The Top 10 Conservative Columnists and My Personal Favorite Is…

With so many great conservative columnists and writers in the world today, it can be hard to know who to read. This list offers a mix of writers with different writing styles ranging from the serious to the humorous. Each of the columnists here write on a number of issues important to conservatives including economics and the free market, foreign policy, American politics, and current events.
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Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson, a military historian, is one of the most prolific conservative writers today, often churning out multiple columns per week. His writings tend to focus on international themes, modern warfare, and the Obama presidency. Style Sampling: “ It is not that we need social networking and Internet searches more than food and fuel, but rather that we have the impression that cool zillionaires in flipflops are good while uncool ones in wingtips are quite bad.”

Regular listeners of the Rush Limbaugh radio show will be familiar with Mark Steyn, a regular fill in host for the country’s most listened to talk show. A Canadian citizen who resides in the US, Steyn regularly opines on American exceptionalism, European statism, jihadism, and the Obama administration. Steyn also employs a unique writing style that makes his columns both informative and entertaining.

Michelle Malkin

One of the most successful new media entrepreneurs, Malkin pens a regular column that focuses on corruption within government, cronyism, illegal immigration, and general left-wing malfeasance. In 2012, she started, which also made the list of top conservative and tea party websites for 2012. Malkin also serves as a leading voice against the establishment within the Republican Party and enthusiastically promotes tea party candidates to battle entrenched moderate incumbents.

Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell is an American economist, professor, and widely-read political thinker. His writings focus on economics, racial politics, and education, often intertwining the three subjects. Sowell is also a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, a Stanford University based conservative-libertarian think-tank focusing on free markets and personal freedom. Style Excerpt: “People who lack the skills to take on more prestigious jobs can either remain idle and live as parasites on others or take the jobs for which they are currently qualified, and then move up the ladder as they acquire more experience.”

Charles Krauthammer

Fox News staple and Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer offers some of the most analytical and insightful writings on politics. He regularly opines on the motives and political calculations of politicians and candidates, and whether or not their strategy will work. Krauthammer offers a contrast to many on this list by sticking mainly to a fact-based style of writing that is generally not combative with opposing ideologies.

Walter E. Williams

Dr. Walter E. Williams is an economics professor at George Mason University and, not surprisingly, focuses his writings on economic liberty. He also writes heavily on issues related to race and the liberal policies that continue to have negative effects on black communities. In his economic pieces, Williams succinctly breaks down complicated economic positions into an easy-to-read format.

Ann Coulter

Though regularly dismissed as a rhetorical flamethrower and troublemaker, Ann Coulter delivers a weekly column that is one part substance and one part sarcastic delight. Her column typically covers the hottest topic of the week, no matter the subject, always with the goal of tweaking liberal ideology. Sure, Coulter’s columns and writing style might not be for everyone, but to you folks we say: lighten up. Have a little fun while getting a few facts you probably haven’t heard yet.

John Stossel

John Stossel is probably the most high-profile libertarian-conservative in media today. He is a fierce advocate of economic and personal freedom and focuses on the absurdities and abuses of big government. Stossel is a former co-anchor of 20/20 and has his own self-titled show on Fox Business Network.

Jonah Goldberg is the founding editor of National Review Online, one of our top conservative website reads. He writes on contemporary political themes and focuses on politics and elections, often writing with a humorous tilt. A style sampling to expect: “Watching Bill Clinton act as Barack Obama’s “No. 1 surrogate”… is as exquisitely painful as watching a runaway monkey with a paintball gun at a museum.”
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John Hawkins

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 Democrats promised the American people that Obamacare would be the most fantastic thing in American history. It would be like the Louisiana Purchase combined with the moonwalk and the invention of the Internet — except much, much better.

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They said that if you like your plan, you can keep it. They said if you like your doctor, you can keep him. They said it would lead to a 2500 dollar cut in the cost on insurance. They said it would make medical care better, cover everyone, and generally improve our health care system in every way with no negative consequences.

Republicans said none of this was so and uniformly opposed the law.

In the end, Democrats passed the law over the objections of the American people who opposed it and without a single Republican vote.

Now finally, the law is starting to go into effect and it turns out the Republicans were right about everything. In fact, the only disaster the GOP didn’t predict before the law passed was how bad the website would be and that was apparently a case of Republicans giving Obama more credit than he deserved for basic competency.

Because Obamacare has been such a complete and utter debacle that can be laid entirely at the feet of the Democrats, the Left is taking a huge beating. Rather than just admitting the truth, which is that Republicans were right and they were wrong, they’re predictably trying to shift the blame.

Why, the problems with Obamacare are actually the fault of Republicans because the GOP is “sabotaging” the law. Why won’t those mean old conservatives work with them to “fix” the law. Where’s that bipartisan spirit?

That’s not going to happen and there are a lot of ways to explain why, but the simplest way is with an analogy.

To Republicans, Obamacare is a little like going to a crack house to get high. There is simply no scenario imaginable where it’s a good idea. Sure, Republicans could drive the Democrats to the crack house, watch their backs, look out for the cops, and call an ambulance if they have a heart attack, but it makes more sense to just steer clear of the crack house. So, yes, the Republican Party could work with the Democrats to try to mitigate some of the many, many flaws in the law that Obama lied about when he was selling the law, but Obamacare will still be fundamentally unworkable when all is said and done.

The best thing for America is not to “fix” the law; it’s to repeal it and replace it with more free market-based solutions like selling insurance across state lines, tort reform, tax credits to individuals instead of businesses, high risk pools, and health care savings accounts. Anything short of that is just putting lipstick on a pig when we should be making it into bacon.

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