Never lend money to a conservative. That's one conclusion to be drawn from recent attacks on Social Security by Bloomberg View columnists Megan McArdle and Ramesh Ponnuru. Apparently promises, even legally executed ones, don't mean much to their crowd.
His plan for forcing colleges to publicize more information and regulate the cost of college fits well with Obama's plans for greater scrutiny of universities. I wonder if Hanson and his conservative friends know that.
Peeved that they couldn't deny LGBT Americans marriage equality, lawmakers in Indiana, Oklahoma, North Carolina and a couple of other Republican controlled states cooked up a plan to prevent same sex couples from getting wedding cakes, flowers, doves... and pizza.
Understanding conservative political lunacy is truly the holy grail! So come on, let's take a look. How clever of the Monty Python comedy troupe to have predicted back in 1969 why today's manly conservatives are so homophobic.
People laugh when I profess my love of Applebee's. My liberal friends make fun of me because it's a chain restaurant. My conservative friends laugh because it goes against stereotype.
So, are college campuses centers of liberal indoctrination, as critics claim, or is this another tired cliché from conservatives that is repeated more often than it is verified?
Although Jeb Bush is a typical right-wing Republican, he will attempt to soften his image and portray himself as a "compassionate" conservative, as did his brother in 2000.
In truth, one must apply to be gay once the decision to be homosexual has been made. The process is similar to applying to college. You supply background information, transcripts, and fill out an essay.
Last week, I argued that the judicial restraint long advocated by conservatives has its roots in the Progressive era, drawing upon Professor John McGinnis' recent paper, The Duty of Clarity, in support of my arguments.
Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz has announced his candidacy for President of the United States. While critics, including some in his own party, dismiss him, Cruz is a smart, shrewd and brash politician. He is also arrogant, self-confident and power-hungry.
Conservatives believe that Israel's Likud defeated the liberal Zionist Union. But the evidence shows that's not the case. Benjamin Netanyahu was able to pick up 12 more seats, almost entirely at the expense of other conservative parties, with a shift to the right.
Such restraint has led judges to rubber-stamp patently protectionist regulations, uphold the bulldozing of entire neighborhoods for private economic development, and rationalize their way into upholding Obamacare's individual mandate as a "tax."
It is the case that the benefits of foreign aid are evident in themselves and something that we should commit to, but more so we need to ensure that the poorest people in the world receive the aid they need.
In a majority of cases, Roberts and the other conservatives have ruled against the Obama administration's position on the big ticket issues of voting rights, affirmative action, corporate and property rights, and union and environmental protections. Their assault has had little to do with the law, and everything to do with politics and ideology.
While some people will remain opposed to same-sex couples getting married -- just as a dwindling handful still oppose interracial marriage -- every sign exists that marriage will go away as a political issue. Most conservatives, even dedicated culture warriors, will simply move on. The marriage issue isn't going to turn into a replay of the abortion issue.
Texas and California are frequently used to epitomize America's red and blue divide, but they're not actually the most partisan states when considering how the population votes in congressional elections.