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Conservative Principles

How Republicans Are Blocking Local Minimum Wage Hikes

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.25.2016 | Politics

Republicans in the Alabama legislature apparently don't trust the state's cities and towns to govern themselves, at least when it comes to the minimum...

Republicans Need to Examine Their Core Principles Before Its Too Late

Matt Jones | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Matt Jones

If we are unable or unwilling to look deeply at ourselves, it is possible that we will be relegated to watch from the sidelines as democrats enact their principles across the country.

Is the Republican Party Even Relevant?

Matt Jones | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Matt Jones

The people I work with have real problems and are yearning for real solutions -- and our politicians are failing them. The Republican Party needs to begin to address the needs of people like them if it wants to become relevant again. And yet, despite my current disillusions, I still consider myself a Republican.

Voting Rights: Americans Died for It, the Free World Admires It, the Supreme Court Should Preserve It

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

To uphold standing for a litigant whose record is so bad that it would be swept in under any law implies that those who would uphold Alabama in this case effectively oppose all voting rights for any Americans.

Liberal Principles II: People Are Political Animals

Linda Hirshman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Hirshman

Like the centrism that fueled the Clinton years, minimalism is a philosophy for losers. Democrats were sure losers in those years, so they were probably well-served by a philosophy for losers.

Liberal Principles

Linda Hirshman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Hirshman

Liberals have a path out of Egypt. But if our principles are still unbaked or minimalized, it will be another long trip. As the warthog said in The Lion King, "Put your behind in the past."