By : John Hawkins
Even though Right Wing News is an opinion site these days, I do still surf the web for news and to find material to write about. Some websites I read for columnists, others I peruse to see what particular bloggers have to say, but when I’m looking for news, here are the websites I check out in order.
15) Twitchy: Michelle Malkin’s Twitter based news site.
14) Doug Ross: Larwyn’s Linx is great.
13) Weasel Zippers: Not as much volume as other places, but quality work.
12) Free Republic: Better known for commenting than news, but still good.
11) Bad Blue: Outstanding Twitter based news
10) The Right Scoop: Videos, links, and heavily updated.
9) Daily Caller: The place to go for original conservative reporting.
8) Lucianne: Old reliable. When I have trouble finding something good, I go here.
7) Gateway Pundit: It’s unbelievable to me that any one person can be this on top of things.
6) Breitbart: The combined Breitbart collective is AMAZING for links and journalism.
5) Instapundit: Glenn Reynolds has been the best known linker in the blogosphere for more than a decade.
4) The Blaze: Beck’s news machine is already a must read.
3) Memorandum: What people are talking about right now on both sides of the blogosphere. (Not conservative per se, but still good)
2) Hot Air: Frequently updated headlines, plus the latest news stories.
1) The Drudge Report: Whatever Drudge links becomes what everyone is talking about.
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15) WND: There’s some good stuff in there if you weed through enough “kooky.”
14) Jewish World Review: Still out there and kicking.
13) The American Spectator: It has a solid core of excellent columnists.
12) The New York Post Surpringly willing to go outside of the conventional MSM box.
11) Human Events: Reportedly, it’s getting out of the conservative mag biz.
10) City Journal: Great material, but slower to publish than the others on the list.
9) The Daily Caller: More a news site, but still good columns.
8) The Washington Examiner: Nice work for a paper.
7) The American Thinker: Solid with a lot of new content.
6) The Wall Street Journal: A little too establishment-conservative friendly, but the WSJ still runs some quality work.
5) PJ Media: Up and coming.
4) National Review: Generally high quality columns.
3) FrontPage Magazine: A little radical Islam centered, but still good.
2) RealClearPolitics: There’s a heavy chaff to wheat ratio, but there are quality columns up every day.
1) Townhall: Easily the best. Nothing else comes close.