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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.
What Does Socialism Really Mean?
A definition of socialism. US Conservative Politics.
Can Democrats Keep Their Majority in the Senate?
A look at the upcoming 2014 US Senate races and the seats that Democrats must defend.
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.
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.
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 Republicanism?
A Definition of Republicanism. US Conservative Politics.
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.
2014 Senate Race in Minnesota
Preview of the 2014 senate race in Minnesota featuring Al Franken and a handful of Republican challengers.
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.
Federalism: Case for Reinvigorating State's...
Why conservatives believe that stronger state governments are preferable to a stronger federal government.
8 Possible Conservative Presidential Candidates...
A look at possible 2016 candidates for the Presidential race
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why Conservatives are Skeptical of Man-Made...
A look into the reasons conservatives remain skeptical about global warming.
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.
A Definition of Strict Constructionism
A definition of the legal term. US Conservative Politics.
Types of Conservatives -- What Type of...
What Type of Conservative are You? Take This Test and See! Learn More Crunchy Cons Cultural Cons Fiscal
Find Out What Hollywood Celebrities Are...
A look at the Hollywood conservatives who are fighting back against the oppressive liberalism in Tinseltown.
A Definition of Tea Party
A definition of the tea party political movement.
A Profile of Florida Governor Jeb Bush
A profile of Florida Governor Jeb Bush
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Should Sarah Palin Run in 2016?
Making the case for why Sarah Palin should run for President in 2016.
Conservative Perspectives on Health Care Reform
An overview of conservative perspectives on health care reform.
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?
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.
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.
Q&A: Gun Rights, Gun Control, and...
Questions and answers about gun control from a conservative perspective.
Conservative Perspectives on the Third...
Conservative perspectives on the Third Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Christie Falling Hard in 2016 Horse Race
Chric Christie sufferring from collapsing poll numbers following bridgegate scandal
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.
A Definition of Conservatism
A definition of political conservatism in America today.
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.
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!
A List of President Barack Obama's Czars
A list of President Barack Obama's czars.
11 Research Projects the NIH Spent Money For...
11 Projects the NIH Has Funded Over the Last Decade While Claiming Budget Cuts Prevented an Ebola Cure (And Chimps Throwing Feces is One of Them)
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.
The Top Conservatives to Follow on Twitter
Who are the top 20 conservatives to follow on Twitter?
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.
Social Conservatism
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Capitalism - A Definition of Capitalism
A definition of capitalism and its many forms, from laissez-faire market economies to crony capitalism.
Is this the End of the Tea Party?
Is this the end of the tea party as many liberals and establishment republicans are predicitng?
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.
Tea Party vs The Establishment: Who Really...
The gop needs the tea party, but they sure do not act like it
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.
10 Reasons Obamacare is (and will continue to...
A look at 10 reasons that Obamacare is failing, and will continue to do so.
Find Out Which Senate Seats Are Up for...
A preview of Republican-held United States Senate seats up for re-election in 2014.
Obamacares Losers Outnumber the Winners... And...
A conservative look at the true winners and losers after the first month of the Obamacare rollout
Top Issues in the 2014 Midterm Elections
What to look for during the 2014 midterm elections
Best iPhone Applications for Conservatives
A review of the best iPhone applications (or apps) for political conservatives.
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.
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.
Who are the Low Information Voters?
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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.
A Definition of Amnesty
A definition of amnesty. US Conservative Politics.
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.
A Definition of Tort Reform
A definition of tort reform. 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.
A Biography of Supreme Court Justice Antonin...
A profile of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
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.
Possible 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidates
A conservative take on the frontrunners for the 2016 democratic nomination for President.
Best Conservative Movies of All Time
A look at the top conservative films of all time.
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
Sarah Palin on 10 Major Issues
A closer look at vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's positions on 10 major issues.
Fiscal Conservatism
A detailed description of what it means to be a
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.
A Definition of Astroturfing
A definition of astroturfing. US Conservative Politics.
The Case for Jeb Bush for President in 2016
Making the case for jeb bush for President in 2016
A Definition of G-20 or The Group of 20
A Definition of G-20 or the Group of 20.
Potential Establishment Candidates for the 2016...
A look at possible establishment and moderate candidates for the 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination.
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 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.
Conservative Perspectives on the Second...
Conservative perspectives on the second amendment and gun control
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.
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
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.
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 Profile of Barry Goldwater
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Top Conservative Novels
A look at the 10 novels all conservatives should read.
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?
7 Federal Agencies That Are No Longer Needed...
6 Agencies Conservatives would have no problem shutting down
List of Female Conservative Governors in the...
A look at female Republican and conservative leaders across the country.
The Case for Rand Paul for President in 2016
A look at Rand Paul's presidential prospects for 2016.
A Profile of Conservative Hollywood Actor Jon...
A profile of conservative Hollywood actor and Academy Award nominee Jon Voight.
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.
Did Palin try to have her brother-in-law fired...
Did Sarah Palin try to have her brother-in-law fired from his job as an Alaska State Trooper? And did she fire a public safety commissioner when he refused to do it for her?
Cultural Conservatism
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What Is the GOP Establishment? - A Definition
: The Republican establishment, or more commonly among conservatives just “the establishment,” refers
Media Bias - A Definition
A Definition of media bias as it is commonly referenced in conservative politics.
Neoconservatism
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Virtue on the Cheap
About.com guest writer Jack Kerwick takes a look at how the commonalities between the Left and the Right when it comes to selling the moral high ground to average Americans.
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.
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.
A Profile of Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
A profile of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
5 Conservative Celebrities to Follow on Twitter
A list of twitter feeds to follow from some of Hollywood's most daring celebrities: Admitted Conservatives.
Why Some Conservatives Oppose Gay Marriage
Answers to why conservatives oppose gay marriage.
Is Ted Cruz Eligible to become President of the...
A look into the eligibility of Ted Cruz's potential presidential aspirations.
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.
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.
The Patriotism of Barack Obama
About.com Guest Commentator Jack Kerwick takes a closer look at how Barack Obama's speech on patriotism in Independence, MO. jibes with the way his religious leaders have portrayed America in public speeches during the presidential camapaign.
What are "Stand Your Ground" Laws?
A look into Stand Your Ground laws from a conservative perspective.
A Profile of Supreme Court Chief Justice...
A profile of Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist.
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
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.
The Most Liberal States to Live and Work in the...
A conservative look at the most liberal states in the US.
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.
Conservative Perspectives on the Fourth...
Conservative perspectives on the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
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.
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.
A Biography of Glenn Beck
A biography of political commentator, radio personality and FOX News analyst Glenn Beck.
Conservative Perspectives on the First Amendment
Conservative perspectives on the First Amendment.
The Business Successes of Mitt Romney and Bain...
Taking a look at some of the top business ventures Romney took part in when he ran Bain Capital in the 1980s and 1990s.
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!
Paleoconservatism
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NRA Should Be Applauded for Gun Safety Efforts
A special thank you to the NRA for their efforts in gun safety and proper use.
Top 5 US Senate Races to Watch in 2014
A conservative look at the top 5 US Senate races to watch in 2014.
A List of Barack Obama's First Term Tax Increases
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A Definition of Reconciliation
A definition of the federal budget reconciliation process
Ranking the 2014 Senate Republican Nominees
The Republican field has mostly been set, where do the candidates rank?
A Profile of Clarence Thomas
A profile of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
Political Conservatives & Religion in Politics
A look at the role religion plays in shaping the conservative ideology in politics.
Crunchy Conservatism
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The Refreshing Surge of Quality Conservative...
Conservative movies are being made these days, and the quality is vastly improving. These are the movies we have to look forward to for 2014 and beyond.
Florida: Resources for Floridian Conservatives
A general information resource guide for conservatives in Florida.
A Profile of Conservative Michelle Malkin
A closer look at conservative blogger and pundit Michelle Malkin.
The Case for Ben Carson for President
The Case for Ben Carson for President
Violence, Guns, and The Culture
A look at gun violence in America, how to change the culture, and a defense of the 2nd amendment.
The Conservative Challenge to Obamacare
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America's Independent Party
The AIP was established in 1968 by former Alabama Gov. George Wallace, who captured nearly 10 million votes during his presidential bid. The influence of the AIP has waned over the years, but its strong Christian conservative leanings enables it to still field local candidates. Its principles and its platform have Christianity as its foundation.
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?
Democrats have Few Senate Seats to Defend in...
A Look at the 2016 Democratic Senate seats up for re-election in 2016
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.
Five Strategic Ways Conservatives Would Achieve...
Five strategic ways conservatives would achieve border security
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).
The 10 Most Vulnerable Senate Incumbents
The ten most vulnerable incumbent US Senators during the 2014 election cycle.
National Sales Tax: A Conservative Alternative...
A look at a national sales tax, a possible alternative to the income tax.
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