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Conservative Politics: Most Popular Articles

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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.
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 Judicial Restraint?
A definition of the legal term. Conservative Politics.
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.
Should Sarah Palin Run in 2016?
Making the case for why Sarah Palin should run for President in 2016.
What Is Republicanism?
A Definition of Republicanism. US Conservative Politics.
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.
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.
Types of Conservatives -- What Type of...
What Type of Conservative are You? Take This Test and See! Learn More Crunchy Cons Cultural Cons Fiscal
Top 5 Conservative States in the US
A look at the 5 most conservative states in the US.
A Profile of Florida Governor Jeb Bush
A profile of Florida Governor Jeb Bush
The Case for Jeb Bush for President in 2016
Making the case for jeb bush for President in 2016
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.
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.
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!
Can Democrats Keep Their Majority in the Senate?
A look at the upcoming 2014 US Senate races and the seats that Democrats must defend.
8 Possible Conservative Presidential Candidates...
A look at possible 2016 candidates for the Presidential race
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 Amnesty
A definition of amnesty. US Conservative Politics.
Find Out What Hollywood Celebrities Are...
A look at the Hollywood conservatives who are fighting back against the oppressive liberalism in Tinseltown.
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.
Gifts for Conservatives
Looking for gift ideas for the conservative in your life? Look no further.
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?
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.
Sarah Palin: As Relevant as She Wants to Be
A look at Sarah Palin four years after her vice-presidential run and how relevant she is today.
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.
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 Tea Party
A definition of the tea party political movement.
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.
Conservative Perspectives on the Third...
Conservative perspectives on the Third Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
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.
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.
Q&A: Gun Rights, Gun Control, and...
Questions and answers about gun control from a conservative perspective.
Best Conservative Movies of All Time
A look at the top conservative films of all time.
Conservative Perspectives on Health Care Reform
An overview of conservative perspectives on health care reform.
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.
What Is the GOP Establishment? - A Definition
: The Republican establishment, or more commonly among conservatives just “the establishment,” refers
The Top Conservatives to Follow on Twitter
Who are the top 20 conservatives to follow on Twitter?
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.
Best iPhone Applications for Conservatives
A review of the best iPhone applications (or apps) for political conservatives.
A Definition of Conservatism
A definition of political conservatism in America today.
Why Conservatives are Skeptical of Man-Made...
A look into the reasons conservatives remain skeptical about global warming.
A Definition of Astroturfing
A definition of astroturfing. US Conservative Politics.
10 Reasons Obamacare is (and will continue to...
A look at 10 reasons that Obamacare is failing, and will continue to do so.
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.
A Biography of Supreme Court Justice Antonin...
A profile of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
A Definition of Tort Reform
A definition of tort reform. US Conservative Politics.
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.
Possible 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidates
A conservative take on the frontrunners for the 2016 democratic nomination for President.
Conservative Perspectives on the Fourth...
Conservative perspectives on the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
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.
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.
Top Conservative Novels
A look at the 10 novels all conservatives should read.
Fiscal Conservatism
A detailed description of what it means to be a
Obamacares Losers Outnumber the Winners... And...
A conservative look at the true winners and losers after the first month of the Obamacare rollout
Conservative Perspectives on the Second...
Conservative perspectives on the second amendment and gun control
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.
Rubio Takes Initial 2016 Ranking
The first edition of our 2016 GOP Presidential Power Rankings
Why I was wrong about Republican's 2014 chances...
Republicans may have won big in 2014, capturing the US Senate 54-46, but it didn't always seem like it would happen. Here's why I was wrong.
Social 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.
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 Indiana Congressman Mike Pence
A closer look at Indiana Congressman and House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence.
Is Ted Cruz Eligible to become President of the...
A look into the eligibility of Ted Cruz's potential presidential aspirations.
Neoconservatism
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Top 2016 Republicans: Why and Why Not
The pros and cons of the conservatives and Republicans potentially running for president in 2016
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.
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.
Capitalism - A Definition of Capitalism
A definition of capitalism and its many forms, from laissez-faire market economies to crony capitalism.
A Profile of Barry Goldwater
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Potential Establishment Candidates for the 2016...
A look at possible establishment and moderate candidates for the 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination.
Who are the Low Information Voters?
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Cultural Conservatism
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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.
A Definition of Reconciliation
A definition of the federal budget reconciliation process
List of Female Conservative Governors in the...
A look at female Republican and conservative leaders across the country.
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
Conservative Perspectives on the First Amendment
Conservative perspectives on the First Amendment.
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.
Fascism - A Definition of Fascism
A review of the definition of fascism and relating it to modern conservative thought.
Media Bias - A Definition
A Definition of media bias as it is commonly referenced in conservative politics.
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.
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.
Crunchy Conservatism
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Violence, Guns, and The Culture
A look at gun violence in America, how to change the culture, and a defense of the 2nd amendment.
5 Reasons John Boehner and Mitch McConnell Need...
5 Reasons why John Boehner and Mitch McConnell should be replaced as the Republican leaders in the US Senate and House of Representatives.
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.
Paleoconservatism
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A Definition of Czar
: In contemporary American politics, a czar is any top-level presidential appointee who does not have
The Most Liberal States to Live and Work in the...
A conservative look at the most liberal states in the US.
The Case for Rand Paul for President in 2016
A look at Rand Paul's presidential prospects for 2016.
The Case for Ted Cruz for President
A Look at the presidential prospects of US Senator Ted Cruz from Texas
A Profile of Supreme Court Chief Justice...
A profile of Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist.
A Profile of Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
A profile of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
The Case for Ben Carson for President
The Case for Ben Carson for President
Torture is Wrong, Except When it Isn't
Why torture is often wrong, but not always. Should torture be allowed in some circumstances?
National Sales Tax: A Conservative Alternative...
A look at a national sales tax, a possible alternative to the income tax.
A Biography of Glenn Beck
A biography of political commentator, radio personality and FOX News analyst Glenn Beck.
Best Conservative Blogs
A look at the best politically conservative American blogs on the Internet.
Chris Christie's 2016 Hopes Diminishing Quickly
Chris Christie was destroyed by the media and a lack of a true base to support him when he is down.
Political Conservatives & Religion in Politics
A look at the role religion plays in shaping the conservative ideology in politics.
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.
A Biography of US President Ronald Wilson...
A profile of conservative icon and 40th US President Ronald Wilson Reagan
A Profile of Clarence Thomas
A profile of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
A Profile of Conservative Hollywood Actor Jon...
A profile of conservative Hollywood actor and Academy Award nominee Jon Voight.
A Profile of Supreme Court Chief Justice John...
A profile of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.
Why Some Conservatives Oppose Gay Marriage
Answers to why conservatives oppose gay marriage.
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.
The Future of Conservatism and Gay Marriage
A look at Gay Marriage and how conservatives are looking at the issue moving into 2014 and beyond.
GOP Has a Deep Bench, But Expect Many...
Conservatives are excited about the potential depth in the 2016 race for President, but they should be prepare for the worst as many candidates will sit this one out.
Florida: Resources for Floridian Conservatives
A general information resource guide for conservatives in Florida.
Sarah Palin on 10 Major Issues
A closer look at vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's positions on 10 major issues.
5 Conservative Celebrities to Follow on Twitter
A list of twitter feeds to follow from some of Hollywood's most daring celebrities: Admitted Conservatives.
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 Sports Media is Determined to Ruin Sports...
The liberal sports media is determined to ruin the football season for fans with their liberal agenda
Democrats have Few Senate Seats to Defend in...
A Look at the 2016 Democratic Senate seats up for re-election in 2016
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.
Charlie Crist Enters "Say Anything" Mode in...
Charlie Crist's Fusion interview and the 10 bizarre quotes that came from it.
Should the US Adopt a Guest Worker Program?
Should the US Adopt a Guest Worker Program?
A Definition of G-20 or The Group of 20
A Definition of G-20 or the Group of 20.
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!
You Don't Say: Conservative States Most...
Conservative States are More Fiscally Sound
Rand Paul Looks Ready for 2016 Battle
The second edition of the 2016 GOP Power Rankings.
Find Out Which Senate Seats Are Up for...
A preview of Republican-held United States Senate seats up for re-election in 2014.
Right-to-work: A Definition
A definition and overview of Right-to-Work policies.
Political Caricatures & Portraits by Conservati...
Political caricatures and portraits by conservative illustrator Steenwyck
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.
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.
A Definition of Marriage
A conservative definition of marriage.
Is this the End of the Tea Party?
Is this the end of the tea party as many liberals and establishment republicans are predicitng?
Liberty and Conservatism
What do conservatives mean when the reference liberty? Liberty to do what, exactly?
Early Look at the 2016 US Senate Landscape
An early look at the 2016 US Senate match-ups, where the GOP will have a lot of seats to defend.
Tea Party vs The Establishment: Who Really...
The gop needs the tea party, but they sure do not act like it
A Biography of US Senator Rand Paul
A biography of US Senator Ran Paul
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.
Will Immigration Reform Create 11 Million New...
A look at how immigration reform could impact national elections.
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.
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?
Is Sarah Palin's "folksy" talk all a calculated...
: Is Sarah Palin's "folksy" talk all a calculated schtick? Is her "folksiness" designed to make people
NRA Should Be Applauded for Gun Safety Efforts
A special thank you to the NRA for their efforts in gun safety and proper use.
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.
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.
Conservatives & the War on Terror
The War on Terror began with the attack on 9/11, and conservatives remain largely divided about what the battle parameters should be. Most believe the War on Terror must be won at all costs. The decision to invade Afghanistan to search for Osama bin Laden found favor with many conservatives as did the invasion of Iraq to find al Queda operatives. Despite liberal opposition, conservatives see victory in Iraq as the key front in the war against international terrorism.
New Poll: Public Mostly Agrees With Conservativ...
A new poll finds that conservative positions remain popular.
Conservative Perspectives on Hate Crimes Laws
Conservative perspectives on hate crime laws and legislation.
Top 10 Obama Gaffes
A list of the top 10 gaffes made by President Barack Obama during his first six months in office.
Conservative TV Review: Homeland
A conservative review of the Television Series Homeland.
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