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Why do some liberals hate Appalachia? - Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 00:09

Why do some liberals hate Appalachia?
Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
Still, conservatives might want to keep an eye on this liberal debate over whether it's worth investing time in developing a rural agenda. That's because, historically, rural areas were actually bastions of a certain breed of liberalism. The ...

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Rewriting History: It's Nothing New - Fairfield Sun Times

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 19:00

Fairfield Sun Times

Rewriting History: It's Nothing New
Fairfield Sun Times
This outraged many liberals, including blogger Sean McElwee, who writes for a website called “The Moderate Voice.” In his column, “Elbert ... And thus, once again, the conservative voice is silenced — or at least slandered (I don't think Sen. Guillory ...

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Conservative activists in Palm Springs leave for redder states, frustrated with perception of Trump - The Desert Sun

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 16:47

The Desert Sun

Conservative activists in Palm Springs leave for redder states, frustrated with perception of Trump
The Desert Sun
Frustrated by what they see as the increasing hostility towards the Trump wing of the Republican Party in state and local politics, at least three conservative activists have left, or are planning to leave, Palm Springs for redder pastures. After years ...
California conservatives frustrated with perception of Trump move to TennesseeThe Commercial Appeal

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Who said it about race: David Brooks or Dinesh D'Souza? - Salon

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 16:02

Salon

Who said it about race: David Brooks or Dinesh D'Souza?
Salon
When it comes to thoughtful analysis on the sensitive subject of race, don't go looking in conservative op-eds. If you do, you'll find two equally Orwellian poles to their moral universe: the lowbrow “the left is racist” screeds of Dinesh D'Souza ...

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Trump or No Trump, Conservatives Stand to Make Major Gains Among Youth - National Monitor

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 15:05

National Monitor

Trump or No Trump, Conservatives Stand to Make Major Gains Among Youth
National Monitor
Earlier this month, Vu Le, a leading progressive funding voice, sounded the alarm, but publicly, at least, there's been no response from the ranks of major liberal foundations. Le argued that the problem isn't just with the volume of money, but the way ...

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No, we are not better than we think - Island Packet

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 13:27

No, we are not better than we think
Island Packet
This isn't about Democrats, Republicans, Independents, progressives or conservatives. I believe many who voted for Trump wanted a change, but not this. We have a president who can't lead so we must find solutions. Put pressure on your congressmen, and ...

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Take 6 Congressional Races. Add Gov. Cuomo. Stir the Pot. - New York Times

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 12:08

New York Times

Take 6 Congressional Races. Add Gov. Cuomo. Stir the Pot.
New York Times
Andrew M. Cuomo joined forces with Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, and declared in no uncertain terms that he would do whatever he could to help unseat six Republican members of New York's congressional delegation in next year's midterm ...

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How St. Louis Workers Won and Then Lost a Minimum-Wage Hike - The Atlantic

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 11:51

The Atlantic

How St. Louis Workers Won and Then Lost a Minimum-Wage Hike
The Atlantic
When so many cities are more liberal than the states in which they are located, progressive citizens who get preempted are effectively entitled to less self-determination. Municipal ... “Both Democratic and Republican governors have approved preemption ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Facing Boycott, Roger Stone Apologizes For Racial Slurs - The Daily Caller

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 11:31

EXCLUSIVE: Facing Boycott, Roger Stone Apologizes For Racial Slurs
The Daily Caller
Famed Republican political operative Roger Stone is apologizing for calling several prominent black Americans “negro” after marijuana activists threatened to boycott a marijuana convention at which Stone is scheduled to speak. Stone, a Trump confidant ...

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Arizona's Jeff Flake Fights For Conservatism's Future, And His Own - HuffPost

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 10:57

HuffPost

Arizona's Jeff Flake Fights For Conservatism's Future, And His Own
HuffPost
Early that morning, Flake, 54, left his home in Mesa, a Phoenix suburb, and traveled 120 miles south, to Tucson. The decision wasn't exactly surprising. For more than a year, Flake has been Trump's most consistent Republican critic, refusing to vote ...

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Reversal of Fortune in Peekskill as Democratic Primary is Set - The Examiner News

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 08:44

Reversal of Fortune in Peekskill as Democratic Primary is Set
The Examiner News
“This is an effort by the Republicans to present their candidates as progressives with Peekskill's best interests at heart, but they have already cost taxpayers thousands in lawsuits,” Rainey said. “If this is how they want to operate, it's a shame for ...

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GUEST COMMENTARY: The academic spirit is alive and well at MU - Columbia Missourian

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 07:04

GUEST COMMENTARY: The academic spirit is alive and well at MU
Columbia Missourian
Past graduates of the program have gone on to work for republicans and democrats and for organizations ranging from the conservative Intercollegiate Studies Institute to the progressive American Constitution Society. More importantly, they have been ...

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Arizona's Jeff Flake fights for conservatism's future, and his own - Yahoo News

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 05:00

Yahoo News

Arizona's Jeff Flake fights for conservatism's future, and his own
Yahoo News
But if Goldman is right — if Trump has shown that rank-and-file Republicans care more about putting “America First” than, say, reforming Medicare — then movement conservatism could be a thing of the past. (It's worth noting, as Democrats often do ...

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Trump Haters, Supporters, Neither, and Both - National Review

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 04:56

National Review

Trump Haters, Supporters, Neither, and Both
National Review
Unlike some Republican politicians who wished to be admired by cultural progressives, Trump prefers baiting the Left and its media appendages, as if to remind them that he prefers to overturn the entire progressive project of the last eight years — if ...

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How Trump Kills the GOP - New York Times

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 03:21

New York Times

How Trump Kills the GOP
New York Times
It's ironic that race was the issue that created the Republican Party and that race could very well be the issue that destroys it. The G.O.P. was founded to fight slavery, and through most of its history it had a decent record on civil rights. A ...
Which Divided Party Will Be the Last One Standing in '18?RealClearPolitics

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Spencer Swanson | How to save free speech at Penn - The Daily Pennsylvanian

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 21:57

Spencer Swanson | How to save free speech at Penn
The Daily Pennsylvanian
As both Republicans and Democrats become respectively more consistently conservative and seamlessly liberal, a growing ideological chasm is tearing apart the social fabric of our republic. Political polarization manifests in heatedly unproductive ...

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Democrats hype up leftist base, remain silent after violent antifa attack in Berkeley - Washington Times

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 19:58

Washington Times

Democrats hype up leftist base, remain silent after violent antifa attack in Berkeley
Washington Times
Democrats hype up leftist base, remain silent after violent antifa attack in Berkeley. Six injured after leftists swarm park, target police, .... hit to the University of California Berkeley from the Feb. 1 rioting against conservative Milo ...

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Ex-State Sen. Steve Lathrop plans to run for his old seat, challenging Merv Riepe - Omaha World-Herald

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 18:37

Omaha World-Herald

Ex-State Sen. Steve Lathrop plans to run for his old seat, challenging Merv Riepe
Omaha World-Herald
LINCOLN — A former state legislative heavyweight, Omaha attorney Steve Lathrop, announced his intention Monday to recapture his old seat representing the Millard and Ralston areas. Lathrop, who was prevented from running for re-election in 2014 due to ...

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United States Cannabis Coalition: Stone and Morgan Cultivate Bipartisan Group - Marijuana.com (blog)

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 16:48

United States Cannabis Coalition: Stone and Morgan Cultivate Bipartisan Group
Marijuana.com (blog)
According to the press release, “Both Stone and Morgan said the new coalition which includes a cross section of Republicans, Democrats, Conservatives, Liberals, Libertarians, and Progressives would also urge the President to change the classification ...

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Corey Stewart Argues Democrats Have a Particular Obligation to Condemn “Antifa.” Is He Right? - Blue Virginia (press release) (blog)

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 12:43

Blue Virginia (press release) (blog)

Corey Stewart Argues Democrats Have a Particular Obligation to Condemn “Antifa.” Is He Right?
Blue Virginia (press release) (blog)
Tim Kaine, they are actually HOSTILE to almost everything Democrats believe in (e.g., government, capitalism, liberal democracy, non-violent expression of protected speech…). So why ... Now, Corey Stewart would probably argue the “both sides” false ...

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