Conservatives launch Townhall.com

You, too, can be a blogger.

Townhall.com, a conservative political opinion web site, announced today that it will promote activism through the combination of conservative talk radio and the blogosphere.

The first site of the conservative kind, or so they say, empowers talk radio listeners to create their own blogs, podcasts and disseminate opinion columns in their communities.

“The new Townhall.com offers an arsenal of weapons for conservatives to win the battle of ideas,” wrote Jonathan Garthwaite on the site. “The liberals will try to dismiss us but we know better. This is the start of something big and the stakes in 2006 and 2008 couldn’t be higher.”

Featured on the site are talk radio commentators Bill Bennett, Mike Gallagher, Dennis Prager, Michael Medved and Townhall.com Executive Editor Hugh Hewitt. Each has his own page with links to their shows and blogs.

With headlines such as “Bush motorcade stops for lemonade,” “How to buy a semi-automatic rifle” and “Because the New York Times Says So,” conservatives will feel right at home here.

Let the games begin!

Lisa Vorderbrueggen