Monday, January 16, 2012


Due to time constraints, I have decided to cease my weekly POLITICAL UPDATES. We had a good run, dating back to summer 2005. Unfortunately, I can't keep up the same schedule any longer. Readers can find good conservative articles by visiting the websites frequently linked to, and reading frequent authors such as Steve Sailer, Gary North, Thomas Sowell, Ann Coulter, and Phyllis Schlafly.

Thank you.
-Conservative First

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Best Articles of 2011

It is time for the best articles of 2011. These articles were selected from roughly 10,000 articles this year. More than 400 articles appeared in this year's 52 POLITICAL UPDATES.

The economy and the government were the most frequent topics, inspiring seven updates each. Immigration and the culture war were tied with six each.

Here are the ten best articles of 2011.

Victor Davis Hanson: Two Californias
Gary North: Facebook, Twitter, and the Arab Revolutions
Steve Sailer: Census 2010: Hispanic Hype, Black Backwash, White Flight
Thomas Sowell: Voting with Their Feet
Steve Sailer: Obama and Osama: Can We Go Home Now?
Gary North: College: Why It Is Not a Bubble
Gary North: London Riots: What Nobody Dares to Say
Federale: Obama Regime's Administrative Amnesty: Impeachment Is The Only Answer
Gary North: Too Many Eurozone Summits
Victor Davis Hanson: Vandalized Valley

Best Articles of 2010
Best Articles of 2009
Best Articles of 2008
Best Articles of 2007
Best Articles of 2006
Best Articles of 2005

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sunday, December 04, 2011

The Economy

This update focuses on the economy.

Gary North: French Fried Banks
Gary North: Europe's Two Endgames
Gary North: German Pope, Italian Central Banker
Gary North: Boomer Blindness
Gary North: Compound Economic Growth and Atlas
Phyllis Schlafly: Let's Talk About Jobs

POLITICAL UPDATES are archived here.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


This update focuses on education.

Roger Devlin: Higher Education: The Impossibility Of Reform
Phyllis Schlafly: College May Be Dangerous for Men
Phyllis Schlafly: Scandals in the Classroom
Gary North: Just Say No to School Vouchers . . . Again
Phyllis Schlafly: Obnoxious Classroom Curricula
Phyllis Schlafly: Perpetuating Federal Spending on Education

Learn more about education issues in Education Reporter.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011


This update focuses on spending.

Gary North: Sovereign Debt, Sovereign Bank Runs
Gary North: Your Portfolio of Lies
Thomas Sowell: A Pyrrhic 'Victory'
Gary North: Debt Impasse: Fake and Real
Pat Buchanan: Fiscal Hawks vs. Security Hawks
Gary North: Obama v. Obama

POLITICAL UPDATES are archived here.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011


This update focuses on debt.

Pat Buchanan: Is a Tea Party Triumph at Hand?
Gary North: Baloney
Gary North: On the Road to Government Default
Mark Steyn: The Great Charade
Pat Buchanan: An Establishment in Panic

POLITICAL UPDATES are archived here.

Sunday, July 03, 2011


This update focuses on spending.

Gary North: Geithner's Victims of Last Resort
Gary North: Austerity Is Good
Thomas Sowell: The Missing Money
Gary North: The Federal Debt Elevator: Going Up
Gary North: When TBTF Meets TBTK
Gary North: The Safe Banking Fantasy
Mark Steyn: Discredited

POLITICAL UPDATES are archived here.