Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Tag: conservatives

Five New Year’s Resolutions for Cognitively-Deprived Conservatives

Many conservatives shy away from the facts, but a willingness to consider them would be a good way to start 2016.

Left-Right Fandom: Putin’s the Man, Bestriding the World Stage

What other widely celebrated world leader draws such praise not just from conservative circles (Limbaugh, Drudge, Breitbart, Palin, PC Roberts) but adulation from the left side as well. For leftists who staunchly hate the west's imperial militarism, Putin is the hero battling the west ("noble" for journalist Finian Cunningham), the strongest moral and political bulwark against the spreading Evil Empire.

What I Learned on My Red State Book Tour

While Robert Reich's intent was to put into practice what he teaches, "the best way to learn is to talk with people who disagree with you," here is what he actually learned from red America while on his book tour.

Debate Mendacity Even Shocks Conservatives

Republican presidential candidates seem free to bend, twist and shred the truth at will—for instance, take the free-for-all CNBC debate. They all got away with prevaricating about themselves, their policies and their opponents.

Pope Francis Is an Honest Conservative, Not a Liberal (Video)

While some American conservatives are angry at the Pope for not being far enough right on some issues and joining in their delusions, the Pope is far from " liberal” in American politics. This suggests fascist strains in American.

With House Passage of Extreme 20-Week Abortion Ban, GOP Continues Assault...

The Republican-controlled House just recently approved a bill that bans most abortions after 20 weeks. The assault on women and their reproductive rights continues at the hands of the GOP.

How to Become a Conservative in Four Embarrassing Steps

Conservatives often turn to denial, dismissal, and/or belligerence through delusional thinking and a lack of empathy. We are living in a conservative-controlled nation—here are four reasons we are moving closer to a world of trouble for our children.

Republican Scott Walker Pitches a Possible Syria War to Make Us...

Scott Walker, the GOP hopeful, is using the idea of a ground war in Syria as an attractive campaign promise. But what does he think Americans will gain from a Syria war launched by the leader of Wisconsin?

The New Compassionate Conservatism and Trickle-Down Economics

Republican policies have nudged it toward big gains at the top and stagnation for everyone else. When will the leading Republican hopefuls recognize the economy has to work for everyone and not just a few?

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The Right’s grotesque, negative learning curve is steadily demolishing its national brand

For a white nationalist base obsessed with “losing its country” (and dominance) to outsiders and non-whites, won’t chronic, severe political whoppers achieve exactly its worst fear?

Hundreds of activists arrested in DC during “Moral Monday”

“I am not afraid, I will fight for liberation cause I know why I was made. I am not afraid.”

The far right’s new-old war on women

From the Trumpists who attacked the U.S. Capitol to far-right populists in Europe, insecurities about women are a major ideological motivation that often goes underappreciated. Mainstream conservatives, in particular, should be wary of the role that gender issues play in opening the door to extremists.

‘This looks like the Exxon infrastructure bill’: Bipartisan deal omits key climate protections

“An infrastructure bill that doesn’t prevent a full-blown climate catastrophe by funding a swift transition to renewable energy would kill millions of Americans.”

Climate crisis has cost Colorado billions—now it wants oil firms to pick up the...

ExxonMobil and Suncor face lawsuits in the western state but big oil’s apologists say the U.S. consumer is to blame for emissions.