About Us


YoungCons.com was created by David Rufful and Josh Riddle in their freshmen dorm room at Dartmouth College in May 2009.

Without any funding or outside support, Josh and David have built one of the largest websites in the world through their hard work and determination. The site has repeatedly received over 75 million page views per month and 25 million unique visitors per month. The site has been consistently ranked among the Top 100 Desktop Sites and Top 25 Mobile Sites, according to Quantcast rankings.

Founders of Young Conservatives, David Rufful (left) and Joshua Riddle (right)

Since the release of the website, the two Ivy Leaguers have appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher, Fox & Friends, Huckabee, VH1’s Best Week Ever, The Huffington Post, Playboy Magazine, Daily Kos, Power Line Blog, MTV and many other nationally syndicated radio stations, major web outlets and national television programs. They have received the recognition and praise or people like Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Allen West, Mark Levin, Michelle Malkin, Greg Gutfeld, Dinesh D’Souza, Megyn Kelly, Mike Huckabee, Gretchen Carlson, Mark Steyn, Frank Pastore and many others.

David and Josh played division one college basketball at Dartmouth and edited for the preeminent conservative college newspaper, The Dartmouth Review. They both committed to Dartmouth in October 2007 while studying at Northfield Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts.

Josh and David maintain exclusive ownership and control of the website as well as their company, Young Conservatives LLC.

In a technological era driven fiercely by the mainstream media, we believe that those who vocalize a true conservative message are slanted as intolerant, racist, bible and gun clinging, corporate fat cats who could not care less about the environment nor the well being of their fellow man. Young Conservatives offers articles and videos that prove otherwise. We have a mission to spread the love and logic surrounding true conservatism.

In a day where conservatives are seen as close-minded and archaic, Young Conservatives bring a new perspective to a long-standing philosophy. Our generation will — one way or another — make decisions that will directly affect a rapidly aging and needy population and an exploding, unsustainable national debt.

We feel the moral obligation to intervene against those who abandon our founding principles and embrace the comfortable, but deceptive ideals of moral relativism, victim identification and outcome equivalence. Instead of sinking into the assemblage of the self-satisfied, Young Conservatives challenges the hearts and minds of Americans with content that exposes the false promises of progressivism and the utopian state.

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