Prominent Political Identities From Left To Right

Nathan Allebach
Apr 23 · 10 min read

These identities are categorized to bring people closer to the same page of what we consider far-left, moderate-left, moderate-right, far-right, etc., and are based primarily around the 2019 United States political system. The measurements used are based on: public work, associations, funding, audiences, and influence — not just what a given source refers to itself as. This is naturally subjective. If you want to read additional analysis, a link to the full article is listed at the bottom of the article. Prominent media, groups, and figures will be listed with each section, including newspapers, blogs, journalists, radio hosts, actors, think tanks, pundits, politicians, YouTubers, podcasters, Twitter users, and so on, because some of the most politically influential sources are found in culture itself, not only the news or politicians.

~Enjoy~


ANARCHISTS

Prominent Media Outlets, Groups, And Figures: Anarchist News, It’s Going Down, 325, Insurrectionist News, Earth First!, CrimethInc, Anti-Fascist News, Antifada, Libcom, Channel Zero Network, Infoshop, Antifa, Contra Info, The Anarchist Library, r/Anarchism, Adbusters, Kalle Lasn, David Graeber, Beau of The Fifth Column, Greg Graffin (Bad Religion), Jamie Elizabeth, Edward Snowden, Alan Moore, Björk, Machine Gun Kelly, Cristy Road, Bob Black, Mark Bray, and Noam Chomsky, among countless other individuals, movements, and organizations.

FAR LEFTISTS

Prominent Far-Leftist Media Outlets, Groups, And Figures: Jacobin, Current Affairs (Nathan J. Robinson), AlterNet, Democracy At Work, Citations Needed, Zero Books, Chapo Trap House (Will Menaker, Matt Christman, Amber A’Lee Frost, Felix Biederman, Virgil Texas), r/ChapoTrapHouse, r/communism, r/socialism, r/LateStageCapitalism, r/EnlightenedCentrism, r/breadtube, Contrapoints, Philosophy Tube, Three Arrows, hbomberguy, Shaun, Some More News (Cody Johnston), The Humanist Report, NonCompete, Richard Wolff, David Harvey, Cornel West, Angela Davis, Michael Brooks, Benjamin Dixon, Matt Bors, Katie Halper, Owen Jones, Ben Burgis, Hasan Piker, Briahna Joy Green, Nathan Bernard, Rob Delaney, Patrick Monohan, Matt Bruenig, Slavoj Žižek, Douglas Lain, David Klion, Vic Berger, @KrangTNelson, @fart, @classiclib3ral, @leyawn, @pixelatedboat, and @existentialcoms, among countless other individuals, movements, and organizations.

MODERATE LEFTISTS

Prominent Moderate Leftist Media Outlets, Groups, And Figures: The Intercept (Glenn Greenwald, Lee Fang), Splinter News, In These Times, TruthDig, Truthout, Haaretz, The David Pakman Show, The Majority Report (Sam Seder), The Jimmy Doore Show, Democracy Now! (Amy Goodman), Secular Talk (Kyle Kulinski), Justice Democrats, Cum Town, Under The Skin with Russell Brand, Anand Giridharadas, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Julie Salazar, Chris Hedges, Yanis Varoufakis, Malaika Jabali, Ashley Feinberg, Jordan Uhl, and Angela Nagle, among countless other individuals, movements, and organizations.

LEFT-LEANING PROGRESSIVES

Prominent Media Outlets, Groups, And Figures: MSNBC, Vox, Mic, Slate, Mother Jones, Washington Post, The Nation, The New Republic, NowThis News, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Right Wing Watch, The Young Turks (Cenk Uygar, Ana Kasparian, Emma Vigeland), r/Progressive, Potholer54, T1J, Boing Boing, The Real News Network, People For The American Way, Newslogue, Democracy Alliance, New Economic Thinking, Pod Save America, Talking Points Memo (Josh Marshall), Destiny, r/Destiny, Duncan Black, Rachel Maddow, Joy Reid, Ezra Klein, Juan Cole, David Sirota, Andrew Yang, Jim Hightower, John Fugelsang, Nicholas Kristof, Kara Swisher, Ken Klippenstein, Naomi Klein, Paul Krugman, Michael Tracey, Michael Moore, PZ Myers, Anne Applebaum, Chelsea Manning, Nina Turner, Tulsi Gabbard, Stacey Abrams, Andrew Gillum, George Soros, Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Fantano, among countless other individuals, movements, and organizations.

SOCIAL JUSTICE PROGRESSIVES

Prominent Media Outlets, Groups, And Figures: BuzzFeed, HuffPost, Salon, MoveOn, ThinkProgress, Jezebel, The Root, Refinery29, The Breakfast Club, Teen Vogue, Rewire.News, ACLU, SPLC, Code Pink, Planned Parenthood, National LGBTQ Task Force, GLAAD, NALEO, Association on American Indian Affairs, Feminist Frequency, Everyday Feminism, Feminist Majority Foundation, Tumblr, r/Tumblr, r/ShitRedditSays, r/Feminism, Dan Savage, Parker Molloy, marinashutup, Amy Siskind, Opal Tometi, Michael Skolnik, Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg, Ijeoma Oluo, Tariq Nasheed, Tarana Burke, Alyssa Milano, Alicia Garza, Jamil Smith, Bernice King, DeRay McKesson, Larry Wilmore, TheAdviseShowTV, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Shaun King, Ashley C. Ford, Sally Kohn, Carol Anderson, Shannon Watts, Colin Kaepernick, Cameron Kasky, Ellen DeGeneres, Al Sharpton, Imani Gandy, Riley J. Dennis, Jamelle Bouie, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Reni Eddo-Lodge, Tim Wise, Zinnia Jones, Ruth H. Hopkins, Dr. Adrienne Keene, Jesse Jackson, Brittany Packnett, Eddie Glaude, Linda Sarsour, Jordan Peele, Reza Aslan, Lauren Duca, Laurie Penny, Samuel Sinyangwe, Michelle Alexander, Michael Eric Dyson, Shonda Rhimes, Brianna Wu, Arthur Chu, Emma Watson, John Lewis, Jelani Cobb, Gloria Steinem, Kathy Griffin, Roxane Gay, Racism Watchdog, and Clint Smith, among many other figures, movements, and organizations.

ENVIRONMENTALISTS AND GREEN PARTY

Prominent Media Outlets, Groups, And Figures: United States Environmental Protection Agency, Earthjustice, The Nature Conservancy, Environmental Defense Fund, Deep Green Resistance, Sierra Club Foundation, Greenpeace, The International Union For Conservation of Nature, Sea Shepherd, Paul Watson, Jane Goodall, Peggy Shepard, Will Potter, Al Gore, Jill Stein, Ralph Nader, Laurie David, David Attenborough, Winona LaDuke, Vandana Shiva, Amory Lovins, David Suzuki, Daryl Hannah, Lois Gibbs, Bill McKibben, Pierce Brosnan, Lester R Brown, Erin Brockovich, Julia Butterfly Hill, Jonathon Porritt, David Bellamy, James Lovelock, Peter Garrett, Elizabeth May, Marina Silva, Frances Beinecke, George Monbiot, Sylvia Earle, Leonardo DiCaprio, among countless other individuals, movements, and organizations.

PROGRESSIVE CHRISTIANS AND SPIRITUALISTS

Prominent Media Outlets, Groups, And Figures: Sojourners (Jim Wallis), The Center For Progressive Christianity, Red Letter Christians, Patheos, Faith In Public Life, Rob Bell, The Bible For Normal People (Pete Enns), Peter Rollins, Homebrewed Christianity (Tripp Fuller), Seminary Dropout, ReKnew (Greg Boyd), On Being (Krista Tippett), Bruxy Cavey, Brian Zahnd, Rachel Held Evans, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Richard Rohr, Frederick Buechner, Pete Holmes, Kate Bowler, The Liturgists, Science Mike, Jen Hatmaker, Diana Butler Bass, Elizabeth Esther, Brian McLaren, Sarah Bessey, Austin Channing Brown, Broderick Greer, Matthew Vines, Tony Campolo, Shane Claiborne, John Pavlovitz, and Glennon Doyle, among countless other individuals, movements, and organizations.

ESTABLISHMENT DEMOCRATS

Prominent Figures: Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Ed Rendell, Amy Klobuchar, Nancy Pelosi, Beto O’Rourke, Maxine Waters, Eric Holder, Ted Lieu, Chuck Schumer, John Podesta, Andrew Cuomo, Al Gore, Claire McCaskill, Tim Kaine, Bob Casey Jr., Kirsten Gillibrand, Dianne Feinstein, Ann Kirkpatrick, John Delaney, Mazie Hirono, Dick Durbin, Chris Murphy, Anthony Weiner, John Edwards, Richard Blumenthal, among countless other politicians.

GENERAL LIBERALS

Prominent Media Outlets, Groups, And Figures: CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, BBC, The New York Times, The Atlantic, NPR, The Hill, The Daily Beast, Daily Kos, Majority Forward, Highway 31, Al Jazeera, Crooked Media, SNL, TIME, Rolling Stone, Google News, Yahoo News, Hollywood, The Jim Jefferies Show, The Daily Show (Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah), Democratic Coalition, Everytown, The Resistance, Hasan Minjaj, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Late Night With Seth Meyers, Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, Five Thirty Eight (Nate Silver), James Fallows, r/Politics, r/Democrats, Chris Matthews, Andrea Mitchell, Real Time With Bill Maher, Center For American Progress, The Monkey Cage, Max Blumenthal, Sarah Silverman, Don Lemon, Anderson Cooper, Michelle Wolf, Chris Cuomo, Louis Theroux, Jake Tapper, Wolf Blitzer, Jim Acosta, Judd Legum, Meryl Streep, George Takei, Van Jones, Michael Bloomberg, Oprah Winfrey, Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jim Carrey, Stephen King, Shonda Rhimes, Judd Apatow, Rob Reiner, and Warren Buffet, among countless other individuals, movements, and organizations.

CENTRIST LIBERALS AND MODERATES

Prominent Media Outlets, Groups, And Figures: The Intellectual Dark Web, Heterdox Academy, Quillette, Areo Magazine, RationalWiki, Bloomberg, PBS NewsHour, TED, USA Today, Bloggingheads, Pantsuit Politics, Sam Harris, Joe Rogan, Dan Carlin, John Dickerson, Steven Pinker, Richard Dawkins, Sarah Haider, Slate Star Codex, Rationally Speaking (Julia Galef), Jonathan Haidt, John McWhorter, H3H3, Philip DeFranco, Cult of Dusty, Bari Weiss, Meghan Murphy, Ian Bremmer, Eric Weinstein, Bret Weinstein, Heather Heying, Stephen Fry, Robert Reich, and Noah Smith, among many other individuals, news sources, and groups.

“THE CENTER”

Prominent Media: Reuters, Politico, Associated Press, Foreign Affairs, Big Think, C-SPAN, Gallup, Pew Research, PolitiFact, Intelligence Squared, The Economist, The Christian Science Monitor, International Fact Checking Network, Snopes, AllSides, r/ChangeMyView, r/NeutralPolitics, News Literacy Project, and WikiNews, among several other sources that attempt to stay impartial.

CENTRIST CONSERVATIVES AND MODERATES

Prominent Media Outlets, Groups, And Figures: The Intellectual Dark Web, Heterdox Academy, Hoover Institution, Quillette, Areo Magazine, The Fire, RealClear Politics, Subverse, r/KotakuInAction, r/TumblrInAction, The Glenn Show with Glenn Loury, Amy Alkon, Melissa Chen, Gad Saad, Tim Pool, James Damore, Maajid Nawaz, David Brooks, Christina Hoff Sommers, Camille Paglia, Arthur Brooks, Clay Routledge, Geoffrey Miller, Laci Green, David Burge, Karen Straughan, Nick Di Paolo, Bridget Phetasy, Conor Friedersdorf, Jordan Peterson, Tyler Cowen, Josh Barro, Tom Nichols, Andy Ngo, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Dr. Debra Soh, Blaire White, Armoured Skeptic, Cassie Jaye, Lindsay Shepherd, My Name Is Josephine, PewDiePie, 1791, Lauren Chen, thunderf00t, The Thinkery, Ian Miles Chong, Bunty King, Shoe0nHead, @neontaster, @Halalcoholism, @TheSafestSpace, @RealPeerReview, @RealYeyoZa, @OrwelleNGoode, among many other individuals, outlets, and organizations.

LIBERTARIANS

Prominent Media Outlets, Groups, And Figures: Reason (Nick Gillespie, Matt Welch, Elizabeth Nolan Brown, Michael Moynihan), The Fifth Column, Instapundit, Freedom Caucus, Cato Institute, Adam Smith blog, The Rubin Report (Dave Rubin), The Volokh Conspiracy, Learn Liberty, r/Libertarian, Kmele Foster, Penn Jillete, Gary Johnson, Ron Paul, Rand Paul, Jeff Bezos, Adam Carolla, Charles Koch, David Koch, Walter E. Williams, John Stossel, Rupert Murdoch, Michael Shermer, Cathy Young, Peter Thiel, Thomas Sowell, Howard Stern, Jesse Ventura, Larry Elder, Charles Murray, Glenn Beck, Greg Gutfeld, Niall Ferguson, David Weigel, Clint Eastwood, Styxhexenhammer666, and Mike Rowe, among other individuals, outlets, and organizations.

GENERAL CONSERVATIVES

Prominent Media Outlets, Groups, And Figures: Fox News, NRA, New York Post, The Daily Caller, Conservative Talk Radio, The Wall Street Journal, National Review, Drudge Report, RedState, The Blaze, The Spectator, American Enterprise Institute, The Heritage Foundation, Manhattan Institute, Newsmax TV, The Federalist, The Daily Wire (Ben Shapiro), PragerU (Dennis Prager), One America News, Campus Reform, The American Conservative, Young America’s Foundation, The Washington Free Beacon, Freedom Caucus, Accuracy In Media, Media Research Center, Newsbusters, The Next News Network, Conservapedia, Project Veritas (James O’Keefe), Twitchy (Michelle Malkin), The Fallen State (Jesse Lee Peterson), r/Conservative, r/Republican, The Wilks Brothers, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Roger Ailes, Rush Limbaugh, Dana Perino, Mark Levin, Sebastian Gorka, Dan Bongino, Sheldon Adelson, Ana Navarro, Rick Wilson, Lou Dobbs, Hugh Hewitt, Dana Loesch, Bill Kristol, David Frum, Amy Kremer, Allie Beth Stuckey, Joe Walsh, Diamond and Silk, Actual Justice Warrior, Sinatra Says, Keemstar, Turning Point USA (Charlie Kirk), Colion Noir, Scott Adams, Candace Owens, Steven Crowder, Matt Christiansen, Tomi Lahren, Anthony Brian Logan, Stephen L. Miller, Ross Douthat, Chad Felix Greene, Jonah Goldberg, Ramesh Ponnuru, Max Boot, Bret Stephens, David French, The Amazing Lucas, Andrew Klavan, Jeff Foxworthy, James Woods, Mollie Hemingway, Rod Dreher, Steve Schmidt, Nigel Farage, Ezra Levant, David Cameron, Katie Pavlich, Foster Friess, Ben Sasse, Joe Biggs, Ryan Saavedra, Theresa May, Dave Ramsey, Rob Schneider, Shelby Steele, Michael Medved, Tom Gresham, Chuck Baldwin, Roger Hedgecock, Neal Boortz, David Horowitz, @allahpundit, @comfortablysmug, among countless other individuals, movements, and organizations.

ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS

Prominent Media Outlets, Groups, And Figures: Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, Laura Ingraham, Meghan McCain, Mike Huckabee, Dick Cheney, Condoleeza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld, Mitch McConnell, George W. Bush, Marco Rubio, Betsy DeVos, Herman Cain, Paul Ryan, Jeanine Pirro, Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani, Clarence Thomas, Evan McMullen, Lindsey Graham, Ben Carson, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Roy Moore, Mitt Romney, Allen West, and Kellyanne Conway, John Bolton, Rick Perry, Elliott Abrams, and Mike Pompeo, among countless other politicians.

CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVES

Prominent Media Outlets, Groups, And Figures: Focus on the Family (James Dobson), Trinity Broadcasting Network, Christian Broadcasting Network (Pat Robertson), Christian Coalition of America, Christianity Today, Charisma Magazine, The 700 Club, Desiring God (John Piper), Hillsong, The Gospel Coalition (Timothy Keller), Bethel Church (Bill Johnson), MorningStar (Rick Joyner), Catholic League, Creation Festivals, Relevant Magazine, Family Research Council, Alliance Defending Freedom, International House of Prayer, The Veritas Forum, Franklin Graham, Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyer, Jerry Falwell Jr., Matt Chandler, Ravi Zacharias, Rick Warren, Mike Pence, Beth Moore, Kirk Cameron, Randall Terry, Andy Stanley, Cindy Jacobs, Ted Baehr, John Hagee, William Lane Craig, Ray Comfort, Matt Walsh, Benny Hinn, Francis Chan, Mark Driscoll, David Platt, Albert Mohler, Craig Groeschel, Steven Furtick, Ken Ham, Robert Barron, Paula White, Creflo Dollar, and the Duck Dynasty family, among countless other figures, networks, and churches.

FAR-RIGHT CONSERVATIVES

Prominent Media Outlets, Groups, And Figures: The Gateway Pundit, Rebel Media, r/The_Donald, Lauren Southern, r/HillaryForPrison, r/MensRights, Jacob Wohl, Sargon of Akkad, Count Dankula, Tommy Robinson, Katie Hopkins, Owen Benjamin, Nick Monroe, Andy Warski, Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, Stephen Miller, Ted Nugent, Ann Coulter, Tommy Sotomayor, ACT! for America (Brigitte Gabriel), Douglas Murray, Dinesh D’Souza, Chuck Johnson, Peter Sweden, and Naked Ape, among countless other figures, groups, and anonymous online users/networks.

FAR-RIGHT CONSPIRACY THEORISTS

Prominent Media Outlets, Groups, And Figures: InfoWars (Alex Jones), Prison Planet (Paul Joseph Watson), QAnon, /pol/, 8chan, gab, r/Conspiracy, Globalist Report, Above Top Secret, Mark Dice, Roseanne Barr, Jerome Corsi, Roger Stone, Mouthy Buddha, Laura Loomer, TruNews (Rick Wiles), David Icke, James Corbett, Notch, and Henry Makow, among countless other individuals, fringe blogs, YouTube channels, and organizations.

THE ALT-RIGHT

Prominent Media Outlets, Groups, And Figures: Breitbart, The Proud Boys, /pol/, 8chan, gab, Voat, Milo Yiannopolous, Gavin McInnes, Mike Cernovich, Stefan Molyneux, Brittany Pettibone, Curtis Yarvin, Millennial Woes, Jack Posobiec, Robert Mercer, Vox Day, NoBullshit, Nick Land, and Steve Bannon, among countless other individuals, anonymous online users, and organizations.

WHITE NATIONALISTS AND SUPREMACISTS

Prominent Media Outlets, Groups, And Figures: Stormfront, The Daily Stormer, American Freedom Party, The Right Stuff, VDARE, American Renaissance, Radix Journal, Occidental Dissent, National Policy Institute, National Alliance, American Identity Movement, New Century Foundation, National Socialist Movement, American Nazi Party, Vanguard News Network (Alex Linder), Red Ice TV, /pol/, 8chan, gab, Council of Conservative Citizens, Counter-Currents, Mike Enoch, Jared Taylor, David Duke, Richard Spencer, Andrew Anglin, Paul Nehlen, Peter Brimelow, Nick Fuentes, Don Black, Lana Lokteff, Greg Johnson, Baked Alaska, James Allsup, Matthew Heimbach, George Burdi, Tila Tequila, Tara McCarthy, Jean-Francois Gariepy, Christopher Cantwell, Andrew “weev” Auernheimer, and Faith Goldy, among many other individuals, online forums, movements, and organizations.



If you think any of the categorized media, groups, and figures listed here are substantially off-base, please reach out with your reasoning. As long as you don’t tell me to kill myself or whatever, I’ll try to stay open — even though I know I’m right and you’re wrong.

Go now and enjoy being mad about politics online™

Nathan Allebach

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host of the what’s really good podcast, political nerd, and social media brand shill for @steak_umm

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