Politics is big business. Politics affect us all, and those citizens who are able to participate in the political process via the ballot box have a vested interest in those who represent them in government. Entire cable television channels are dedicated to politics, and newspapers are full of all things political.
Like all things that affect us, politics made the easy transition to the world wide web, which is full of sites devoted to politics. Whether the website in question leans to the left or right, the popularity of such sites is massive. There are tens of thousands (or more) of such sites, but here are our favorites: the Top Ten Most Popular Best Political Websites 2017.
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Here we enlist the top 10 best Political websites for 2017
There was a time when Americans, as all citizens of the industrialized world got their news in print, on a daily basis. The Washington Times dubs itself as America’s Newspaper and has successfully made the transition from print to online content. With an eBizMBA rank of 1172 and 9.75 million estimated unique monthly visitors, Washingtontimes.com has an Alexa rank of 2503 and a global rank of 208.
Founded by Libertarian/Conservative Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel, The Daily Caller was founded in 2010 as a more politically conservative alternative outlet to sites such as The Huffington Post. With an eBzMBA rank of 1160, the online news and opinion website has ten million estimated unique monthly visitors, an Alexa rank of 2273 and a global rank of 962.
The late Andrew Breitbart founded the conservative news, opinion and commentary outlet in 2007, an unabashed right-wing, pro-Israel organ based in Los Angeles, California. In 2010, Breitbart told the Associated Press Breitbart.com was “committed to the destruction of the old media guard.” The website enjoys an eBizMBA rank of 1110, has 12.5 million estimated unique monthly visitors, an Alexa rank of 1323, and global rank of 897.
Hosted by gravely-voiced founder and online talk show host Alex Jones, Infowars.com has been a major web success, having more online followers than Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck combined, according to Rolling Stone. Jones, a self-described libertarian and paleoconservative, has been labeled by New York magazine as “America’s leading conspiracy theorist. Infowars.com has an eBizMBA rank of 972, 13 million estimated unique monthly visitors, an Alexa rank of 1313 and global rank of 471.
Liberal outlets have found success on the web as well, and this San Francisco-based progressive/liberal website was founded by David Talbot in 1995. Senior contributing writer Paul Farhi says the online magazine offers “provocative (if predictably liberal) political commentary and lots of sex”. Salon.com has an eBizMBA rank of 891, draws an estimated 14 million unique monthly visitors, has an Alexa rank of 1281 and a global rank of 1207.
From just outside the political epicenter of Washington, D.C., Politico was founded in 2007 by two former Washington Post journalists, John F. Harris and Jim VandeHei. Politico covers domestic and international news, and has a print circulation of 40,000 which is distributed for free. The heavyweight online news outlet boasts an eBizMBA rank of 870, has 15 million unique monthly visitors, an Alexa rank of 1565 and global rank of 801.
Founded by Christopher Ruddy in 1998, Newsmax.com is divided into four main sections: Newsmax, Newsmax Health, Newsmax Finance, and Newsmax World. Successfully monetizing its web presence, Ruddy reported the political website enjoys annual revenues of $25 million. Its eBizMBA rank is 687, along with 16 million estimated unique monthly visitors, an Alexa rank of 1711 and global rank of 212.
Perhaps no online political / news outlet has been more wildly successful than this news aggregate, run by a bare-bones staff of Matt Drudge and Charles Hurt. The Drudge Report came to online prominence with its breaking of the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal in 1996. The site’s eBizMBA rank is 354 with 21 million estimated unique monthly visitors, an Alexa rank of 433 and global rank of 501.
Founded in 2010 by conservative radio talk show host Glenn Beck, The Blaze, headquartered outside Dallas, Texas, is a conglomeration of website, radio and television political commentary. Beck calls theblaze.com an alternative to “mainstream media outlets.” With an eBizMBA rank of 297 and 25 million estimated unique monthly visitors, the website has an Alexa rank of 562 and global rank of 275.
The left-leaning news aggregation website was founded by Arianna Huffington and other associates in 2005 and covers politics, business, entertainment, environment, technology, popular media, lifestyle, culture, comedy, healthy living, women’s interests, and local news. HuffingtonPost has an eBizMBA rank of 40, 110 million estimated unique monthly visitors, an Alexa rank of 80 and global rank of 25. This website is the best politics website around the world in 2017.
With the incarnation of the world wide web, the way news consumers become informed has changed dramatically. The old days of newspapers and evening network news broadcasts has been largely supplanted by online news outlets, giving consumers far greater options for information and political commentary.