American Thinker

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American Thinker
American Thinker logo.
Type of businessPrivate
Type of site
News, commentary
Available inEnglish
FoundedMarch 2005; 15 years ago (2005-03)
HeadquartersEl Cerrito, California, United States
Founder(s)Thomas Lifson
Key peopleThomas Lifson, Editor-in-Chief
Ed Lasky, News Editor
Alexa rankIncrease 14,345 (As of 27 January 2019)[1]
LaunchedNovember 2003
Current statusActive

American Thinker is a daily online magazine dealing with American politics, foreign policy, national security, Israel, economics, diplomacy, culture and military strategy with a conservative viewpoint.[2][3] It was founded in 2003 by Ed Lasky, a Northbrook lawyer, Richard Baehr, a Chicago health care consultant, and Thomas Lifson, a Berkeley, Calif., sociologist and business adviser.[4]

The magazine has been described as a conservative blog.[5][6] Right Wing Watch points out that American Thinker has published an excessively complimentary piece on a white nationalist, claimed women ruined public discourse by complaining about rape, and asserted that rainbow-colored Doritos are a "gateway snack to introduce children to the joys of homosexuality."[7] The site has published falsehoods about climate change.[8]

A column in the American Thinker caused stir over a California plan to require programmable thermostats which could be controlled by officials in the event of power supply difficulties.[9]


  1. ^ " Traffic, Demographics and Competitors - Alexa". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2019-01-27.
  2. ^ "American Thinker: About Us". American Thinker. Archived from the original on 23 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-22.
  3. ^ Groner, Danny (December 30, 2010). "The Politics of Mayor Bloomberg's Snow Removal Response". The Huffington Post.
  4. ^ Libit, Daniel (18 Feb 2010). "For the Tea Party Movement, Sturdy Roots in the Chicago Area". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Still Crusading, but Now on the Inside". Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  6. ^ McKinley, Jesse (2007-09-13). "University Fences In a Berkeley Protest, and a New One Arises". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-06-24.
  7. ^ "All Posts About American Thinker".
  8. ^ "Sea levels rose faster in the past century than in previous time periods". Climate Feedback. 2020-03-12. Retrieved 2020-03-13.
  9. ^ Barringer, Felicity (2008-01-11). "California Seeks Thermostat Control". The New York Times. Archived from the original on May 13, 2012. Retrieved 2008-10-13.

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