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Meet the Moderates - Governing

Google News - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 03:06

Governing

Meet the Moderates
Governing
When a Republican and Democrat from Washington state recently announced a new group called Washington Independents, they did something that in today's aggressively partisan age is positively radical: They seized the political center. The new group ...

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Dems' bad bet on Franken and other comments - New York Post

Google News - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 19:48

New York Post

Dems' bad bet on Franken and other comments
New York Post
Democrats willing to keep men accused of sexual harassment and assault in office in order advance “feminist” legislation overlooks the fact that “even a new partial standard that senators are not allowed to get away with it would be a large political ...

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The populist mask is slipping for Trump and the GOP - Washington Post

Google News - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 19:47

Washington Post

The populist mask is slipping for Trump and the GOP
Washington Post
When President Barack Obama was in office, conservatives waxed hysterical about the horrors of deficits by way of limiting government's ability to help the needy or expand health insurance coverage. They spoke over and over about how terrible it was to ...

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GOP's court-packing spree: It's only the beginning - Salon

Google News - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 12:06

Salon

GOP's court-packing spree: It's only the beginning
Salon
But if one leading conservative judicial activist gets his way, that will only be the beginning. Federalist Society founder and board chair Steven Calabresi has written a memo (along with recent graduate Shams Hirji) calling on congressional ...

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How Not to Debate the Tax Plan - Jacobin magazine

Google News - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 11:15

How Not to Debate the Tax Plan
Jacobin magazine
The tax bill that just passed in the Senate was the brainchild of the Republican leadership. For decades the party has been pushing a plan to redistribute society's resources into as few hands as possible. Senate Democrats — and the constituents who ...

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Rumble in the 2nd House District a good thing | Editorial - NJ.com

Google News - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 08:43

NJ.com

Rumble in the 2nd House District a good thing | Editorial
NJ.com
A good thing about iconoclasts like Guardian and Van Drew is that they will surely draw primary competitors who hew more to traditional party lines. Tanzie Youngblood, a retired teacher from Woolwich Township, is poised to mine support from ...

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Libertarians and the Authoritarian Right - Reason

Google News - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 08:02

Reason

Libertarians and the Authoritarian Right
Reason
In contrast to conservatives, so-called liberal Democrats typically applaud court interference with legislatures, including Congress. (Remember, among others, Brown v. Board of Education and Roe v. Wade.) So who are the democrats and who are the anti ...

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Will anyone challenge Trump's enablers? - Las Vegas Sun

Google News - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 05:03

Washington Post

Will anyone challenge Trump's enablers?
Las Vegas Sun
They are ecstatic about his filling the judiciary with his, and their, allies. Progressives cannot be asked to pretend this isn't happening. We're a long way from a “truce.” It is an unfortunate fact that the corruption Trump exemplifies has seeped ...
Dionne: Who will challenge Trump's enablers?Columbus Alive

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Who will challenge Trump's enablers? - The Herald-Times

Google News - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 00:08

Washington Post

Who will challenge Trump's enablers?
The Herald-Times
... emergency Trump represents and "unite around a political program based on the protection of American democracy and democratic institutions." I could not agree more. As a liberal, I salute the anti-Trump conservatives (most of them writers) who ...
EJ Dionne: Who will challenge Trump's enablers? (Gazette)Charleston Gazette-Mail

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Conservatives despise the Ivy Leagues, and with good reason - Miami Herald

Google News - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 14:31

Miami Herald

Conservatives despise the Ivy Leagues, and with good reason
Miami Herald
Conservative speakers of various stripes are being harassed and excluded with increasing frequency. “Today, on many college campuses, it is liberals trying to repress conservative ideas,” noted former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a Harvard ...

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Liberals are the new conservatives - Salon

Google News - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 10:03

Salon

Liberals are the new conservatives
Salon
Since college, I have thought of myself as a man of the moderate left — a liberal in the tradition of Jimmy Carter or Jesse Jackson — but it turns out that I am a conservative. I am a conservative because I want to defend America against the hostile ...

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Alabama Senate candidate Jones reaches out to black voters - Miami Herald

Google News - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 03:40

TIME

Alabama Senate candidate Jones reaches out to black voters
Miami Herald
Jones is attempting to be the first Democrat elected to the U.S. Senate from Alabama in 25 years, but it's an uphill fight. An attorney with working-class roots, he's a white Democrat in a state controlled by conservative white Republicans. To win ...
Democratic group attacks Roy Moore without disclosing donorsAL.com
How the GOP has already hijacked the Alabama electionSalon
Letters to Editor about Roy Moore: 'I have a daughter… But I also have a son'Yellowhammer News

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Jones trying to boost black turnout in Alabama Senate race - Sacramento Bee

Google News - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 20:24

The New Yorker

Jones trying to boost black turnout in Alabama Senate race
Sacramento Bee
Jones is attempting to be the first Democrat elected to the U.S. Senate from Alabama in 25 years, but it's an uphill fight. An attorney with working-class roots, he's a white Democrat in a state controlled by conservative white Republicans. To win ...
Democratic group attacks Roy Moore without disclosing donorsAL.com
How the GOP has already hijacked the Alabama electionSalon
Letters to Editor about Roy Moore: 'I have a daughter… But I also have a son'Yellowhammer News

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Senate Democrats may have a wrenching decision to make in the GOP tax fight - Washington Post

Google News - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 16:01

Washington Post

Senate Democrats may have a wrenching decision to make in the GOP tax fight
Washington Post
Some progressive activists are resisting that idea, arguing that “yes” votes from Senate Democrats would risk lending a veneer of bipartisanship to a bill based on conservative ideology that was crafted without any Democratic input. Sens. Marco Rubio ...
GOP donors in New York sour on party's tax planWashington Examiner
Slowik: Here's how Illinois should respond to the GOP's tax breaks for the richChicago Tribune
Trump tax bill 'one giant hit job' on New Jersey, Menendez saysNJ.com
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Hoover as the father of New Deal liberalism and modern conservatism - Washington Post

Google News - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 15:19

Washington Post

Hoover as the father of New Deal liberalism and modern conservatism
Washington Post
Hence, it was a Republican who opened the awful Pandora's box to big government. It doesn't stop there. While Hoover called himself a liberal for years, the term gradually became, in Whyte's words, “distorted in common parlance to describe people ...

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Why conservatives don't love the Ivies - The Denver Post

Google News - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 14:01

Why conservatives don't love the Ivies
The Denver Post
First is the obvious progressive tilt in universities, especially elite universities. At Harvard, for example, undergraduate students overwhelmingly identify as progressive or liberal and the faculty overwhelmingly gives to the Democratic Party. Even ...

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Democratic group attacks Roy Moore without disclosing donors - Washington Post

Google News - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 10:46

Washington Post

Democratic group attacks Roy Moore without disclosing donors
Washington Post
But in a state where out-of-state interference is seen as poisonous by many voters, the true identity of the donors to Highway 31, which exists to support Democratic candidate Doug Jones, has been carefully shielded from Alabama voters by legally ...
How the GOP has already hijacked the Alabama electionSalon

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Teaching Anthropology in a Red State - Inside Higher Ed

Google News - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 03:05

Inside Higher Ed

Teaching Anthropology in a Red State
Inside Higher Ed
Still, both the panel members gathered to address teaching anthropology in red states and other conference attendees acknowledged that breaking down the discourse on higher education into liberal versus conservative, or Republican versus Democrat ...

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GOP donors in New York sour on party's tax plan - Washington Examiner

Google News - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 00:10

Washington Examiner

GOP donors in New York sour on party's tax plan
Washington Examiner
The unfolding package is a disappointing development for many donors and voters, who are socially moderate to progressive and affiliate with the Republicans primarily because of the party's conservative approach to economics and foreign policy ...
Trump tax bill 'one giant hit job' on New Jersey, Menendez saysNJ.com
Facing tax vote in Senate, Trump seizes on cultural fightsPBS NewsHour
Obamacare Repeal Failed, But Tax Cuts Will Probably Pass. Here's Why.New York Magazine

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OPINION: Spare me your labels, please! - Petoskey News-Review

Google News - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 19:34

OPINION: Spare me your labels, please!
Petoskey News-Review
If a person with an association with the Democratic party wants to refer to a person of the Republican party, the actual word likely to be used is "conservative" or maybe "right wing" rather than Republican and that will also usually be used as a ...

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