The Top 150 Conservative Websites, April 2014

Here are the latest standings of conservative news and opinion sites, which are ordered using their Alexa traffic rankings. Yes, some of these are center-right, libertarian, or more middle-of-the-road sites, but they are included because they do publish center-right opinion pieces on a regular basis.


Rank Website Traffic Rank
1 foxnews.com 161
2 wsj.com 213
3 telegraph.co.uk 223
4 drudgereport.com 435
5 theblaze.com 568
6 nypost.com 891
7 thedailybeast.com 1079
8 breitbart.com 1339
9 zerohedge.com 1420
10 newsmax.com 1742
11 wnd.com 2070
12 ijreview.com 2157
13 dailycaller.com 2265
14 washingtontimes.com 2501
15 nationalreview.com 3659
16 realclearpolitics.com 4340
17 townhall.com 5097
18 thehill.com 5177
19 freerepublic.com 5372
20 cnsnews.com 5468
21 pajamasmedia.com 5613
22 pjmedia.com 5613
23 investors.com 5726
24 hotair.com 5810
25 twitchy.com 5868
26 washingtonexaminer.com 6086
27 weeklystandard.com 6231
28 foxnewsinsider.com 6969
29 newsbusters.org 7200
30 timesofisrael.com 7335
31 heritage.org 8003
32 reason.com 8618
33 wattsupwiththat.com 9425
34 freebeacon.com 9592
35 americanthinker.com 11166
36 rushlimbaugh.com 11492
37 westernjournalism.com 11767
38 debka.com 11942
39 bizpacreview.com 16398
40 freedomoutpost.com 16466
41 lifenews.com 16708
42 tpnn.com 17582
43 lucianne.com 20946
44 thegatewaypundit.com 21053
45 redstate.com 21066
46 powerlineblog.com 21843
47 spectator.co.uk 21879
48 weaselzippers.us 22800
49 therightscoop.com 23026
50 canadafreepress.com 23836
51 rightwingnews.com 23948
52 thenewamerican.com 25342
53 mises.org 29735
54 fas.org 31832
55 badblue.com 32894
56 macleans.ca 33738
57 ace.mu.nu,mypetjawa.mu.nu,rhymeswithright.mu.nu 34765
58 humanevents.com 35822
59 rare.us 37840
60 takimag.com 39876
61 spectator.org 41000
62 creators.com 42290
63 theminorityreportblog.com 44528
64 rasmussenreports.com 45888
65 watchdog.org 46264
66 memeorandum.com 46990
67 anncoulter.com 47131
68 globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com 48592
69 market-ticker.org 48915
70 legalinsurrection.com 49093
71 michellemalkin.com 50111
72 jihadwatch.org 51856
73 steynonline.com 52027
74 freedomworks.org 54686
75 commentarymagazine.com 55181
76 shoebat.com 58442
77 patriotupdate.com 59624
78 algemeiner.com 61514
79 atr.org 65886
80 defensetech.org 67142
81 firstthings.com 70777
82 the-american-interest.com 71812
83 daybydaycartoon.com 72890
84 borderlandbeat.com 74446
85 theothermccain.com 74706
86 strategypage.com 75443
87 mrc.org 76296
88 climateaudit.org 77543
89 althouse.blogspot.com 82225
90 realclearmarkets.com 82749
91 iowntheworld.com 84403
92 danielpipes.org 85285
93 linkiest.com 87889
94 hannity.com 88943
95 city-journal.org 95402
96 liberallogic101.com 96774
97 ricochet.com 96929
98 marklevinshow.com 97523
99 whitehousedossier.com 100946
100 blurbrain.com 109917
101 lonelyconservative.com 110165
102 directorblue.blogspot.com 110887
103 aei.org 112397
104 tenthamendmentcenter.com 115931
105 datechguyblog.com 119954
106 politicker.com 126005
107 redalertpolitics.com 126262
108 gatesofvienna.net 127066
109 israelhayom.com 129345
110 gatestoneinstitute.org 130470
111 judicialwatch.org 131568
112 politicaloutcast.com 136835
113 numbersusa.com 137692
114 thepeoplescube.com 140953
115 volokh.com 142848
116 libertynews.com 147955
117 moonbattery.com 152044
118 angrywhitedude.com 160736
119 hughhewitt.com 161076
120 westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com 161848
121 american.com 164045
122 maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com 164932
123 aim.org 170038
124 thisainthell.us 175844
125 americandigest.org 176366
126 independentsentinel.com 183433
127 sayanythingblog.com 186722
128 thecommentator.com 193012
129 smalldeadanimals.com 201212
130 sultanknish.blogspot.com 205679
131 lignet.com 211447
132 watchdogwire.com 213486
133 pjtv.com 218574
134 wizbangblog.com 219587
135 cis.org 221742
136 varight.com 224598
137 creepingsharia.wordpress.com 226367
138 eagnews.org 227669
139 jammiewf.com 231750
140 floppingaces.net 235462
141 cowboybyte.com 236558
142 hopenchangecartoons.blogspot.com 243734
143 victorygirlsblog.com 246241
144 americanpowerblog.blogspot.com 246554
145 tammybruce.com 247310
146 memri.org 254476
147 fireandreamitchell.com 256253
148 conservativeintel.com 256785
149 conservativehideout.com 261966
150 israelmatzav.blogspot.com 262910
151 camera.org 264164
152 blackfive.net 269635
153 conservatives4palin.com 271530
154 maggiesnotebook.com 272826
155 israpundit.com 283085
156 the-american-journal.com 285589
157 patterico.com 286539
158 reaganiterepublicanresistance.blogspot.com 291745
159 gaypatriot.net 306126
160 collegeinsurrection.com 313149
161 winteryknight.wordpress.com 315823
162 dougpowers.com 319606
163 netrightdaily.com 321728
164 trevorloudon.com 325798
165 reagancoalition.com 331715
166 cafehayek.com 350294
167 thepiratescove.us 355895
168 justoneminute.typepad.com 357883
169 dailypundit.com 359235
170 ihatethemedia.com 359586
171 yidwithlid.blogspot.com 397710
172 allamericanblogger.com 409709
173 babalublog.com 414900
174 dennisprager.com 424076
175 capitalismmagazine.com 424088
176 michellesmirror.com 433014
177 riehlworldview.com 451127
178 hillbuzz.org 451441
179 fairus.org 455574
180 scaredmonkeys.com 455950
181 bookwormroom.com 461739
182 theobjectivestandard.com 466311
183 carolineglick.com 477211
184 investigativeproject.org 478679
185 freeenterprise.com 485805
186 newcriterion.com 487772
187 noisyroom.net 496805
188 economicnoise.com 505285
189 poorrichardsnews.com 527790
190 jenkuznicki.com 534263
191 conservativehq.com 545330
192 moelane.com 547638
193 formerspook.blogspot.com 555037
194 claremont.org 556327
195 blazingcatfur.blogspot.com 565154
196 publiusforum.com 568495
197 menrec.com 578297
198 newsrealblog.com 587308
199 curmudgeonlyskeptical.blogspot.com 591029
200 rightpundits.com 605215

Why does the “Top 150″ list have 200 entries? The same reason the Big Ten has, like, 48 teams.

Related:

The Top 150 Conservative Websites, November 2013.

The Top 150 Conservative Websites, June 2013.

The Top 150 Conservative Websites, Feburary 2013.

The Top 150 Conservative Websites, October 2012.

The Top 150 Conservative Websites, July 2012.

Doug Ross @ Journal

The worst April Fool’s Day prank in history

Guest post by Jim Quinn

It was so fitting that Obama sauntered into the Rose Garden on April Fools day to proclaim the wonderful success of Obamacare. We are the fools for allowing this fool and his fellow fools in Congress to further bankrupt our country with this disastrous, government-run clusterf***. He is a dangerous empty suit. The only thing that mattered to him and his sociopathic control freaks in the last two months was hitting an enrollment number that he could tout as success. Making sure there are enough doctors in the plan or ensuring excellent healthcare services once you get sick is not part of their agenda. And they certainly don’t worry about the 7.1 million people paying their premiums. That’s the insurance companies’ problem.

There is so much propaganda, spin, disinformation and outright lies circulating in the captured mainstream media that the dumbed down, distracted, disinterested American populace believe the sound bites from Obama and the talking heads on MSNBC and the rest of the Obama loving media. Isn’t it funny how early in the disastrous roll-out of this joke Sebelius and her band of HHS drones didn’t know how many people had enrolled for weeks after the end of a month, but yesterday Obama knew that exactly 7.1 million people had enrolled within hours of the final deadline?

You may have noticed the non-stop 30 second ads trying to convince iGadget addicted morons to sign up for Obamacare over the last three months, building to a crescendo in the last few weeks. Obama was desperate to get young people and his black constituency to sign up. Most of the commercials were black NBA superstars yapping about the wonders of Obamacare. These were surely targeted to white middle class people. Right? Guess how much the average 30 second commercial costs. How about $ 123,000. The government has admitted their advertising budget for the last three months was $ 52 million. My guess is they went over budget and probably spent $ 75 million of your tax dollars to convince millions to join a government program that will cost you trillions more of your tax dollars. The original July 2013 estimate from the government for the total advertising of this mess was $ 700 million. I’ll take the over in the final number. This is after spending $ 600 million on the wonderful glitch-free website.

Let’s assess the tremendous success the Savior was blustering about yesterday. He sold the plan to the American public back in 2009 with a number of promises:

It won’t add one dime to the deficit

Our teleprompter reader in chief told the American people his plan would not add one dime to the deficit. After it passed he told Congress it would cost $ 900 billion over ten years. Then the CBO actually ran the numbers and it jumped to $ 1.4 trillion. What’s a $ 500 billion error among friends? That almost perfect accuracy for the Federal government. Of course the Democratic politicians that passed this wonderful bill delayed all the bad stuff until 2014 and after, while front loading all the good stuff.

They delayed the major spending provisions in order to show only six years of spending under the plan in the original 10-year budget window (from FY2010-19) used by CBO at the time the law was enacted. Therefore, the original estimate concealed the fact that most of the law’s spending only doesn’t even begin until four years into the 10-year window. A Senate Budget Committee analysis (based on CBO estimates and growth rates) finds that that total spending under the law will amount to at least $ 2.6 trillion over a true 10-year period (from FY2014–23). That’s a lot of dimes added to the deficit. Does $ 2.6 trillion sound like budget neutral to you? Of course we’re doing it for the children.

It will cover the 46 million uninsured Americans

The Census Bureau number of 46 million includes 10 million illegal immigrants. I know Obama wants to cover them on our dime, but even he will have trouble with that one. A report from the Kaiser Foundation put the number of true uninsured at 28.6 million. The CBO numbers and the Obama administration storyline were built on the assumption that everyone signing up for Obamacare was previously uninsured. Studies by the McKinsey Group and Rand Corporation have concluded that only 30% of all enrollees into Obamacare were previously uninsured.

The vast majority are previously insured people, many of whom are getting a better deal on the exchanges because they either qualify for subsidies, or because they’re older individuals who benefit from the law’s massive rate increases for the young. I know Obama loving liberals don’t like math and wish that Common Core feel good math could be applied to the Obamacare clusterf*ck, but here are the facts:

  • Supposedly 7.1 million people have signed up for Obamacare.
  • Approximately 30% of these people were previously uninsured – totaling 2.1 million people. That is only 7.3% of the uninsured people in the country. What about the 26.5 million people still uninsured? Obama spent all this money on advertising and only convinced 7.3% of the uninsured to sign up????
  • The Obama administration seems to be uninterested in whether the people who have signed up for Obamacare have actually paid their premium. The McKinsey survey found that the proportion of those who had formally enrolled in coverage, by paying their first month’s premium, was considerably lower among the previously uninsured, relative to the previously insured. 86% of those who were previously insured who had “selected a marketplace plan” on the exchanges had paid, whereas only 53% of the previously uninsured had.
  • If you run the numbers, 5 million times 86% equals 4.3 million who have paid their premiums. Of the previously uninsured 2.1 million times 53% equals 1.1 million who have paid their premiums. Therefore, the true number of paying Obamacare enrollees is 5.4 million.

The skewed demographics implications will get worse over time, as the cost of plans continues to go up. In the McKinsey survey, of those who had decided not to sign up for Obamacare, the most common reason was the “affordability” of the offered plans. Indications from insurers like Aetna and WellPoint is that the premiums on the exchange will go up substantially next year. The demographic assumptions for the Obamacare enrollees are disastrous for the American taxpayer. It is skewed toward old sickly people, with very few young healthy people. The risk pool is how premiums are determined.

The LA Times painted the ominous picture for what will happen next year:

Long-term stability could be undermined if newly insured people do not pay their bills or if they drop coverage in coming months because they are unhappy about the high deductibles or narrow doctor and hospital networks some plans offer.Some people have had to pay higher premiums to replace old plans that did not comply with the law’s consumer standards.More ominously, some insurance industry officials are warning they may raise rates substantially next year. Major rate hikes could push out healthy consumers, undermining the law’s marketplaces and recharging political opposition.

Foolish conclusions

  • Obama and his Democratic minions (law passed without one Republican vote) have adjusted, delayed, and not enforced all the really bad stuff in this law until after the 2014 mid-term elections, with some really bad stuff delayed until after Hillary assumes power in 2016.
  • As usual the CBO estimate of $ 2.6 trillion will be off by 100% as the true cost will soar past $ 5 trillion. It will be the gift that keeps on giving, like Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, etc.
  • The risk pool will be so skewed towards older sicker Americans that premiums will skyrocket by 20% per year over the next few years, making many of the enrollees drop it altogether.
  • The millions who end up not paying their premiums to the insurance companies will be subsidized by the paying customers of the insurance companies because we are rich and need to help the poor. Obama will punish insurance companies that tell the truth about non-payment by the dregs.
  • The government has taken control of our healthcare system under the auspices of covering the millions of uninsured. The fact that 93% of the uninsured remain uninsured after the rollout reveals that this has been nothing but a socialistic power grab by Obama and the people who want to control every aspect of our lives.
  • The promised $ 2,500 annual savings in premiums for the average family seems unlikely to materialize as premiums for the average family have risen by 30% to 50% since 2009.
  • The if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor promise seems to be ringing hollow as millions have been forced out of their existing plans and now have much less choice of plan and doctor options.
  • The millions of math challenged drones who believed Obama and have focused solely on the monthly premiums evidently don’t understand that deductibles on the lowest level plan average $ 5,000 and go as high as $ 12,000 drive the true cost much higher. I hope they don’t get sick or injured.

I hope you enjoyed being Obama’s fool on April 1. They say a fool is born every minute. Obama and his minions are counting on it.

Read more at The Burning Platform

Doug Ross @ Journal

Breaking: North Korea warns foreign embassies to evacuate by April 10th. War coming, or is it another bluff?

"Western intelligence officials believe it is his desire to make his mark -- in the face of concerns about his inexperience -- that lies behind Kim Jong-un's seemingly unprovoked bellicosity towards America." (UK Daily Mail quote/AP photo)

NK leader Kim Jong Un. (AP photo)

>> Damascus Countdown tour in Florida this week

UPDATED: Is Kim Jung Un, the 30-year old despotic leader of North Korea, about to launch a nuclear war against the United States and South Korea? Experts keep saying “probably not,” that he is just trying to show the world he is tough, but what if they are wrong? What if the leaders in Pyongyang blunder into a war? Or what if they really believe they can wage such a war and somehow “win”?

The rhetoric is red hot. But the military moves are aggressive and preparatory for war. And now foreign embassies in Pyongyang are being encouraged by Un’s government to evacuate by April 10th. Could that suggest war is coming in five days? Or is it merely yet another in a history of high-profile bluffs?

On March 10, 2011, “Lt. Gen. Ronald Burgess, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, testified that North Korea ‘may now have several plutonium-based nuclear warheads that it can deliver by ballistic missiles and aircraft as well as unconventional means,” noted Bruce Klingner, former chief of the CIA’s Korea branch and now a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center. At the time, Klingner noted that “it is uncertain whether Lt. General Burgess’s statement is based on new intelligence reporting or a higher level of confidence that DIA has in the new analytic assessment. His remarks were disturbing because most experts to date have held that North Korea has not yet mastered the requirements to miniaturize any nuclear warhead sufficiently to put it on a missile.”

Two years and a third nuclear warhead test later, it appears North Korea may now have built and deployed short-range nuclear missiles.

Dr. David Albright, a leading expert on the North Korean nuclear weapons program and President of the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS), wrote on February 13th — just after Pyongyang’s third nuclear test — that “ISIS assesses that North Korea has the capability to mount a warhead on the Nodong missile” which has a range of about 800 miles. In other words, Albright and his fellow experts have concluded North Korea does have the ability to fire nuclear missiles that could potentially obliterate major cities in South Korea and Japan, though they cannot say with certainty that such nuclear warhead-tipped missiles have been deployed. At this point, ISIS has concluded that North Korea probably cannot launch a nuclear warhead on an ICBM yet, but that they are steadily approaching that goal.

“The United States would ‘not be surprised’ if North Korea launched a missile, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Friday,” reports CNN. “‘We have seen them launch missiles in the past and the United Nations Security Council has repeatedly condemned them as violations of the North’s obligations under numerous Security Council resolutions.’”

“North Korea has advised foreign diplomats to consider evacuating their embassies in Pyongyang in light of increasing tensions in the region, Russian and British diplomats said Friday,” reports the Washington Post. “Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, told reporters traveling with him in Uzbekistan on Friday afternoon that Moscow was seeking more details about the North Korean statement before making a decision about whether to evacuate.”

“The British Foreign Office said its embassy ‘received a communication from the North Korean government this morning saying that the North Korean government would be unable to guarantee the safety of embassies and international organizations in the country in the event of conflict from April 10,’” notes the Post. “The development comes at the end of a week of bellicose threats by the North Koreans against South Korea and the United States. South Korea’s Yonhap news agency, citing intelligence sources in South Korea, reported Friday that the North had moved intermediate-range rocket launchers to its eastern coast, putting Guam potentially within range of a strike, Reuters news service said.”

“Two things appear to be going on,” notes Dr. Kim Holmes, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, now a distinguished fellow at The Heritage Foundation, a highly-respected think tank in Washington, D.C. “First, the young Mr. Kim is trying to prove himself, not only to us, but possibly to his own people, by playing tough. Second, and more worrisome, the leadership may be emboldened by the belief that they’re very close to possessing a nuclear missile capable of reaching the United States. The situation is ripe for miscalculation. The new South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, whose mother was killed by a North Korean agent, has made it clear she will not roll over like other South Korean leaders. Moreover, there is a new U.S.-South Korean agreement that could result in the United States more forcefully backing the South militarily short of all-out war. Another North Korean attack could result in the U.S. forces joining South Korea in some form of military retaliation. Either way, we should not think this is a case of parties on the peninsula crying wolf. North Korea has shown time and time again it will strike with violence. It may well be on the verge of doing so again.”

>> Read DEAD HEAT — a 2008 political thriller about a North Korea preemptive nuclear strike against the U.S. 

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Joel C. Rosenberg’s Blog

Report: Over 250 Gold Robberies in Stockton Since April: Police Taken By Surprise

With the price of gold reaching all time highs as recently as this summer, it’s not just investors who are paying attention.

Predators who have nothing left to lose are as equally interested in the asset. It’s not only a portable store of value, but just about every American has some type of gold in their possession, be it a wedding ring or necklace.

In Stockton, California, where skyrocketing crime has left over 60 people dead this year, police and city officials are being overrun with reports of gold chain robberies. Since April there have been over 250 such armed robberies, culminating in the September death of a man who just happened to be taking a casual stroll through a local park.

As a result of rising crime in the city, residents are being more cautious, with many of them choosing to stay at home rather than risk being assaulted or murdered in a city that has seen its coffers bankrupted and its public workforce gutted.

Almost everyone walking the park knows the story of Armando Pina — even two months after the deadly broad-daylight gold chain robbery that ended his life, parkgoers said.

“It’s sad,” said Robert Alejandre, who now walks the park with his wife. “It just goes to show you you never know.”

“Fewer people seem to be walking,” said Jim Patterson, who continues to exercise at the park — but removes any jewelry first.

Pina — a 60-year-old cancer survivor, father and grandfather — was killed around 3 p.m. Sept. 17, as he walked along the park’s southern walkway, parallel to Picardy Drive.

Pina’s was the first murder in a boom of gold chain robberies in the troubled city.

Robbers have stolen approximately 250 chains since April — more than one every day.

Most of those robberies occur in broad daylight.

“It is an uphill battle,” said Sgt. Larry Parino of the Stockton Police Department.

Reported suspects are predominantly male (98 percent), of which 79 percent are black males ages 13-25, police said, and 9 percent Hispanic males 13-25. The majority of arrests were black males ages 13-25.

Most victims of the robberies are female (65 percent), and 44 percent of victims are age 50 or older, the data showed. The most common time of day for the crimes were between 12 and 5 p.m., though this only accounts for about a third of the crime.

Parino said robbers took even police by surprise initially.

Source: CBS Sacramento

Anything of value is up for grabs, especially in an economy on the brink of disaster.

In a related story also out of the Sacramento, CA area, businesses have been given permission to raise high voltage electric fencing around their grounds in an effort to prevent the theft of copper.

With food prices rising, jobs disappearing and government safety nets unable to offset the destruction of Americans’ wealth, even food has become a target. In Indianapolis, community gardens have seen a rise in thefts and vandalism, with thieves helping themselves to tomatoes, greens, potatoes and other produce.

As police find themselves undermanned and outgunned in gang war zones throughout America, criminals will continue to become more brash, targeting anyone who is suspected of being in possession of something of value.

If you are making an effort to protect your personal and financial interests through the acquisition of physical assets and other long-term survival investments, you must be prepared to defend them yourself. Local law enforcement officials simply do not have the resources available to protect everyone all the time.

So, the next time you make a trip to the mall or local park wearing your gold wedding ring or chain, be sure to have some lead on hand as well.

We’re now living in a world where some individuals are prepared to take your life for a $ 40 necklace.


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