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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Conservative vs. Republican

Conservative vs. Republican

The way Hillary Clinton is acting it seems to be a foregone conclusion she’s going to run for president in 2016. First her book tour, then her visit to Iowa for Senator Harkin’s annual Democrat steak fry, where she exclaimed, “I’m back!” And of course the recent birth of her granddaughter Charlotte, which seemed all too contrived by Chelsea to help…

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Social conservative beliefs

Social conservative beliefs

Like Governor Christie, he has muscled through a Republican fiscal and social agenda in a Democratic-leaning state. Last year, he became the first governor ever to survive a recall election, which was called over new limits he authorized on collective bargaining rights for state employees. And he is adamant that the party’s conservative stands on social…

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Conservative right

Conservative right

Justice by Ian Millhiser CREDIT: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak Judge Jerry Smith is a deeply conservative judge. He once voted to allow a man to be executed despite the fact that the man’s lawyer slept through much of his trial. He’s a reliable vote against abortion rights. And he once described feminists as a “gaggle of outcasts, misfits and rejects.”…

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