The Top 125 Political Websites On The Net Version 5.0


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) No newspapers or pages run by the networks were included because of the large amount of traffic they drew from non-political sources. 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) Last but not least, Alexa sometimes cannot distinguish between the main page and secondary page of a website. That means pages hosted at: Blog*spotand other services where a blog is simply given a sub-domain could not be included. Because of that, a small number of pages that would have otherwise been ranked, were not included.

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.

1): CNN:: 26
2): Fox News:: 248
3): The Drudge Report:: 329
4): Reuters:: 486
5): MSNBC:: 787
6): Associated Press:: 1,236
7): Salon:: 1,250
8): Newsmax:: 1,315
9): Financial Times:: 1,389
10): Free Republic:: 1,510

11): World Net Daily:: 1,799
12): Time:: 1,918
13): The Economist:: 2,287
14): Real Clear Politics:: 2,361
15): National Review:: 2,754
16): Lew Rockwell:: 3,100
17): John Kerry For President:: 3,140
18): IndyMedia:: 3,272
19): TownHall:: 3,410
20): The Christian Science Monitor:: 3,869

21): Michael Moore:: 3,976
22): Daily Kos:: 4,066
23): The Rush Limbaugh Show:: 4,073
24): U.S. News and World Report:: 4,276
25): Opinion Journal:: 4,341
26): Common Dreams:: 4,445
27): Antiwar.com:: 4,516
28): Bush Cheney ’04:: 4,548
29): The Democratic Underground:: 4,674
30): The Village Voice:: 6,422

31): Front Page Magazine:: 8,061
32): Air America Radio:: 8,067
33): Instapundit:: 8,242
34): The Weekly Standard:: 8,450
35): AlterNet:: 8,522
36): Little Green Footballs:: 10,015
37): Buzzflash:: 10,068
38): The Nation:: 10,121
39): Lucianne:: 10,191
40): Wonkette:: 10,285

41): Power Line:: 10,514
42): Periodicals of the Ludwig von Mises Institute:: 10,578
43): Democratic National Committee:: 10,703
44): Counterpunch:: 10,752
45): Talking Points Memo:: 10,808
46): Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Dish:: 10,858
47): Sean Hannity:: 10,959
48): New Yorker:: 12,282
49): What Really Happened:: 12,454
50): C-Span:: 13,627

 

51): Neal Boortz:: 14,241
52): Move On:: 14,453
53): The New Republic:: 14,803
54): Poynter Online:: 14,837
55): Reason:: 14,996
56): Zmag:: 15,006
57): Ann Coulter:: 15,883
58): Cybercast News Service:: 15,973
59): Arts And Letters Daily:: 16,699
60): Bill O’Reilly:: 16,703

61): Washington Monthly:: 16,770
62): Jewish World Review:: 16,798
63): Media Matters:: 18,487
64): The Cato Journal:: 19,041
65): World Socialist Website:: 19,390
66): Mother Jones:: 19,393
67): James Lileks:: 20,654
68): Tech Central Station:: 21,446
69): The Heritage Foundation:: 22,264
70): Hugh Hewitt:: 22,321

71): The American Spectator:: 22,686
72): Human Events Online:: 23,332
73): The Atlantic Online:: 23,939
74): Glenn Beck:: 24,305
75): Wizbang:: 24,611
76): Libertarian Party :: 24,995
77): The American Prospect:: 25,082
78): Tom Paine:: 25,137
79): Republican National Committee:: 25,232
80): Open Secrets:: 25,308

81): Michelle Malkin:: 25,401
82): Informed Comment: 26,886
83): Vdare:: 27,140
84): Strike The Root:: 30,204
85): The Command Post:: 30,230
86): American Conservative:: 30,589
87): The Smirking Chimp:: 31,693
88): The Drudge Retort:: 34,702
89): Bartcop:: 35,660
90): MyDD:: 35,933

91): Polipundit:: 36,379
92): Foreign Policy:: 37,182
93): Sobran’s:: 37,341
94): Political Wire:: 37,442
95): Election Projection:: 37,525
96): Men’s News Daily:: 37,912
97): United Press International:: 38,052
98): The Hill:: 38,245
99): The Blue Lemur:: 38,612
100): The Raw Story:: 40,416

101): GOPUSA:: 40,943
102)Media Research Center:: 43,995
103): Buzz Machine:: 44,249
104): Israeli Insider:: 44,401
105): Etherzone:: 45,520
106): The Semi-Daily Journal of Economist Brad DeLong:: 46,093
107): Roger L. Simon:: 46,264
108): Captain’s Quarters:: 47,234
109): Arianna Online:: 47,697
110): Right Wing News:: 48,191

111): National Journal:: 48,262
112): The Volokh Conspiracy:: 48,276
113): Laura Ingraham:: 50,435
114): Talk Left:: 50,631
115): Scrappleface:: 50,671
116): Vote.com:: 53,698
117): Fairness And Accuracy In Reporting:: 54,089
118): Pandragon:: 56,123
119): Bush Watch:: 56,796
120): Democrats.com:: 57,771

121): Cox and Forkum:: 58,776
122): The Truth Laid Bear:: 60,086
123): Blackfive:: 62,504
124): Insight Magazine:: 63,849
125): The Progressive:: 64,496

(*** Previous versions of the most popular political websites on the net are listed here ***)

Top 100 Political Websites — January 2003
Top 125 Political Websites — October 2003
The Top 125 Political Websites On The Net Version 3.0 — May 2004
The Top 125 Political Websites On The Net Version 4.0 — September 2004

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