Conservatism and Liberalism

Conservatism and Liberalism

David Cameron led the Conservatives out of the political wilderness by pursuing the modernisation of the Tory brand, which had become associated with reactionary social attitudes and a dog…
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Conservative view on Social Security

Conservative view on Social Security

INITIAL GOP OPPOSITION (1933-35) FDR began advocating for an old-age insurance program shortly after taking office in 1933. While the debate among Democrats largely centered on what form the program should take, whom it should cover and how it should be paid for, Republicans warned that the program would impose a crushing burden on industry and labor…

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Liberal views VS conservative views

Liberal views VS conservative views

One of the criteria that Jonathan Haidt uses to identify Liberal vs. Conservative thinking is an openness to new experiences. This basic and seemingly innocuous indicator tracks well with certain political affiliations as they related to the five foundations of morality. Liberals as you may suspect are more open to new ideas and are therefore more willing…

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Conservative vs. liberal

Conservative vs. liberal

Mike Rowe, the host of Dirty Jobs,wishes the concept of work ethic wasn t so partisan. Good luck with that. Rowe was responding to a fan (?) letter on Sunday about his constant harping and right wing propaganda on work ethic when he made the case that it shouldn t be political. His harping includes promoting a scholarship fund for technical schools…

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Conservative and liberal views

Conservative and liberal views

“Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it, ’ whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left” (Isaiah 30:21). Apparently, God sees in us an inclination to veer off course to the right or to the left. In fact, one of the words for sin in the Bible is “iniquity, ” avon in the Hebrew, which means…

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Liberal beliefs

Liberal beliefs

After making no mention of it on Wednesday evening or Thursday morning, NBC continued its streak, on Thursday s NBC Nightly News, of ignoring the militant atheism and liberalism of the North Carolina man accused of killing three Muslim-Americans. While none of the three networks have alluded to Craig Stepehn Hicks’s liberal beliefs, what differed from…

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Socially conservative

Socially conservative

Reuters/Brian SnyderRepublican presidential candidate Ted Cruz. His wife may have worked at Goldman, but this is not Wall Street s guy.For years, when it came to presidential candidates, Wall Street made huge compromises in order to support the Republican Party. The money men in New York City set aside their socially liberal views in order to support…

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Compare and contrast Liberalism and conservatism

Compare and contrast Liberalism and conservatism

Republican and Democratic lawmakers have evolved at basically the same rate on the issue of Republican and Democratic lawmakers have evolved at basically the same rate on the issue of homosexuality, there is still a portion of the population that opposes interracial marriage and the American public holds a generally favorable opinion of cable news…

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Liberals vs. Conservatives

Liberals vs. Conservatives

Here’s one for the Strange Bedfellows file: The Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida and the conservative Club For Growth are both encouraging liberal firebrand Rep. Alan Grayson , D-Orlando, to run for Senate in 2016. Republican-leaning Vox Populi Polling is also encouraging a Grayson run, conducting a survey of Dems last week with questions tilted…

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Liberal VS conservative ideology

Liberal VS conservative ideology

Liberals and conservatives aren t all they re cracked up to beIn this blog post, I describe new evidence that thinking about political ideology on a single liberal/left to conservative/right spectrum masks important nuances in the origins of political ideologies and in the way that people apply those ideologies to important judgments, including those…

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Conservatives on abortion

Conservatives on abortion

If you are a Liberal, you believe that a woman has the right to decide what happens with her body. A fetus is not a human life, so it does not have separate individual rights. If you are a Liberal, you also want to tell people how and what to eat. Michelle Obama’s mission since her husband took office is to ban the use of certain foods that people enjoy…

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Conservatism versus Liberalism

Conservatism versus Liberalism

I don’t know why the most liberal president since Carter is such an opaque supporter of this policy. I don’t understand why he would go to Nike’s campus, of all places, and celebrate Nike’s commitment to add 10, jobs to our economy why talking down to allies who understand how we are negotiating away our economic sovereignty. But the point is, if we…

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Religious conservatism

Religious conservatism

Not all religious people are conservatives; and not all conservatives are religious people. Christianity prescribes no especial form of politics. There have been famous radicals who were devout Christians—though most radicals have been nothing of the sort. All the same, there could be no conservatism without a religious foundation, and it is conservative…

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Conservative opinion

Conservative opinion

Crystal Wright, also known on the web as “Conservative Black Chick, ” expressed a different opinion about Caitlyn Jenner’s gender transition than her fellow panelists on Tuesday night — and it didn’t go over well. Wright accused Jenner of exploiting the gender transition to make “millions of dollars, ” leaving looks of disapproval on the faces of guests…

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Principles of conservatism

Principles of conservatism

Being neither a religion nor an ideology, the body of opinion termed conservatism possesses no Holy Writ and no Das Kapital to provide dogmata. So far as it is possible to determine what conservatives believe, the first principles of the conservative persuasion are derived from what leading conservative writers and public men have professed during the…

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Conservative education

Conservative education

Advocates of education reform have pointed to Finland consistently over the past few years, urging the U.S. to take note of its educational success. The country has “consistently performed among the top nations on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), ” writes Atlantic contributor Christine Gross-Loh, yet their system “break[s]…

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Conservative right or left

Conservative right or left

Editor’s note: This week, to mark the 170th anniversary of the appearance of the first issue of The Economist on September 2nd 1843, this blog will answer some of the more frequently asked questions about The Economist itself. SOME readers, particularly those used to the left-right split in most democratic legislatures, are bamboozled by The Economist’s…

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Left liberal right conservative

Left liberal right conservative

WASHINGTON — Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein predicted “people are going to lose rights’’ if the Senate installed John Roberts as the Supreme Court’s chief justice. Democratic Representative John Lewis cautioned that a Roberts court would “no longer hear the people’s cries for justice.” That was 2005. One decade later, the legacy is looking a little…

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