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The Federalist web site/e-mail newsletter, a Site of the Month winner back in November 1999, may well be one of the most influential online periodicals. It's subscriber list includes the who's who in the world of politics and reaches tens of thousands of conservative activists and readers each and every week.

Patriot PetitionsThe Federalist's latest project is Patriot Petitions, "an opportunity to challenge anti-American activists in media, politics, academia and culture" via the time tested institution of petitioning. Not surprisingly, Patriot Petition's first project is a response to anti-American and anti-war on terror petitions that have been circulating since September 11, 2001. Incredibly, the web site managed to collect over 30 000 signatures in the first few days of its campaign.

It's fashionable to decry petitions as a quaint 19th century holdover that does little practical good today. It's true that the value of a petition lies not in who signs it, but how much value the recipient places in it. That said, petitions are still a valuable tool that allow people to register their opinion in an easy manner and gives an indication to the recipient of the depth of feeling behind a campaign. Patriot Petitions promises to send clear signals to people over the coming years.

Past Sites of the Month

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11.02 Patrick Ruffini
10.02 Lileks
09.02 No Site of the Month
08.02 The Brothers Judd Good Books and Recommended Readings
06.02 The American Prowler
05.02 Instapundit
04.02 Americans for Victory over Terrorism
03.02 National Review Online
02.02 The Iconoclast
01.02 Margaret Thatcher
12.01 Newt Gingrich Official Homepage
11.01 Defending Your Freedom
10.01 Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library
09.01 The Heritage Foundation
08.01 The Hudson Institute
06.01 RegRadar
05.01 Capital Research Center
04.01 Bureaucrash
03.01 WorldNetDaily
01.01 Taiwan Security Research
12.00 iOptOut of Social Security
11.00 Tech Central Station
10.00 The 50 Million Round March
09.00 Save John Stossel
08.00 George W. Bush for President
07.00 Social Security Central
05.00 Reagan 2000: Federalism and the New Republicans
04.00 Hands Off The Internet
03.00 RightPages
02.00 Cato Institute
01.00 The National Anxiety Center
12.99 The American Partisan
11.99 The Federalist
10.99 The Friedrich Hayek Scholars' Page
09.99 Second Amendment Law Library
08.99 Fight Internet Taxes!
07.99 Center for Trade Policy Studies
06.99 Free Republic (Site of the Year)
05.99 Conservative News Service
04.99 Rightgrrl
03.99 Free Republic
02.99 Real Mensch
01.99 Right! The Online Magazine
12.98 SpinTech
11.98 FrontPage Magazine
10.98 National Republican Congressional Committee
09.98 Site of the Sentient
08.98 Just A Lot of Talk
07.98 Free Congress Foundation
06.98 Quackgrass Press (Site of the Year)
05.98 Yes! On Proposition 226
04.98 Civil Liberties
03.98 The Liberty Activists
02.98 Michelle Malkin's Page
01.98 Mensch Magazine
12.97 The Jolly Roger
11.97 Subversive Liberty
10.97 Free-Market.Net
09.97 The Jefferson School of Philosophy, Economics and Psychology
08.97 Right on the Web
07.97 The Museum of Communism
06.97 Quackgrass Press

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