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Please suggest some interesting, intelligent (non-wing-nut) conservatives to follow on twitter.
January 8, 2012 10:18 PM   Subscribe

Please suggest some interesting, intelligent (non-wing-nut) conservatives to follow on twitter.

I'm looking for a focus on business and economics more than social conservatism. Just hoping to balance out my twitter feed a bit.
posted by sockpup to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
 
A number of these people have twitter feeds. Im not sure if they all do, but they're all worthwhile: Michelle Fields, SE Cupp, Ann Althouse, Glenn Reynolds, all the guys at Reason, Tyler Cowen, the guys who blog at the Volokh Conspiracy, Arnold Kling, etc.
posted by dfriedman at 10:25 PM on January 8, 2012


Second Tyler Cowen. Do you consider libertarians conservatives?
posted by psergio at 10:56 PM on January 8, 2012


For this purpose I do consider libertarians conservatives.
posted by sockpup at 11:03 PM on January 8, 2012


Reihan Salam
posted by HeroZero at 3:38 AM on January 9, 2012


David Frum is a conservative who offers a sane and reasonable alternative point of view, and Frum Forum is also worth checking out from time to time. It avoids the name-calling and craziness, and focuses on policy instead. If you're a lefty, Frum Forum is a great way to avoid the pitfalls of groupthink.
posted by KokuRyu at 4:38 AM on January 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


Dan Drezner blogs about economics for Foreign Policy. He's a Republican and is plugged in to conservative thought, so he follows and retweets the interesting stuff. Also a blog worth reading.
I follow Tyler Cowan too.
posted by readery at 4:57 AM on January 9, 2012


Depending on where you are, there are probably some local think tanks/professors/gadabouts with Twitter feeds. I got randomly friended by one such a year or so ago, and it definitely expanded my circle of political voices in a (mostly) good way.
posted by Etrigan at 5:10 AM on January 9, 2012


Considering what the OP is looking for, suggestions like SE Cupp and Reihan Salam will dissapoint.

For intelligent, conservative business & economics views:

Larry Kudlow
Thomas Sowell
posted by Kruger5 at 5:11 AM on January 9, 2012


I would recommend Bruce Bartlett, though he is on Facebook, not Twitter. He was an economic advisor to Reagan, and is an actual Reagan conservative, generally repulsed by most of the current crop of Republicans out there today... though he has good words to say about Huntsman.
posted by markkraft at 6:11 AM on January 9, 2012


Victor Davis Hanson is a strong conservative, a respected professor and a great writer. Highly recommended, though his stream is mostly links to his articles.
posted by lstanley at 6:59 AM on January 9, 2012


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