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  1. -01 Fact or Falsehood? (FactCheck.org - Annenberg Public Policy Center)
      In an attempt to discredit political opponents, political candidates have, on occasion, distorted the facts. The Annenberg Public Policy Center checks allegations to determine if the facts are presented truthfully. Provides links to original sources of information when "debunking" a statement.

      The site quotes Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan: "Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts." 09-10

  2. -01 Fact or Falsehood? (Politifact.com)
      In an attempt to discredit political opponents, political candidates have, on occasion, distorted the facts. Provides facts to back up its ratings of statements by candidates on a "Truth-O-Meter." The statements of candidates, including ads, can go from True to "Pants on Fire." 09-10

  3. -02-03-06 Republicans Campaign Against "Borrow-and-Spend" Republicans (Bloomberg.com)
      "Richard Tarrant's campaign Web site flashes a running tally of the national debt as a protest, he says, of the ``borrow-and-spend Republicans'' in Washington."

      "Tarrant is a Republican. He's also a candidate for Vermont's open U.S. Senate seat and among a group of party insurgents who want Republicans to reconcile their stated philosophy of fiscal restraint with the spending binge they've led over the past five years. The debt ticker is at $8.199 trillion and counting." 02-06

  4. -09-04-08 Editorial: Palin Becomes the New Star of the Republican Party (U.S. News)
      "Any question that Sarah Palin has become the most unexpected new star of the Republican Party in decades evaporated in the deafening cheers that greeted the Alaska governor who last week was largely unknown, and tonight became just the second woman ever nominated to a national party ticket as vice president." 09-08

  5. -09-04-08 Editorial: Palin's Breakout Night (Time.com)
      "You practically expected Sarah Palin to wear a cape when she landed center stage Wednesday night. She was like a one woman Fantastic Four, her faults invisible to the faithful, her strength deployed to close a 20 point white voter gender gap in key swing states, her blazing novelty enough to ignite the hall, and her biography so elastic that everyone from the gun owners to the PTA moms to the Pentecostals to the first timers felt warm in the embrace."

      "A campaign is partly a battle over images, and all candidates are greedy — they want to define not only their own image but also their opponents'. The acceptance speech is the only time anyone gets a clear shot at both. Palin hit her targets like a sharpshooter." 09-08

  6. -09-14-07 Most Popular Conservative Journalists (US News)
      "If you're a George Will fan, and it seems that most of us are, then this won't be a surprise. Media Matters, the progressive media watchdog, finds that he's the king of newspaper columnists. In its list of the top 100 columnists, he leads with his column published in 368 papers with a total circulation of 26,178,378. But you'd be wrong if you guessed David Broder, Ellen Goodman, or Cal Thomas as the second-most-circulated columnist." 09-07

  7. -12-09-09 Sarah Palin's "Going Rogue" (USAToday.com)
      "Everyone should be unsuccessful so successfully: From a losing vice presidential candidacy, Sarah Palin has bounced back as a best-selling author with plans to be a major player in next year's elections." 12-09

  8. -Cal Thomas, Conservative Syndicated Columnist (CalThomas.com)
      "Cal Thomas is a conservative American syndicated columnist and author syndicated in over 550 newspapers and is heard on over 300 radio stations." 09-07

  9. -David Brooks, Conservative Syndicated Columnist (Washington Post)
      Krauthammer is one of the most popular conservative syndicated columnists in the United States. 09-07

  10. -Kathleen Parker's Column Conservative Journalists (Orlando Sentinel)
      Kathleen Parker is one of the most popular conservative journalists in the United States. 09-07

  11. -Morton Kondracke, Conservative Syndicated Columnist (Wikipedia.org)
      "Morton M. Kondracke (born April 28, 1939) is an American political commentator and journalist. He currently serves as executive editor and columnist for the independent Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call. He is also co-host of The Beltway Boys on Fox News Channel and a regular nightly contributor on Special Report with Brit Hume." 09-07

  12. American Conservative Union (Conservative.org)
      Provides news from a conservative view.

  13. Conservative Views on Politics (RedState.org)
      Provides conservative views.

Papers
  1. -Editorial: Beck's Conspiracy Claims (Time.com)
      "Glenn Beck's conspiracy theories are no less bizarre and inflammatory than those of LaRouche, but his nightly audience numbers in the millions. Earlier this year, Americans voted Beck their second favorite television personality after Oprah Winfrey." 11-10

  2. -Editorial: Death of Habeas Corpus (MSNBC News - Keith Olbermann)
      Congress passed a law that now allows the President, on his own, to decide who is an enemy. This law is a clear violation of basic rights according to legal scholars, such as Senator Arlen Specter, Chairman of the Judicial Committee of Congress.

      Keith Olbermann notes, "The reality is without habeas corpus, a lot of other rights lose their meaning. But if you look at the actual Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments of that pesky Constitution, you’ll see just how many remain for your protection."

      "So as you can see, even without habeas corpus, at least one tenth of the Bill of Rights, I guess that’s the Bill of Right, now—remains virtually intact. No. 3 is still safe."

      "We can rest easy knowing that we will never, ever have to quarter soldiers in our homes as long as the third amendment still stands strong." 10-06

  3. -Editorial: Lou Dobbs: Our "Leaders" Are "Out of Touch" (CNN News)
      "Never before in our country's history have both the president and Congress been so out of touch with most Americans. Never before have so few of our elected officials and corporate leaders been less willing to commit to the national interest. And never before has our nation's largest constituent group -- some 200 million middle-class Americans -- been without representation in our nation's capital." 05-06

  4. -Editorial: Reality-Based Conservatism Is Needed (Time.com)
      "We need conservative ideas to modernize the U.S. economy and reform American government. But what we have instead are policies that don't reform but just cut and starve government — a strategy that pays little attention to history or best practices from around the world and is based instead on a theory." 06-11

  5. -Editorial: Why the Democrats Can't Govern (The New Republic)
      "The last Democrat who held the White House, Bill Clinton, saw the core of his domestic agenda come to ruin, his political support collapse, and his failure spawn a massive Republican resurgence that made progressive reform impossible for a decade to come. The Democrat who last held the White House before that, Jimmy Carter, saw the exact same thing happen to him." 04-09

  6. -Poll: The Tea Party (CBS News)
      "They're white. They're older. And they're angry."

      "Sixty-three percent say they get the majority of their political and current events news on television from the Fox News Channel, compared to 23 percent of Americans overall." 04-10

  7. -Predicting Your Politics (Science.Time.com)
      Time Magazine asserts: "In the following interactive, we put together 12 questions that have a statistical correlation to a person’s political leanings, even if the questions themselves are seemingly apolitical. At the end of this (completely anonymous) quiz, we’ll use your responses to guess your politics." 01-14

  8. American Enterprise Institute (ConservativeUSA.org)
      Provides a conservative view of government. 6-03

  9. Bush - Inaugural Speech, 2001 (PBS)
      Provides President George W. Bush's inauguration speech. 1-01

  10. Compassionate Conservativism Defined (PBS.org - Moyers)
      President George W. Bush defines compassionate conservativism as follows: " 'I call my philosophy and approach compassionate conservatism. It is compassionate to actively help our fellow citizens in need. It is conservative to insist on responsibility and results. And with this hopeful approach, we will make a real difference in people's lives.' " 11-04

  11. Conservative Victories in U.S. Senate in 2003 (TraditionalValues.org)
      Lists victories of conservative senators in 2003 legislation. 12-03

  12. Conservative Views of Government and Law (Federalist Society)
      Provides conservative legal opinions, news, and essays from a conservative view of government and law. 5-02

  13. Conservative Views of National Politics (FoxNews.com)
      Promotes conservative and Republican views of national issues. 9-04

  14. Coulter, Ann (AnnCoulter.org)
      "Ann Hart Coulter (born December 8, 1961 in New York City) is a prominent American syndicated columnist, bestselling author, and television pundit. Her conservative commentary has earned her a reputation for strong criticism of social and political liberalism. Her speaking and writing style is provocative and aggressive, with heavy use of sarcasm." 9-05

  15. Coulter, Ann (AnnCoulter.org)
      Provides a professional profile of the conservative commentator and author. 9-05

  16. Eagle Forum (EagleForum.org)
      Provides a conservative view of government. 6-03

  17. Editorial: Republicans Look for a Winning Hand (MSNBC News)
      "The possibility of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton as president was bad enough. Even worse is the absence of a Republican candidate to rally around."

      "The movement's leaders 'are all pretty much agreed that there is no clear conservative choice,' said the game's host, David A. Keene, chairman of the American Conservative Union. 'Or even an unclear conservative choice.' " 03-07

  18. Family Research Council (FRC.org)
      Provides a conservative view of government. 6-03

  19. Heritage Foundation - Townhall (Townhall.com)
      Provides a conservative view of government. 6-03

  20. Hoover Institution (Hoover.org)
      Provides a conservative view of government. 6-03

  21. Lodge, Henry Cabot (FirstWorldWar.com)
      Provides a short political biography of President Woodrow Wilson's greatest adversary and the person who blocked U.S. membership in the League of Nations, the precursor to the United Nations. Lodge was a Republican conservative." 3-04

  22. National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA.org)
      Provides a conservative view of government. 6-03

  23. Norquist, Grover (Christian Science Monitor)
      "Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, is a major force in Washington conservative circles."

      "Since 1993, he has hosted weekly meetings of conservative activists in the nation's capital which Wall Street Journal columnist John Fund has called the Grand Central Station of the conservative movement. More than 100 leaders of what Norquist refers to as 'the center-right coalition' attend the sessions." 11-05

  24. Norquist, Grover - The Next Four Years (PBS.org - Moyers)
      "Officially, Grover Norquist heads an organization called Americans for Tax Reform where for almost 20 years now he has crusaded for lower taxes and less government. Unofficially, he's been the linchpin in Washington for the conservative revolution that now controls the government. His weekly meetings of activists became the politburo of strategy where all stripes of conservatives bear their differences in order to join forces against in Democrats. From the Christian coalition to log cabin Republicans to the National Rifle Association on whose board he sits, this Harvard graduate keeps the troops on mission. His success prompted Senator Hillary Clinton to muse aloud, if only Democrats had a Grover Norquist." 11-04

  25. Plan for Victory in Iraq (USConservatives.About.com)
      Provides President George W. Bush's plan for victory in Iraq, made public in 2003. He defines victory in three stages:

      "Short term, Iraq is making steady progress in fighting terrorists, meeting political milestones, building democratic institutions, and standing up security forces."

      "Medium term, Iraq is in the lead defeating terrorists and providing its own security, with a fully constitutional government in place, and on its way to achieving its economic potential."

      "Longer term, Iraq is peaceful, united, stable, and secure, well integrated into the international community, and a full partner in the global war on terrorism." 12-05

  26. Political Commentary From the Right (Uexpress.com - On the Right)
      Provides articles from political conservatives on key issues related to the role of government. 6-02

  27. Political Position - Assess Your Political Position (PoliticalCompass.org)
      Provides questions to position you on a political graph, ranging from "left wing" to "right wing" and "authoritarian" to "libertarian." Also positions prominent British politicians on the chart. 7-01

  28. Republican National Committee (RNC.org)
      Provides a Republican view of government. 6-03

  29. Short History of the "Christian Right" (NOW with Bill Moyers)
      Provides a short history of the organized involvement of Christian conservatives in politics and public policy, mostly from 1988. 12-03

  30. The Conservative Caucus (ConservativeUSA.org)
      Provides a conservative view of government. 6-03

  31. Traditional Values Coalition (TraditionalValues.org)
      Provides a conservative view of government. 6-03

  32. Traditional Values Defined (CWFA.org)
      Concerned Women for America provides its definition of traditional values. 12-03

Projects
  1. Conservative Political Activism (Grassfire.org)
      Provides petitions and other activism for conservative causes. 06-07

  2. Writing to the Media - Contacts (Congress.org)
      Provides information for writing letters to the editors and other media campaigns. 7-05

       
       


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