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…
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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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Define conservative government

Define conservative government

BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I interviewed Mark Steyn, occasional guest host of this program. He s got a new book out. I interviewed him last week for the next issue of The Limbaugh Letter. And we got to talking. He had made a statement that I needed him to explain. I needed some clarification. He said, You cannot have a conservative government with a liberal…

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Conservatives against gay marriage

Conservatives against gay marriage

They’re losing it in the Supreme Court with a very weird slavery analogy from the court’s only black justice: They’re losing it because they still think they have a shot at being president, lololol, and they want to remind you how they feel about Traditional Marriage America Flag Freedom: They’re losing it because they’re sad old bigots who haven’t…

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Conservative meaning

Conservative meaning

Some years ago, while canvassing for his wife in a local election in Wiltshire, Roger Scruton was asked on the doorstep, “What is conservatism, anyway?” The voter had unwittingly put the question to the man who, more than any other, has defined what conservatism is; the man who has as good a claim as any to be the cleverest living Englishman. If he…

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Define conservative ideology

Define conservative ideology

One of the finest American teachers acquiesced a few years ago to be my mentor. I am a stranger to the good man, but he agreed to answer my questions because he is in possession of a proper understanding of the nature of a true teacher, a public figure whose work is ultimately for the benefit of the common good. I go to him every few months with my…

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Reagan taxes

Reagan taxes

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Those who oppose higher taxes and are fed up with record levels of U.S. debt may pine for Ronald Reagan, the patron saint of lower taxes and smaller government. But it s worth considering just what Reagan did - and didn t do - as lawmakers grapple with many of the same issues that their 1980s counterparts faced: a deep recession…

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Conservatives and Liberals

Conservatives and Liberals

For many years, liberals have enjoyed the benefit of considering politics as a preference , meaning that political choices do not require a logical basis such as what is good for the nation, and reflect the whim and will of the individual alone. If you — for example — find liberalism to be aesthetically more inspiring, why not vote for that? Nothing…

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Conservatives beliefs

Conservatives beliefs

Stephen Harper visited Vancouver Island in January 2014. Prime Minister Stephen Harper gestures while participating in a moderated question and answer session with the B.C. Chamber of Commerce in Vancouver on March 12, 2014. Up Next: Protesters Crash Harper Q&A A protestor holds a sign during an event with Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the…

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About Ben Carson

About Ben Carson

To give a taste as to what Carson’s book is all about, below are the 10 most popular quotes from “One Nation, ” ranked in descending order by number of readers highlights based on Amazon Kindle’s “popular highlights” feature: 1. ”The real key to staying cool and calm is to relinquish selfishness and always consider the feelings of others.” 2. ”[if we…

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