Category Archives: Conservatism

Atlas Shrugged, eyed nearest exit

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Praise Bieber, this is delicious. Ayn Rand took government assistance while decrying others who did the same An interview with Evva Pryror, a social worker and consultant to Miss Rand’s law firm of Ernst, Cane, Gitlin and Winick verified that on Miss Rand’s behalf she secured Rand’s Social Security and Medicare payments which Ayn received [...]

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Lest the hen stop baking for the world

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Jonathan Chait wrote a piece about Ayn Rand and the American Right that reenforces a lot of what we already know (the Right sees the world as being divided into ‘producers’ and ‘leaches,’) but also offers some interesting anecdotes. Pat Toomey, the former president of the Club for Growth and a Republican candidate for the [...]

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Rich white man declares victory for feminism

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Here is Ross Douthat explaining why a billionaire, anti-choice zealots, and right-wing extremists hijacking U.S. politics is a victory for vaginas everywhere. When historians set out to date the moment when the women’s movement of the 1970s officially consolidated its gains, they could do worse than settle on last Tuesday’s primaries. I’ll give him points [...]

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What We Can Learn From Conservatives About Winning in Politics: Parts 2 & 3

Part 1Part II: Learning from How Conservatives Push Their Cultural Worldview As we saw in the previous post, the entire conservative movement was organized around the single goal of changing the country’s dominant worldview, weaning it away from liberal assumptions about how the world works, and teaching Americans to assign meaning to the world using [...]

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What Progressives Can Learn From Conservatives About Winning in Politics | AlterNet

What We Can Learn From Conservatives About Winning in Politics | AlterNet Great article by Sara Robinson from TomPaine.com. I would recommend this article as a follow-up to those of you who have read Matt Bai’s The Argument. Progressives consistently get their asses handed to them by Conservatives because they insist upon competing within the [...]

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