesty
A definition of amnesty. US Conservative Politics.
The 4 Women Who Could Be Part of a 2016...
Republicans have a diverse group of women who could end up as part of the 2016 presidential ticket.
How Many Senate Seats Do Republicans Have to...
Preview of the 2016 US Senate Seats up for re-election where the Republicans will have a lot of defending to do to keep their positions in the Senate.
The Top Conservatives to Follow on Twitter
Who are the top 20 conservatives to follow on Twitter?
Best iPhone Applications for Conservatives
A review of the best iPhone applications (or apps) for political conservatives.
10 Reasons Obamacare is (and will continue to...
A look at 10 reasons that Obamacare is failing, and will continue to do so.
A Definition of G-20 or The Group of 20
A Definition of G-20 or the Group of 20.
The Case for Jeb Bush for President in 2016
Making the case for jeb bush for President in 2016
Possible 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidates
A conservative take on the frontrunners for the 2016 democratic nomination for President.
Fiscal Conservatism
A detailed description of what it means to be a
The Truth About the Tea Party Origins
The origins of the tea party are often misrepresented as being a movement designed to oppose Barack Obama. In reality, the movement opposes Republicans frequently and vigorously.
Potential Establishment Candidates for the 2016...
A look at possible establishment and moderate candidates for the 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination.
A Definition of Tort Reform
A definition of tort reform. US Conservative Politics.
How Conservative Hollywood Became a Liberal Town
What made Hollywood, which was extremely conservative in the early days of American cinema into the liberal powerhouse that it is today.
5 Reason Hillary Clinton Will Run for...
Hillary Clinton will likely run for President in 2016. She should lose if voters care about more than gender, and her is why.
A Profile of Barry Goldwater
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Charlie Crist: The Best Example of the Worst of...
Charlie Crist looks to follow his political party and ideology makeover with a run for the job he once had. His transformation is among the worst in politics.
Capitalism - A Definition of Capitalism
A definition of capitalism and its many forms, from laissez-faire market economies to crony capitalism.
Conservatives and Education Reform
Education in America has remained stagnant. Teachers unions put the needs of teachers in front of the needs of students, blocking important education reforms.
Cultural Conservatism
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A Profile of Conservative Hollywood Actress...
A profile of former the two-time Emmy Award-winning Everybody Loves Raymond star and outspoken Hollywood conservative Patricia Heaton.
Jefferson Republican Party
Although the JRP doesn’t have an official platform, it is descended from the original Democratic-Republican party founded by James Madison in 1792 and later joined by Thomas Jefferson. The party eventually was disbanded into two factions in 1824. In 2006, the JRP was founded (party members would say “revived”), and it uses statements made by Jefferson in 1799 as the foundation of its principles.
America First Party
The original America First Party was founded in 1944, but changed its name to the Christian Nationalist Crusade in 1947. In 2002, a new America First Party was formed by Pat Buchanan’s supporters, who expressed disgust over the way he was treated by the leadership of the declining Reform Party. While not overt, there are several references to faith and religion in the ideology of the America First Party.
The Conservative Case For School Choice
Conservatives support school choice and giving power to parents in deciding the best education route for their children. Here are the reasons why
A Definition of Astroturfing
A definition of astroturfing. US Conservative Politics.
Best Conservative Movies of All Time
A look at the top conservative films of all time.
Conservative Alternatives to the Republican Party
Not all conservatives are Republicans by definition, and even those who are may not want to be involved with an organization that has lost considerable credibility over the last eight years. While third parties have often been thought of as protest organizations, rather than practical solutions to undermining the contemporary two-party system, they continue to grow in membership.
Preview of the 2014 Gubernatorial (Governor)...
A list of 2014 races for Governor. There will be 36 gubernatorial elections in 2014 featuring a number of key matchups.
A Biography of Supreme Court Justice Antonin...
A profile of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
Are Conservatives Racists?
Racism is an accusation often lobbed at conservatives, but most of the formerly legitimate reasons for these accusations are no longer applicable. The ties binding the conservative movement to racial intolerance are relics of a foregone era.
The Liberal Attack on Proprietary For-Profit...
A new phenomenon in American education has come under fire by the very people who want to make America one of the world's most educated societies.
Sarah Palin on 10 Major Issues
A closer look at vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's positions on 10 major issues.
The Feud Between the Establishment and the Tea...
Understanding the differences between the GOP Establishment and Tea Party and working towards a solution to bridge the divide.
Florida: Resources for Floridian Conservatives
A general information resource guide for conservatives in Florida.
Conservative Perspectives on the Fourth...
Conservative perspectives on the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Is Ted Cruz Eligible to become President of the...
A look into the eligibility of Ted Cruz's potential presidential aspirations.
Conservative Perspectives on the Second...
Conservative perspectives on the second amendment and gun control
7 Federal Agencies That Are No Longer Needed...
6 Agencies Conservatives would have no problem shutting down
Media Bias - A Definition
A Definition of media bias as it is commonly referenced in conservative politics.
Neoconservatism
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The Case for Rand Paul for President in 2016
A look at Rand Paul's presidential prospects for 2016.
Conservatives Should Take a Second Look at...
Should conservatives vote for Democrat Travis Childers in the US Senate race against Thad Cochran? It might not be so crazy after all.
Rubio Takes Initial 2016 Ranking
The first edition of our 2016 GOP Presidential Power Rankings
2014 US Senate Election in Michigan
Terri lynn land and Gary Peters are battling for the open US Senate seat in Michigan in 2014.
A Definition of Reconciliation
A definition of the federal budget reconciliation process
Charlie Crist's Credibility Problem Could...
Charlie Crist and Democrats think they will waltz back into the Governor's mansion in 2014 and take out sitting Republican Rick Scott. So, will they?
A Profile of Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
A profile of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
Political Conservatives & Religion in Politics
A look at the role religion plays in shaping the conservative ideology in politics.
The Sports Media is Determined to Ruin Sports...
The liberal sports media is determined to ruin the football season for fans with their liberal agenda
A Profile of Conservative Michelle Malkin
A closer look at conservative blogger and pundit Michelle Malkin.
Top Conservative Novels
A look at the 10 novels all conservatives should read.
What Is the GOP Establishment? - A Definition
: The Republican establishment, or more commonly among conservatives just “the establishment,” refers
2014 Breakdown: Kentucky Senate Election
The 2014 Kentucky Senate race is expected to be between Mitch McConnell and Alison Grimes, though Republican matt Bevin hopes to play primary spoiler.
5 Conservative Celebrities to Follow on Twitter
A list of twitter feeds to follow from some of Hollywood's most daring celebrities: Admitted Conservatives.
The Most Liberal States to Live and Work in the...
A conservative look at the most liberal states in the US.
Crunchy Conservatism
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Take the Conservative Personality Test
You've determined you're a conservative, but aren't sure what kind. Take the conservative personality test and find out!
Obama's Medical Marijuana Policy: A Victory for...
About.com guest writer William Weiss examines the Obama administration's new hands-off policy toward medical marijuana production, distribution and use.
2014 US Senate Race in Georgia
Preview of the US Senate race in Georgia for 2014 featuring Michelle Nunn and a whole slate of potential Republican and conservative candidates.
A Profile of Indiana Congressman Mike Pence
A closer look at Indiana Congressman and House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence.
Democrats have Few Senate Seats to Defend in...
A Look at the 2016 Democratic Senate seats up for re-election in 2016
Preview of the 2014 Senate Election in North...
A handful of North Carolina Republicans are aiming to take on Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan for the US Senate seat. Thom Tillis and Greg Brannon lead the way.
An Overview of John McCain's Campaign Platform
An overview of John McCain's platform on the economy, healthcare, national security, educational, Iraq, climate change, veterans, immigration, sanctity of life, second amendment, judicial change and ethics reform.
List of Female Conservative Governors in the...
A look at female Republican and conservative leaders across the country.
Obama Administration Knew Millions Would Lose...
Mainstream media admits that the Obama Administration lied when they said people who liked their insurance could keep it.
2014 US Senate Election in Colorado
Preview of the 2014 US Senate election in Colorado featuring incumbent Democrat Mark Udall and Republicans Owen Hill and Cory Gardner.
Paleoconservatism
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Why Some Conservatives Oppose Gay Marriage
Answers to why conservatives oppose gay marriage.
A Profile of Supreme Court Chief Justice...
A profile of Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist.
Rand Paul Looks Ready for 2016 Battle
The second edition of the 2016 GOP Power Rankings.
Senate Republicans 2014 Roadmap to Victory
A look at how the Republican Party can win back the US Senate in 2014.
A Biography of Glenn Beck
A biography of political commentator, radio personality and FOX News analyst Glenn Beck.
New Poll: Public Mostly Agrees With Conservativ...
A new poll finds that conservative positions remain popular.
Hillary Doc or Not, 2016 Conservatives Should...
The RNC is right to threaten a boycott of 2016 primary debates if CNN and NBC continue with their Hillary Clinton contributions.
A Profile of Conservative Hollywood Actor Jon...
A profile of conservative Hollywood actor and Academy Award nominee Jon Voight.
Five Strategic Ways Conservatives Would Achieve...
Five strategic ways conservatives would achieve border security
Violence, Guns, and The Culture
A look at gun violence in America, how to change the culture, and a defense of the 2nd amendment.
What are "Stand Your Ground" Laws?
A look into Stand Your Ground laws from a conservative perspective.
Conservative Perspectives on the First Amendment
Conservative perspectives on the First Amendment.
How Conservatives Think About Race in America
The way conservatives see race informs their world view, policy choices and programs. Their ideology on race relations is often reflected in the judicial opinions they reach and the legislative programs they support (or oppose).
How Conservative Hollywood Became Liberal
What made Hollywood, which was extremely conservative in the early days of American cinema into the liberal powerhouse that it is today. Page 2.
Conservative Perspectives on Hate Crimes Laws
Conservative perspectives on hate crime laws and legislation.
The Abortion Debate In Conservative Politics
The issue of abortion has caused a multitude of political problems for conservatives over the years. The issue's many shades of gray have been making and breaking the conservative movement's political candidates for decades. What is it about this issue that has caused so much dissention within the conservative ranks? We'll attempt to answer this question and others as we get a closer look at conservatives and the issue of abortion.
Movie Review: October Baby
A conservative review of the film October Baby.
The Case for Ted Cruz for President
A Look at the presidential prospects of US Senator Ted Cruz from Texas
Profile of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal
A look at the life and record of Bobby Jindal, Republican Governor of Lousiana.
Preview of the 2014 Senate Election in New...
Democrat Jeanne Shaheen is running for re-election to the US Senate in New Hampshire in 2014, and likely hoping that Scott Brown is not her Republican opponent.
Self-Deportation: A Definition
A definition of the term self-deportation as it relates to illegal immigrations and US policy.
President Obama Passes Blame on Sequestration
A look at the sequester situation and Obama's role
Ranking the 2014 Senate Republican Nominees
The Republican field has mostly been set, where do the candidates rank?
The Case for Ben Carson for President
The Case for Ben Carson for President
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist
A look at the pros and cons of selecting Florida Gov Charlie Crist as a Republican vice presidential running mate.
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