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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.
Rubio Takes Initial 2016 Ranking
The first edition of our 2016 GOP Presidential Power Rankings
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
Donald Trump: Need to Know
Donald Trump is running for President in 2016. Here is everything conservatives need to know about him.
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 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.
Obamacares Losers Outnumber the Winners... And...
A conservative look at the true winners and losers after the first month of the Obamacare rollout
Top 5 Conservative States in the US
A look at the 5 most conservative states in the US.
Marco Rubio and the Hispanic Vote in the 2016...
Could Marco Rubio turn Hispanic voters into Republican voters as he prepares to run for President in 2016?
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.
Top 2016 Republicans: Why and Why Not
The pros and cons of the conservatives and Republicans potentially running for president in 2016
Donald Trump: Serious Person and Devoted...
Donald Trump is running for the Republican nomination. Is he a conservative?
What Does Socialism Really Mean?
A definition of socialism. US Conservative Politics.
Possible 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidates
A conservative take on the frontrunners for the 2016 democratic nomination for President.
Rubio/Martinez 2016 and Other Intriguing Ticket...
A look at potential Republican President and Vice-President tickets in 2016. What combinations will conservatives go for?
8 Possible Conservative Presidential Candidates...
A look at possible 2016 candidates for the Presidential race
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.
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.
Scott Walker Linkapalooza: Recalls, Electabilit...
Scott Walker is announcing his bid for the presidency. Here is everything you need to know about him.
Can Democrats Keep Their Majority in the Senate?
A look at the upcoming 2014 US Senate races and the seats that Democrats must defend.
Spoilers and Kingmakers Loom Large in Diverse...
There are eight candidates that would be hard-pressed to win the GOP nomination in 2016 but who could have a major impact on the race for other reasons.
Is Ted Cruz Eligible to become President of the...
A look into the eligibility of Ted Cruz's potential presidential aspirations.
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.
What Is the GOP Establishment? - A Definition
: The Republican establishment, or more commonly among conservatives just “the establishment,” refers
Potential Establishment Candidates for the 2016...
A look at possible establishment and moderate candidates for the 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination.
A Profile of Florida Governor Jeb Bush
A profile of Florida Governor Jeb Bush
2016 Power Rankings List Has Ben Carson as a...
The 4th Edition of the 2014 Presidential Power Rankings include a surge by Jeb Bush and a surprise showing by Dr. Ben Carson.
What Is Judicial Restraint?
A definition of the legal term. Conservative Politics.
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.
The Case for Jeb Bush for President in 2016
Making the case for jeb bush for President in 2016
What Is Republicanism?
A Definition of Republicanism. US Conservative Politics.
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.
Email-gate: Convenience as an excuse is only a...
Hillary Clinton has created a bit of a scandal of her own making. After dropping an official e-mail account, questions of a private server she used have emerged.
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.
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.
The GOP Money Race is On: Who Has What?
How much money did the Republican candidates raise and what does it mean for their campaigns?
The Case for Sarah Palin in 2016
Making the case for why Sarah Palin should run for President in 2016.
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.
Q&A: Gun Rights, Gun Control, and...
Questions and answers about gun control from a conservative perspective.
Where is the Republican 2016 Frontrunner?
Democrats seem to be liking Hillary Clinton just fine, but there is no clear Republican frontrunner.
The Top Conservatives to Follow on Twitter
Who are the top 20 conservatives to follow on Twitter?
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!
Best iPhone Applications for Conservatives
A review of the best iPhone applications (or apps) for political conservatives.
Find Out What Hollywood Celebrities Are...
A look at the Hollywood conservatives who are fighting back against the oppressive liberalism in Tinseltown.
Federalism: Case for Reinvigorating State's...
Why conservatives believe that stronger state governments are preferable to a stronger federal government.
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.
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?
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.
2016 GOP Presidential Candidate Tracker
Tracker for the 2016 Republican Presidential candidates. Who has announced they will or will not run?
A Definition of Tea Party
A definition of the tea party political movement.
Social Conservatism
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Everything You Need to Know About Jeb Bush
The portal for all things Jeb Bush. What is his involvement with Common Core? What does he believe about immigration?
Conservative Perspectives on the Fifth...
Conservative perspectives on the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
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.
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 Need to Get Aggressive on...
How and why conservatives should aggressively pursue a pro-life agenda.
The Most Liberal States to Live and Work in the...
A conservative look at the most liberal states in the US.
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.
Crunchy Conservatism
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The Case for Rand Paul for President in 2016
A look at Rand Paul's presidential prospects for 2016.
10 Reasons Obamacare is (and will continue to...
A look at 10 reasons that Obamacare is failing, and will continue to do so.
What 12 States Will Pick the Next President?
What states will decide the 2016 election? Here, we look at the swing states - or battleground states - that will receive the bulk of attention in the Presidential election.
Best Conservative Blogs
A look at the best politically conservative American blogs on the Internet.
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.
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.
Who are the Low Information Voters?
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Top Conservative Novels
A look at the 10 novels all conservatives should read.
Conservative Perspectives on Health Care Reform
An overview of conservative perspectives on health care reform.
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.
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.
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.
A Definition of Astroturfing
A definition of astroturfing. US Conservative Politics.
The Polls Aren't Just Mediocre For Jeb, They...
Jeb Bush is running for President, but the early polls show that he is not the front-runner. Not by a long shot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Definition of Strict Constructionism
A definition of the legal term. US Conservative Politics.
Who Will Win the "Most Electable" Primary?
The candidate who wins the electability argument is usually the one who becomes the nominee. Three candidates have a strong case to make on electability.
A Biography of Glenn Beck
A biography of political commentator, radio personality and FOX News analyst Glenn Beck.
Donald Trump Finishes Off the Tea Party
The tea party is officially over, and Donald Trump ushered in the end.
Evertyhing You Need to Know about 2016 Candiate...
Articles, links, and information about 2016 Republican Presidential candidate Marco Rubio
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.
An Early Look at the 2016 GOP Primary Schedule
An early look at the 2016 Republican Primary and Caucus Calendar and schedule.
Rand Paul Looks Ready for 2016 Battle
The second edition of the 2016 GOP Power Rankings.
Marco Rubio Has Equal Support from Tea Party...
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1st GOP Debate Will Have "Just" 10 Candidates....
the first 2016 Republican Presidential debate is right around the corner. Half of the field may not get to participate. Who is in as of now?
Paul Still the Top Pick in 2016
Rand Paul, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, and Mike Huckabee all make the first 2016 presidential power rankings list of 2014.
The Case for Ben Carson for President
The Case for Ben Carson for President
Ignore Dr. Ben Carson at Your Own Risk
Dr. Ben Carson may be the most ignored potential candidate for President in 2016. But that could be a mistake, and her are some figures as to why.
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.
Media Bias - A Definition
A Definition of media bias as it is commonly referenced in conservative politics.
Fiscal Conservatism
A detailed description of what it means to be a
A Definition of Czar
: In contemporary American politics, a czar is any top-level presidential appointee who does not have
What are "Stand Your Ground" Laws?
A look into Stand Your Ground laws from a conservative perspective.
A Definition of Conservatism
A definition of political conservatism in America today.
When it Comes to Books and Fundraising, Only...
When it comes to Book Sales and Fundraising, Ben Carson has Been the Only One to Keep Pace with Hillary Clinton
A Definition of Tort Reform
A definition of tort reform. US Conservative Politics.
Which Republican Candidates have the Best and...
Who are the most popular Republicans - according to Republican voters - running for President in 2016?
Violence, Guns, and The Culture
A look at gun violence in America, how to change the culture, and a defense of the 2nd amendment.
Mitt Romney in 2016? Could be (Much) Worse
Mitt Romney says he probably won't run for President again in 2016, but would it be so bad if he did?
The Case for Chris Christie in 2016
A look at the potential candidacy of NJ Governor Chris Christie for the 2016 presidential race.
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.
Paleoconservatism
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Sarah Palin on 10 Major Issues
A closer look at vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's positions on 10 major issues.
A Biography of US Senator Rand Paul
A biography of US Senator Ran Paul
A Profile of Barry Goldwater
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Creationism or Evolution: Debating the Origin...
Does Darwin's theory of evolution undermine the Biblical notion of divine creation? Does it support conservative philosophies of religion and morality? The question for political conservatives: How should Mankind's origin be taught in school?
Why Some Conservatives Oppose Gay Marriage
Answers to why conservatives oppose gay marriage.
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.
List of Female Conservative Governors in the...
A look at female Republican and conservative leaders across the country.
Summer Presidential Power Rankings: Everyone is...
A pre-debate ranking of the top 10 Republicans running for president. Who made the list?
A Profile of Clarence Thomas
A profile of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
A Profile of Indiana Congressman Mike Pence
A closer look at Indiana Congressman and House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence.
2016 Rankings: Hillary's Very Serious 2016...
An early look at the 2016 race power rankings for President on the Democratic side and whether Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden can battle the Hillarys of the world.
Best Conservative Movies of All Time
A look at the top conservative films of all time.
The Egalitarian Nightmare
About.com guest writer Michael Verno examines post-secondary education in America and concludes that it's not the panacea for self-actualization that everyone wants it to be.
A List of Barack Obama's First Term Tax Increases
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A Biography of US President Ronald Wilson...
A profile of conservative icon and 40th US President Ronald Wilson Reagan
A Biography of Supreme Court Justice Antonin...
A profile of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
Socializing the iPhone
What it would look like if President Obama did to the cell phone industry what he did with the health care industry.
Florida: Resources for Floridian Conservatives
A general information resource guide for conservatives in Florida.
Top 10 Obama Gaffes
A list of the top 10 gaffes made by President Barack Obama during his first six months in office.
The Case for Ted Cruz for President
A Look at the presidential prospects of US Senator Ted Cruz from Texas
A Profile of Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
A profile of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
Profile of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal
A look at the life and record of Bobby Jindal, Republican Governor of Lousiana.
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.
The Top 10 Quotes From Marco Rubio's Presidenti...
Marco Rubio announced on April 13 that he would seek the Republican Nomination for President of the United States. Here are the top 10 moments from that speech.
The Benefits of ANWR & the Case for Offshore...
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A Profile of Supreme Court Chief Justice...
A profile of Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist.
A Definition of Amnesty
A definition of amnesty. US Conservative Politics.
NRA Should Be Applauded for Gun Safety Efforts
A special thank you to the NRA for their efforts in gun safety and proper use.
Cultural Conservatism
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Political Conservatives & Religion in Politics
A look at the role religion plays in shaping the conservative ideology in politics.
Self-Deportation: A Definition
A definition of the term self-deportation as it relates to illegal immigrations and US policy.
A Profile of Supreme Court Chief Justice John...
A profile of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.
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).
Meet the 6 Women Representing Republicans in...
A list of the 6 Republican women who will represent conservatives in the US Senate during the 114th congress.
Hillary Clinton: A Revisionist Hypocrite
Hillary Clinton re-launches her campaign with recycled lines, tired attacks, and factless facts. We dive into her announcement speech.
Top 5 Myths & Misconceptions About Conservatives
Many people are misinformed about what exactly it means to be a conservative. Some people believe that all conservatives are racist. Others believe they are religious nuts. Still others believe they are homophobes. The only way to dispel these myths is to dive right into them.
All About the Independent American Party
What is the American Independent Party, what do they stand for, and who is their leader?
Capitalism - A Definition of Capitalism
A definition of capitalism and its many forms, from laissez-faire market economies to crony capitalism.
Sure, Why Not a \$15 Per Hour Minimum Wage?
The semi-serious case for a $15/hour minimum wage increase.
Neoconservatism
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A Definition of Reconciliation
A definition of the federal budget reconciliation process
National Sales Tax: A Conservative Alternative...
A look at a national sales tax, a possible alternative to the income tax.
Conservative Perspectives on the First Amendment
Conservative perspectives on the First Amendment.
State-by-State Guide to Conservative Politics...
Part 2 of the conservative directory with state by state information to help new and seasoned conservatives learn about politics in their state or find ways to get involved.
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

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