The Top 125 Political Websites On The Net Version 3.0


Once again, I’ve decided it’s time to rank the most popular political websites using: Alexa.com

Do keep in mind that…

1) While I think this is a fairly comprehensive list, I’m sure some pages were probably left out. That wasn’t intentional, it’s just something that is going to happen when you try to take on an undertaking as massive as this one.

2) For a variety of reasons, I did not include websites run by either the Republican or Democratic party, newspapers, or pages run by the networks. Also, it goes without saying that sometimes I had to make judgement calls about whether certain pages that don’t necessarily exclusively cover politics were going to make the list.

3) Alexa can’t properly read all the: Blog*spot: pages so they all receive the same rank. Because of that, none of them could be included.

4) Last but not least, Alexa sometimes cannot distinguish between the main page and secondary page of a website. For example, Alexa gives: Eric Alterman’s blog: the same ranking as: MSNBC: which meant I had to leave out a few blogs of interest that were hosted on much larger pages.

All 125 websites are listed with their Alexa rank following their link. So for example, a “1” would mean the page was the most popular website on the net. A “50,000” would mean the 50,000th most popular page on the net. With that being said, let’s go ahead and take a look at the rankings.

(***After you’re done, you may want to check previous editions of these rankings for comparison’s sake***)

Top 100 Political Websites — January 2003
The Top 50 Bloggers — June 2003
Top 125 Political Websites — October 2003
The Top 50 Bloggers — February 2004

 

 

Websites
Alexa Ranking
1) The Drudge Report 302
2) World Net Daily 975
3) Salon 1,125
4) Newsmax 1,138
5) Lew Rockwell 1,244
6) Free Republic 1,606
7) TownHall 1,709
8) Time 1,805
9) National Review 2,694
10) The Economist 2,801
11) Antiwar.com 3,147
12) The Rush Limbaugh Show 3,240
13) John Kerry For President 3,308
14) The Christian Science Monitor 3,514
15) Periodicals of the Ludwig von Mises Institute 3,625
16) IndyMedia 3,627
17) Opinion Journal 3,677
18) Common Dreams 4,191
19) U.S. News & World Report: 4,533
20) Newsfilter 4,593
21) The Democratic Underground 5,098
22) The Village Voice 5,201
23) Bush Cheney ’04 5,631
24) Move On 5,766
25) Lucianne 5,995
26) Front Page Magazine 6,744
27) Howard Dean for America 7,736
28) The Atlantic Online 7,821
29) Daily Kos 7,823
30) Sean Hannity 8,376
31) The Weekly Standard 8,398
32) Counterpunch 8,875
33) The Nation 9,654
34) AlterNet 9,844
35) Reason 10,374
36) Air America Radio 10,731
37) Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Dish 10,739
38) Instapundit 10,839
39) Buzzflash 11,301
40) Jewish World Review 11,353
41) Neal Boortz 11,568
42) What Really Happened 11,750
43) Talking Points Memo 11,982
44) Michael Moore 12,760
45) The New Republic 13,000
46) The Cato Journal 14,412
47) Vdare 14,521
48) Cybercast News Service 14,618
49) Tech Central Station 15,013
50) New Yorker 15,550
51) The Hill 15,690
52) World Socialist Website 15,712
53) The Heritage Foundation 15,713
54) Real Clear Politics 15,768
55) Bill O’Reilly 16,038
56) Zmag 16,224
57) Poynter Online 16,307
58) Men’s News Daily 16,948
59) Arts And Letters Daily 17,610
60) Sobran’s 17,771
61) The American Spectator 18,809
62) Ann Coulter 19,380
63) James Lileks: 20,184
64) Mother Jones 20,222
65) Anti-State.com 20,320
66) Tom Paine 20,679
67) Little Green Footballs 20,725
68) Strike The Root 21,010
69) The American Enterprise Institute 22,208
70) Human Events Online 22,403
71) Wonkette 22,655
72) Insight Magazine 23,319
73) American Conservative 23,421
74) The American Prospect 23,449
75) The Smirking Chimp 23,892
76) Etherzone 23,924
77) Free-Market.Net 30,384
78) Political Wire 32,839
79) Politics 1 33,001
80) National Journal 33,851
81) Washington Monthly 35,388
82) The Drudge Retort 36,115
83) Media Research Center 37,934
84) Whiskey Bar 38,302
85) Bartcop 39,031
86) Informed Comment 40,350
87) The Semi-Daily Journal of Economist Brad DeLong 41,090
88) Right Wing News 43,562
89) Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting 44,162
90) Cursor 44,887
91) The Command Post 46,938
92) Bush Watch 47,255
93) The Volokh Conspiracy 47,436
94) Infoshop — Your Online Anarchist Community 49,394
95) Scrappleface 50,771
96) Democrats.com 50,792
97) Karen De Coster 52,450
98) Buzz Machine 52,983
99) This Modern World 53,689
100) The Progressive 55,696
101) Don Imus In The Morning 57,777
102) The USS Clueless 59,496
103) NumbersUSA 60,195
104) The Ayn Rand Institute 60,238
105) Hugh Hewitt 60,438
106) Roll Call 60,591
107) Accuracy In Media 60,634
108) Spleenville (Tim Blair, Sine Qua Non, & Twisted Spinster) 61,141
109) Intellectual Conservative 62,651
110) Oliver Willis 63,381
111) Open Democracy 64,970
112) Congressional Quarterly 65,756
113) ChronWatch 65,903
114) Matthew Yglesias 68,343
115) The Daily Howler 69,159
116) Capitol Hill Blue 71,315
117) Laura Ingraham 71,491
118) The Truth Laid Bear 71,541
119) Daniel Drezner 73,204
120) Maxspeak 74,086
121) Power Line 75,217
122) Steyn Online 75,961
123) Allah Is In The House 79,283
124) Dean’s World 79,547
125) Talk Left 81,855

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