Liberal views on gay marriage

Liberal views on gay marriage

With the Supreme Court giving a major boost to gay marriage, liberals face fewer impediments to their relentless push for fatherless (and motherless) families. Of course, it wasn’t always this way. In a speech for Father’s Day 2008, Barack Obama was emphatic in championing fatherhood: “We know the statistics—that children who grow up without a father…

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Conservative Foreign Policy

Conservative Foreign Policy

Conservatives generally agree on a few propositions. The federal government should avoid spending money unnecessarily. It shouldn t exceed its basic constitutional duties. It should encourage self-reliance rather than dependency. It should accept that some problems are beyond its ability to solve. Barack Obama, they may be surprised to learn, agrees…

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Liberal vs. conservative media

Liberal vs. conservative media

You shall judge a man by his friends. Or his Twitter follows. A group of researchers at Duke University found that public figures who are not openly political, as well as private citizens who use the site mainly for social purposes, unwittingly reveal their political leanings through whom they choose to follow, and who follows them. In other words…

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Conservative Republican views

Conservative Republican views

Significantly fewer Republicans believe in evolution than did so four years ago, setting them apart from Democrats and independents, according to a recent . But behind this finding is a puzzle: If the views of the overall public have remained steady, and there has been little change among people of other political affiliations, how does one account…

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Conservative Liberalism

Conservative Liberalism

Data from eight University of Texas/Texas Tribune Polls conducted among registered voters between May of 2011 and June of 2014 allow us to estimate the mean ideological position of the voting public in 20 of the state’s 21 most populous counties — counties which combined contain almost three-fourths (73 percent) of the Texas population. Insufficient…

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Conservative Ideals

Conservative Ideals

Newsweek Writer Nina Kneepads Burleigh would have her readers believe that today s Republican Party is ideological soulmates with Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber. Here s how she began her click-baity June 1 piece, How Timothy McVeigh s Ideals Entered the Mainstream : Republican presidential candidates gathered last month at the Oklahoma…

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Define conservative Republican

Define conservative Republican

The heated rhetoric sounds like a campaign-style debate. And one of the reasons is that the stakes are high and the divide is growing. As we have written, the libertarian-style national security perspective espoused by Paul has been gaining steam in recent years - to the point that more hawkish figures like Christie - and Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.)…

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Conservative ideology definition

Conservative ideology definition

As the politicos battle it out (or, at least make a show of battling it out) in D.C., I can’t help but be struck by Kirk’s brief but solid definition of “ideology” from his “Errors of Ideology.” Unleashed by the French Revolution, ideologies have plagued the world for well over 200 years now. They continue to infect. We, the infected. . . . and, it…

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Conservative Economics

Conservative Economics

Photo Credit: via YouTube Europe has taken leave of its senses—or its economic leaders have. That, in a nutshell, is the case that Paul Krugman makes in his column Friday. America s economy may be making a stumbling, long overdue recovery, but the eurozone remains in deep doldrums, a crisis that Krugman compares to the 1930s. A sort of mass hysteria…

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Conservative America

Conservative America

Stimson ’s book, Public Opinion in America: Moods, Cycles, and Swings , provides a detailed description and discussion of his approach. (Stimson tracks liberal policy mood, but I have reversed his index in order to highlight the striking current level of conservatism.) Measuring public opinion by tracking common trends in a wide variety of specific…

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Conservative Republican definition

Conservative Republican definition

BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Folks, this is a little Inside Baseball, but it s important because he who controls the language ends up winning the debate, and it might seem like a small thing, but I have learned and I have been given to understand that the establishment Republicans hate the term. They don t like being called establishment Republicans,and…

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Conservative Presidential

Conservative Presidential

The goal of these tools is to equip CR readers with the full scope of each candidate’s past, present, and future. This is accomplished in two ways: First, the CR Presidential Profiles look at each candidates record and rhetoric. Second, the CR Presidential Survey asks candidates questions about key issues that are critical to our nation’s future and…

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Conservative values

Conservative values

When I was growing up in Atlanta, my parents never gave me an allowance. On Saturday each week, I would either cut grass or wash cars for my neighbors. The few dollars a week I earned were my own “discretionary spending.” I was allowed to spend those dollars however I wished, but once the money was spent, I had to wait until the next Saturday to try…

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Define Social conservative

Define Social conservative

At the Conservative Political Action Conference last weekend, the nation’s largest annual gathering of conservatives, many speculated that the GOP might be veering in a more libertarian direction—or at least influential leaders within the party might be prodding it or might be anxious for it to go in that direction. The Daily Beast ran the headline…

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Characteristics of conservatism

Characteristics of conservatism

What with our stern opposition to the radicalism of the Soviets, however, and our national abhorrence of collectivism in all its varieties, a good many Americans now doubt very much whether they care to be called liberals or radicals. The liberals, for a good while, have been drifting leftward toward their radical cousins; and liberalism, in recent…

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Liberalism in the 19th Century

Liberalism in the 19th Century

Jeb Bush is the corporatist GOP s Lawn Gnome, much like yesterday was Bud Selig Bobble Head Day at the Milwaukee Brewers baseball park. Like we wouldn t understand a 21st Century Selig Bobble Head. And AEI bobble head Charles Murray is Jeb! s guru since he believes that if the sheeple obey the hyper-rich and resist the government.then (phase two) Liberty/Freedom…

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Conservative Policy

Conservative Policy

This August, Congress goes home to reconnect with constituents and begin to make a closing argument before the 2014 elections. Members return to their districts after a year that has shown the extent to which our nation’s governing institutions have become detached from the demands of the people. Across the country, they will find that voters are tired…

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Conservative views on education

Conservative views on education

Nicky Morgan: ‘We will spend more on schools in the next parliament than any other party has promised.’ Photograph: Graeme Robertson/the Guardian Why should I, a teacher, vote Tory? I see absolutely no reason to. Ben Pritchard, assistant head for inclusion, Montem primary school, London We believe schools succeed when teachers are free to teach. That’s…

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