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Conservative Politics: Most Popular Articles

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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.
Evertyhing You Need to Know about 2016 Candiate...
Articles, links, and information about 2016 Republican Presidential candidate Marco Rubio
Donald Trump: Need to Know
Donald Trump is running for President in 2016. Here is everything conservatives need to know about him.
Rubio Takes Initial 2016 Ranking
The first edition of our 2016 GOP Presidential Power Rankings
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.
Top 2016 Republicans: Why and Why Not
The pros and cons of the conservatives and Republicans potentially running for president in 2016
Hillary Can't Handle the Truth (That She Isn't...
Hillary Clinton has some major trust issues with the American public. She doesn't know why, so maybe this list will help her out.
What Does Socialism Really Mean?
A definition of socialism. US Conservative 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
What Is Republicanism?
A Definition of Republicanism. US Conservative Politics.
What Trump Now Believes on 10 Key Issues
Where does Donald Trump stand on 10 key issues today. He's changed many positions over the years, but are they conservative ones?
Clickbait Conservatism and the Rise of Donald...
The social media world has spawned a new type of political animal: the clickbait conservative. What does it mean for the future of the movement?
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?
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?
Federalism: Case for Reinvigorating State's...
Why conservatives believe that stronger state governments are preferable to a stronger federal government.
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.
Best States for Conservatives
A look at the 5 most conservative states in the US.
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.
Why Conservatives Need to Get Aggressive on...
How and why conservatives should aggressively pursue a pro-life agenda.
Scott Walker Linkapalooza: Recalls, Electabilit...
Scott Walker is announcing his bid for the presidency. Here is everything you need to know about him.
Q&A: Gun Rights, Gun Control, and...
Questions and answers about gun control from a conservative perspective.
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.
Does Ted Cruz Qualify as a Natural Born Citizen?
A look into the eligibility of Ted Cruz's potential presidential aspirations.
What Is the GOP Establishment? - A Definition
: The Republican establishment, or more commonly among conservatives just “the establishment,” refers
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.
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.
8 Possible Conservative Presidential Candidates...
A look at possible 2016 candidates for the Presidential race
What Kind of Conservative Are You?
A description of 7 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
The Case for Ben Carson for President
The Case for Ben Carson for President
A Definition of Tea Party
A definition of the tea party political movement.
Donald Trump: Serious Person and Devoted...
Donald Trump is running for the Republican nomination. Is he a conservative?
Jeb Bush: Profile of his Early Political Career
A profile of Florida Governor Jeb Bush
Possible 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidates
A conservative take on the frontrunners for the 2016 democratic nomination for President.
Conservative Perspectives on the Fifth...
Conservative perspectives on the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
Donald Trump Finishes Off the Tea Party
The tea party is officially over, and Donald Trump ushered in the end.
Potential Establishment Candidates for the 2016...
A look at possible establishment and moderate candidates for the 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination.
Obamacares Losers Outnumber the Winners... And...
A conservative look at the true winners and losers after the first month of the Obamacare rollout
What Is Judicial Restraint?
A definition of the legal term. Conservative Politics.
The Case for Rand Paul for President in 2016
A look at Rand Paul's presidential prospects for 2016.
Who are the Low Information Voters?
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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.
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.
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'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.
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?
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.
Does Donald Trump Support Amnesty? It sure...
Donald Trump's top issue in the 2016 presidential race is illegal immigration. Where exactly does he stand?
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.
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.
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.
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.
2016 GOP Presidential Candidate Tracker
Tracker for the 2016 Republican Presidential candidates. Who has announced they will or will not run?
10 Reasons Obamacare is (and will continue to...
A look at 10 reasons that Obamacare is failing, and will continue to do so.
An Early Look at the 2016 GOP Primary Schedule
An early look at the 2016 Republican Primary and Caucus Calendar and schedule.
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 Strict Constructionism
A definition of the legal term. US Conservative Politics.
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 GOP Money Race is On: Who Has What?
How much money did the Republican candidates raise and what does it mean for their campaigns?
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 Definition of Fascism
A review of the definition of fascism and relating it to modern conservative thought.
The Case for Sarah Palin in 2016
Making the case for why Sarah Palin should run for President in 2016.
Social Conservatism
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Who is Marco Rubio? A Profile
A profile of rising conservative star Marco Rubio, senator from Florida, and Presidential nominee.
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
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!
Trump Praises Socialized Medicine, Brags About...
Donald Trump spoke highly of universal healthcare, pay-for-play-politics, and couldn't answer when he became a Republican. Here's what he said.
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?
Can Democrats Keep Their Majority in the Senate?
A look at the upcoming 2014 US Senate races and the seats that Democrats must defend.
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.
Rubio and Fiorina Shine while Paul and Trump Dive
The first 2016 Presidential debate was all fireworks, all the time. Here are the winners and losers.
All About the Independent American Party
What is the American Independent Party, what do they stand for, and who is their leader?
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.
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.
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?
What to Watch From the First Debate
The first debate and forum is a week ahead. Here is what to watch from each candidate.
Trump Threatens 3rd Party Run for "Leverage"...
Forget the celebrity for a minute, Donald Trump refused to back GOP nominee, threatened a moderator, and floated Mexican Government conspiracies.
Best iPhone Applications for Conservatives
A review of the best iPhone applications (or apps) for political conservatives.
Conservative Perspectives on Health Care Reform
An overview of conservative perspectives on health care reform.
Best Conservative Blogs
A look at the best politically conservative American blogs on the Internet.
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.
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.
The Top Conservatives to Follow on Twitter
Who are the top 20 conservatives to follow on Twitter?
Five Strategic Ways Conservatives Would Achieve...
Five strategic ways conservatives would achieve border security
Cultural Conservatism
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Recap of the Voters First Forum
A recap of the Voter First forum in New Hampshire. How did the candidates do and what grades did they earn?
A Biography of US Senator Rand Paul
A biography of US Senator Ran Paul
A Biography of Glenn Beck
A biography of political commentator, radio personality and FOX News analyst Glenn Beck.
A Definition of Amnesty
A definition of amnesty. US Conservative Politics.
Conservative Perspectives on the First Amendment
Conservative perspectives on the First Amendment.
What are "Stand Your Ground" Laws?
A look into Stand Your Ground laws from a conservative perspective.
Ted Cruz: Everything You Need to Know About the...
Information and links about 2016 GOP candidate Ted Cruz, including his public fights over Obamacare and the government shutdown.
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.
Top Conservative Novels
A look at the 10 novels all conservatives should read.
Conservative Perspectives on the Second...
Conservative perspectives on the second amendment and gun control
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.
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
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A Profile of Conservative Hollywood Actor Jon...
A profile of conservative Hollywood actor and Academy Award nominee Jon Voight.
Fiscal Conservatism
A detailed description of what it means to be a
The Case for Ted Cruz for President
A Look at the presidential prospects of US Senator Ted Cruz from Texas
Where is the Republican 2016 Frontrunner?
Democrats seem to be liking Hillary Clinton just fine, but there is no clear Republican frontrunner.
A Definition of Conservatism
A definition of political conservatism in America today.
NRA Should Be Applauded for Gun Safety Efforts
A special thank you to the NRA for their efforts in gun safety and proper use.
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.
A Definition of the Capitalist System
A look at capitalism and defining what a capitalist system might look like.
Crunchy Conservatism
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Why Some Conservatives Oppose Gay Marriage
Answers to why conservatives oppose gay marriage.
A Biography of Supreme Court Justice Antonin...
A profile of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
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.
Democrats have Few Senate Seats to Defend in...
A Look at the 2016 Democratic Senate seats up for re-election 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.
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.
The Most Liberal States to Live and Work in the...
A conservative look at the most liberal states in the US.
Conservative Perspectives on the Fourth...
Conservative perspectives on the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
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.
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.
Myth: Republicans Have 54 Senate Seats Because...
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A Definition of Tort Reform
A definition of tort reform. US Conservative Politics.
Best Conservative Movies of All Time
A look at the top conservative films of all time.
How to Connect with the 2016 Presidential...
A quick and easy guide to finding more information and of 2016 Republican presidential candidates, their social media sites, and their affiliated websites and backing PACs.
Rand Paul Looks Ready for 2016 Battle
The second edition of the 2016 GOP Power Rankings.
Benghazi Terrorist Attack: Questions Remain
A look into the Benghazi terrorist attack and why the YouTube video became central in the debate.
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.
Paleoconservatism vs. Neoconservatism
In his final installment of what it means to be conservative in America, About.com guest writer Jack Kerwick analyzes the paleoconservative phenomenon.
Types of Conservatives -- What Type of...
What Type of Conservative are You? Take This Test and See! Learn More Crunchy Cons Cultural Cons Fiscal
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A Definition of Astroturfing
A definition of astroturfing. US Conservative Politics.
Political Conservatives & Religion in Politics
A look at the role religion plays in shaping the conservative ideology in politics.
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.
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.
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.
Conservative should cut Rubio a Break on...
Perhaps conservatives are being too harsh on Marco Rubio's ambitious immigration reform maneuvers. We take a look at a possible good outcome.
A Profile of Barry Goldwater
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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.
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.
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.
Florida: Resources for Floridian Conservatives
A general information resource guide for conservatives in Florida.
National Sales Tax: A Conservative Alternative...
A look at a national sales tax, a possible alternative to the income tax.
A Biography of US President Ronald Wilson...
A profile of conservative icon and 40th US President Ronald Wilson Reagan
Dates for the 2016 Republican Primary Debates...
The 2016 Republican Presidential Primary Debate schedule will kick off two months later than it did in 2016 and feature fewer debates overall.
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.
Why Conservatives are Skeptical of Man-Made...
A look into the reasons conservatives remain skeptical about global warming.
A Profile of Indiana Congressman Mike Pence
A closer look at Indiana Congressman and House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence.
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. Page 2.
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.

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