Must See Sites

American Conservative

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The site’s name pretty much speaks for itself, focusing on issues that Americans need to be aware of in order to keep our country the world’s leader–morally, militarily, and economically.

American Thinker

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A daily updated website with articles and blog posts that focus on the state of American culture, national security, ethical pursuits of technology and medicine, and the security of the state of Israel.

Big Government

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Author and self-described “Reagan Conservative” Andrew Breitbart presents a continuously up dating blog raging from social and media issues to Wall Street.

City Journal

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The nation’s premier urban policy magazine, City Journal provides intelligent ideas for everything from school reform to policing.

Daily Caller

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Founded by Tucker Carlson, a 20-year veteran of print and broadcast media, and Neil Patel, former chief policy adviser to Vice President Cheney, The Daily Caller is a 24-hour news site providing original reporting from an experienced team of professional reporters, thought-provoking commentary and breaking news.

First Principles Journal

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Produced by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, this website offers intellectual perspectives on both current events and the foundational ideas of America and Western civilization.

Founders' Almanac

The Founders' Almanac

Produced by the Heritage Foundation, the Founders’ Almanac offers an extensive database of quotations from the Founding Fathers, searchable by topic. The site also includes a timeline of America’s founding and links to primary documents including the Declaration and Constitution.

Heritage Foundation Foundry Blog

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This site promotes Founding Father values by connecting principles to policies. For good explanations of current legislative battles, this is a good place to start.

National Affairs

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The successor-journal to Irving Kristol’s Public Interest, National Affairs “is a quarterly journal of essays about domestic policy, political economy, society, culture, and political thought. It aims to help Americans think a little more clearly about our public life, and rise a little more ably to the challenge of self-government.”

National Review Online

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Founded by William F. Buckley Jr., National Review contains a wealth of conservative commentary.

Real Clear Politics

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Every day, RealClear is a trustworthy place to find links to all of the must-read opinion pieces from both the left and right.


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RedState is one of the most popular blogs for those who believe in traditional Founding Father values.

The Public Discourse

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An online publication of the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, N.J., Public Discourse “seeks to enhance the public understanding of the moral foundations of free societies by making the scholarship of the fellows and affiliated scholars of the Institute available and accessible to a general audience.”

The University Bookman

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An online journal produced by the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal, the Bookman primarily focuses on books promoting a restoration of the key values of the Judeo-Christian culture and Western civilization.

Wall Street Journal Editorial Page

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It’s worth perusing the Journal’s editorials daily, and you often will come across op-eds from important political and business people here. James Taranto’s daily Best of the Web Today is worth keeping an eye on, as are Journal columnists Bill McGurn, Brett Stephens, and Mary Anastasia O’Grady.

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