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The Weekly Standard is a conservative political opinion magazine founded in 1995.

The magazine was founded in 1995 by conservative analyst Bill Kristol and was owned by Rupert Murdoch‘s News Corp. until 2009, when it was sold to Clarity Media Group, which is owned by conservative billionaire Philip Anschutz. The Standard has been highly influential within the conservative movement, though its place has become less certain during the late 2000s.

The Standard has long been a money-loser, though its circulation has jumped since the Obama administration began in 2009.

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