Ten or twenty years from now, when we look back at 2016, we will remember it as the year of the crazy, insane Presidential Race in the United States. It’s been quite a ride so far – the Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton contest has certainly shaken up the whole world.
At GeekersMagazine.com, we have no horse in this race and can afford to be objective because of our neutrality. But we have been following this race closely, and we thought it would be great to give our readers a list of the top 10 US political blogs in 2016 to follow.
We have listed the top 5 conservative blogs as well as the top 5 liberal blogs, based on their popularity, quality and influence. So, you have a plenty of choice here, regardless of your political persuasion. It doesn’t matter whether you support Trump or Clinton; just follow the blogs listed here. You will be educated, entertained and, possibly, driven to action.
Top 10 US Political Blogs in 2016…
Top 5 Liberal Blogs 2016
#1: Vox: Vox is a popular liberal blog run by former Washington Post journalist, Ezra Klein. It features a number of popular personalities such as the author Matt Yglesias. The blog claims to be neutral, but has largely liberal sensibilities. It has some of the best content on public policy and economics that you will find online.
#2: Politico: Politico, like Vox, claims to be a neutral blog, but is largely liberal. This doesn’t take away from the fact that it is a must read for all serious students of politics, regardless of their persuasion. Politico has some of the best (former) print journalists writing for it. You can expect every trending political issue to be discussed in-depth here.
#3: Daily Kos: Daily Kos, a brainchild of blogger Markos Moulitsas, is one of the oldest political blogs on the Web and it is unashamedly liberal. It gets about 25 million hits a month and has thousands of readers commenting every day. Expect a lot of heated discussions here.
#4: Moveon.org: Moveon.org is a popular Democratic blog that focuses on grassroots political activism. While you will certainly enjoy reading the blog posts here, don’t expect any objectivity. The bloggers at Moveon.org are very opinionated and not afraid to reveal their biases.
#5: Talking Points Memo: TalkingPointsMemo.com is a very smart liberal blog that believes in analyzing each issue methodically and objectively rather than shouting from the rooftops. This blog has been ahead of the mainstream media on a number of occasions, such as when it reported on a US Justice Department scandal in which Assistant US Attorneys were fired for entirely political reasons.
Top 5 Conservative Blogs in 2016
#1: Hot Air: HotAir.com is a famously cynical conservative blog which features commentary from celebrated bloggers Allahpundit and Ed Morrissey. HotAir.com celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and it’s fair to say the folks here have been conflicted about supporting Republican nominee Donald Trump, who they don’t consider conservative enough for their taste.
#2: Hugh Hewitt: Hugh Hewitt is a major voice in Conservative circles. He is an academic, a prominent lawyer and a nationally syndicated radio show host. He has served in the Reagan Administration and is a leading political commentator in the US. His opinions are always worth a read.
#3: Michelle Malkin: Michelle Malkin has a very aggressive, in-your-face way of blogging that has certainly found many takers. She is a leading conservative blogger. Her blog posts are intense, powerfully written and get to the core of the matter in no time at all. She is one of the leaders of the conservative movement.
#4: Red State: Red State was supposed to be the voice of the Republican Party, but in this crazy election, Editor-in-Chief Erick Erickson has decided to part ways with the GOP because of his opposition to the Republican nominee, Donald Trump. It still retains a plenty of support and serves as the voice of disgruntled Republicans frustrated by how events have turned out in 2016.
#5: Powerlineblog.com: Powerlineblog.com is a hugely popular conservative blog run by a team of distinguished lawyers and academics – John H. Hinderaker, Scott W. Johnson, Paul Mirengoff and Steven Hayward. If you are looking for a passionate and incisive commentary on US politics, this is the place to be.
Raghav Hegde, Bangalore
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