Do Republicans support the death penalty

Do Republicans support the death penalty

Since 1936, Gallup has been asking Americans, Are you in favor of the death penalty for a person convicted of murder? The percentage of Americans in favor of the death penalty has fluctuated significantly over the years, ranging from a low of 42% in…

Conservative Political Ideology

Conservative Political Ideology

Conservatism prospered in the half-century following the Second World War, but following wide-spread rejection at the polls, substantial policy defeats, and ever-souring popularity, the time has come for conservatives to reexamine and reaffirm their first…

Democratic views on affirmative action

Democratic views on affirmative action

The Supreme Court upheld, by a 6-2 vote, a 2006 amendment to the Michigan state constitution banning race-sensitive admissions policies in public universities. With Justice Elena Kagan recused (she had worked on the case as United States solicitor general)…

Liberal perspective

Liberal perspective

Conservatives were disheartened by the Court’s rulings Thursday in King v. Burwell and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Project . They probably will be disheartened if the Court rules that gay marriage is a constitutional…

Liberal values

Liberal values

In this absolutely insane piece, Sam Biddle of Gawker claims that the recent Spider-Man movie franchise hasn t been quite as successful because of the traditional values the character has been saddled with in the movies. A document from Sony has surfaced…

Democratic views VS Republicans views

Democratic views VS Republicans views

The essay below is not an exact transcript of the video, text has been added or edited, and the video does not cover the entire essay, exactly, but it comes very close. Enjoy! I would like to explain the fundamental difference between the two most prevailing…

Classical liberalism definition

Classical liberalism definition

SOURCE: AP Photo President Franklin D. Roosevelt is shown signing a law that created the Tennessee Valley Authority in 1933. President Roosevelt s so-called New Deal liberalism drew largely from ideas of classic liberalism. The Cause: The Fight for American…

Definition of current events

Definition of current events

From Edge.org: Science advances by discovering new things and developing new ideas. Few truly new ideas are developed without abandoning old ones first. As theoretical physicist Max Planck (1858-1947) noted, “A new scientific truth does not triumph by…

Definition of classical liberalism

Definition of classical liberalism

The Headmaster of the West London Free School recently asked the governors if it would be possible to come up with a relatively short statement of what s meant by a Classical Liberal Education that could be included in the Staff Handbook. This is a phrase…

Liberal ideals

Liberal ideals

Liberal Democrats will return as a political force but first they must work hard, rediscover ideals and rebuild trust, according to the party’s sole remaining MP in Wales. Ceredigion MP Mark Williams is just one of eight Lib Dems left in the Commons and…

Define liberal views

Define liberal views

The title of this essay implies some definite answer – and thus more than can be delivered. Whatever neo-liberalism is, the economic, social, political, and ideological factors that constitute it are too complex to be adequately accounted for in one relatively…

Liberal means

Liberal means

When Harvard researcher Jennifer Pan and MIT researcher Yiqing Xu posted a widely cited new paper, “China’s Ideological Spectrum” on April 12, it marked the first time that anyone has provided large-scale empirical data on the ideological shifts and trends…

History of liberalism

History of liberalism

Sean McCann “‘Down to the people’: Pynchon and Schlesinger ‘after the imperial presidency’” Ever wonder what might happen if novels could be presidents? Sean McCann wants us to – or at least to consider how novelistic form and argument might resonate…

How to argue with a liberal?

How to argue with a liberal?

There’s a knack to winning an argument with a liberal, but the short version is: Play it smart. Ben Shapiro, editor-at-large of Breitbart.com, recently explained to dozens of conservative college students how to do just that the next time they’re attacked…

Social freedom definition

Social freedom definition

Occupy Wall Street, Sunday, October 2nd, 2011, New York City. If you want to know what someone is thinking, ask them. And nothing quite cuts to the political chase more than asking someone what the word “freedom” means to them. I decided to ask 15 random…

Define Modern liberalism

Define Modern liberalism

BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You talk about brilliance? The light reflecting the brilliance of this person is so blinding, you need to shield your eyes when you are in her presence. Yesterday afternoon on the floor of the House, from Texas, Sheila Jackson Lee…

Democratic views on health care

Democratic views on health care

Since 2010, per-beneficiary spending in Medicare, after adjusting for inflation, has grown, on average, by one percentage point annually. Compare that to the five percentage-point annual growth between 2005 and 2009, or the 7.5 percentage-point annual…

Neoliberal economics

Neoliberal economics

We are forever told that we are freer to choose the course of our lives than ever before, but the freedom to choose outside the success narrative is limited. Photograph: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP We tend to perceive our identities as stable and largely…

Conservative Political views

Conservative Political views

How disgusting do you find this image of researcher John Hibbing eating worms? The answer may say something about your political leanings. Credit: John Hibbing, PLoS ONE Most people would likely avert their eyes when passing by a man with a mouth full…