American Thinker

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American Thinker
American Thinker logo.
Type Private
Founded May 2005
Headquarters El Cerrito, California, United States
Founder(s) Thomas Lifson
Key people Thomas Lifson, Editor-in-Chief
Ed Lasky, News Editor
Alexa rank Negative increase 10,647 (April 2014)[1]
Type of site News, commentary
Available in English
Launched November 2003
Current status Active

American Thinker is a conservative daily online magazine dealing with American politics, foreign policy, national security, Israel, economics, diplomacy, culture and military strategy.[2][3]


The publisher of American Thinker is Thomas Lifson, and the Political Director is Richard Baehr. Key staff also include Rick Moran and J. R. Dunn.


Writing in The New York Times, Felicity Barringer credited American Thinker with initiating a public outcry over a California plan to require programmable thermostats which could be controlled by officials in the event of power supply difficulties.[4]

American Thinker has been rated one of the top 100 conservative websites.[5][6][7]

The Huffington Post has said of American Thinker, "It is your typical, garden-variety right-wing site, created by and for fact-challenged people who believe that liberalism is the root of all evil, and that Jesus Christ personally hand-delivered the U.S. Constitution to the founding fathers."[8]

In November 2014, Salon journalist Jenny Kutner reported that American Thinker writer Deborah C. Tyler came up with a last minute nickname for then gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, a "gynecist", a term Kutner felt was meant to be derogatory by Tyler, but according to Kutner, "actually sounds kind of awesome once she starts describing what it means: Gynecism promotes the political position that the primary and most essential power a female can hold is the control of her own sexual and genital functions."[9]



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