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Britain's May tackles education, appeals to Brexit voters
LONDON (Reuters) - Setting her sights on making Britain "the world's great meritocracy", Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled reforms to widen opportunity in schools on Friday in an appeal to "frustrated" Britons who voted to leave the EU.
18 points by Reuters | School United Kingdom Conservatism Thomson Reuters Reuters High school Grammar school Education
Will Angela Merkel's party bounce back?
A right-wing, anti-immigration party defeats Merkel's CDU in her home state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania.
692 points by Al Jazeera English | New Zealand Chancellor of Germany Conservatism Democracy Welfare state Angela Merkel Denmark Reactionary
Millennials are more conservative than Boomers or Gen Xers were at their age, study finds
National polls suggest millennials will vote for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by large margins in November, but that doesn’t mean millennials lean further to the left than young people of previous generations.   On the contrary, according to a new study, a larger percentage of millennials identified as...
1638 points by Los Angeles Times | Generation Y Conservatism Liberalism Republican Party Sociology Centre-right Political party Politics
Republicans and Democrats can’t even agree about how they disagree
One party is zealous about ideology. One party is fighting for its constituents' interests.
233 points by The Washington Post | Democratic Party Republican Party International Democrat Union Joe Biden Ronald Reagan George W. Bush John McCain Conservatism
Gary Johnson op-ed: The two-party system has failed
Shortly after drafting the Massachusetts Constitution, John Adams expressed his greatest fear for the nation: "There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader ... This ... is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil."
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Fiscal conservatism Republican Party George W. Bush Libertarianism President of the United States Conservatism in the United States Political party Conservatism
Conservative activist, author Phyllis Schlafly dies at 92
Phyllis Schlafly, the outspoken conservative activist who helped defeat the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s and founded the Eagle Forum political group, has died. She was 92.Schlafly’s family was with her when she died Monday afternoon of cancer at her home in St. Louis, her son John Schlafly sa...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Equal Rights Amendment Conservatism Eagle Forum Phyllis Schlafly Right-wing politics Human rights Ronald Reagan National Organization for Women
Letter: Cady for state representative
Cady for state repI’m writing to express my respect and gratitude to Harriet Cady for a lifetime of service in New Hampshire, especially in working to preserve and enhance our right to know what our government is doing. Harriet is running again for state representative. Her wealth of knowledge at th...
2 points by Concord Monitor | New Hampshire Massachusetts Conservatism New England United States Vermont Republican Party French Revolution
Anti-feminist icon Phyllis Schlafly dies at 92
Phyllis Schlafly helped defeat the Equal Rights Amendment.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Equal Rights Amendment Conservatism Eagle Forum Phyllis Schlafly Ronald Reagan St. Louis Missouri Right-wing politics Republican Party
Primary survey: 3 GOP House incumbents face two challengers in Weare, Deering
Gary HopperParty: RepublicanAge: 59Town of residence: WeareOccupation: grandfatherIncumbent? If so, how many terms? 6+Do you support . . .Commuter rail funding? NoProviding more state money for higher education? NoPro-gun legislation, such as constitutional carry? YesReauthorizing Medicaid expansion...
5 points by Concord Monitor | Minimum wage Employment Conservatism Public transport Wage Hippocratic Oath United States Constitution Commuter rail
A key problem on health care for Republicans: Opposition from across the caucus
A look at partisanship and voting patterns among the dissenters.
-1 points by The Washington Post | United States Congress Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Conservatism Bill Clinton Voting President of the United States Caucus White House
Germany aims to deport record number of rejected asylum seekers in 2017
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany deported a record 80,000 migrants denied asylum last year and that figure will rise again in 2017, a top official said, as Chancellor Angela Merkel seeks to win back conservative voters before elections in September.
58 points by Reuters | Reuters Christian Democratic Union Australia Thomson Reuters Canada Refugee Angela Merkel Conservatism
Simply stated, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is steadfast and surprising
It was a horrific case. A female student had been gang-raped by football players being recruited by the University of Colorado. Now, her lawyers were trying to hold the university partly responsible, arguing it had created a hostile environment for women. A lower court had already rejected their...
280 points by Chicago Tribune | Appellate court Supreme Court of the United States Supreme court Conservatism Appeal Trial court District court Judge
This, dear white people, is how to look like a snowflake
Everybody loves free speech, it seems — and just about everybody also knows someone they wish would just hush up. That's an old saying that I just made up. It came to mind amid some of the protests that have been busting out all over Donald Trump's America. Back in the 1960s, progressive college...
2956 points by Chicago Tribune | White people Conservatism Donald Trump Left-wing politics Centre-right Political spectrum Protest Racism
Stephen Colbert's anti-Trump experiment is starting to work
The “Late Show” host is gaining on Jimmy Fallon, who treats the president more gently.
60549 points by The Washington Post | Conan O'Brien The Colbert Report Stephen Colbert Jon Stewart Stephen Colbert George W. Bush Talk show Conservatism
Even coffee shops are political now
In the coffee shop where I am typing, the Band is playing over the speakers (first “Atlantic City,” then “The Weight”). On the wall across from me, there is a framed piece of muslin sackcloth printed with the words “Café de El Salvador.” Baristas hand out wooden chips for customers to deposit in...
72 points by Los Angeles Times | Starbucks Howard Schultz Coffee Coffeehouse Espresso Right-wing politics Political philosophy Conservatism
Finley: Left bites Ivanka’s liberal hand
Nolan Finley wonders why liberals are attacking Ivanka Trump, their one possible friend in the White House        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Ivanka Trump Conservatism Donald Trump Al Gore George W. Bush Liberalism Global warming Trump Organization
Bloomberg: Anti-Trump movement can learn from the 1960s
Political theater, democracy “in the streets” – it’s supposed to feel like the 1960s again.The high so far was likely the impassioned but mostly orderly march in Washington the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration. Drawing a half-million people, it included a broad range of participants. The low ca...
3 points by Concord Monitor | Conservatism in the United States Ronald Reagan Voting Rights Act Conservatism Protest Conservative People's Party African American Civil disobedience
Trump should back ‘Right To Try’
Among the many draft executive orders floating around the White House, one stands out as likely to win cheers across the political spectrum: a “Right To Try” order to let terminally ill people take medications that the Food and Drug Administration hasn’t yet OK’d. President Trump was quite clear on the thinking last week: “One...
402 points by New York Post | Pharmacology President of the United States Political spectrum Conservatism Illness Pharmaceutical drug White House Left-wing politics
Stephen Miller: A key engineer for Trump’s ‘America first’ agenda
The 31-year-old top adviser to President Trump began building a conservative foundation as a teen in liberal Southern California. Miller is one of the leading advocates of the executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority nations, and he wrote some of Trump’s most strident campaign speeches.
11594 points by The Washington Post | Santa Monica California Liberalism Conservatism Nationalism Donald Trump Student newspaper White House
Letter: Leave statues out of it
Leave statues out of itI haven’t written a letter to the editor in at least 35 years, but in catching up on past Monitors I ran across the picture of Daniel Webster wearing a red equality T-shirt and a pink “pussyhat” in the Jan. 22 newspaper and it infuriated me. This comes pretty close to defacing...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Political spectrum English-language films New Hampshire Daniel Webster Common law Conservatism New England Ralph Waldo Emerson
New blow for Australian leader as conservative quits to form new party
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was left teetering on the brink of a minority government on Tuesday when a prominent lawmaker quit to form a new conservative party, more bad news as Turnbull's popularity ratings plumb new lows.
-2 points by Reuters | Liberalism Liberal Party of Australia Conservatism Centre-right Australian Labor Party Australia Julia Gillard Australian federal election 2007
Robots could take 250,000 public sector jobs by 2030, think tank warns
Robots could soon replace up to 90 percent of the British government’s administrative staff, sparking fears of mass unemployment across the economy. Read Full Article at RT.com
521 points by Russia Today | David Cameron Conservative Party United Kingdom Artificial intelligence Government Conservatism Revolution Natural language processing
Australian PM under threat from party split as shift to the right grows
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A prominent member of Australia's government is set to defect to form his own conservative party, media reported on Monday, further evidence of a shift towards the right that is weakening Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's already tenuous grip on power.
299 points by Reuters | Centre-right Conservatism Liberalism Australian Labor Party Political spectrum Liberal Party of Australia Australia Right-wing politics
Russia, Turkey, Iran discuss Syria ceasefire implementation in Astana
ASTANA (Reuters) - Experts from Russia, Turkey, Iran and the United Nations have started a technical meeting in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana, to discuss in detail the implementation of the Syrian ceasefire agreement, Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
108 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters News agency Investment Conservatism Finance Mutual fund Hedge fund
The budget speech Gov. Wolf could give

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Tax Public finance Pension Conservatism Campaign finance in the United States Deficit Campaign finance reform Government debt
How Phyllis Schlafly gave us Sarah Palin
The death of anti-feminist activist Phyllis Schlafly on Monday brought commiserations from the GOP ticket. Donald Trump tweeted that she was "truly great." Mike Pence called her "the First Lady of the Conservative Movement." Pence wasn't exaggerating.
337 points by CNN | Equal Rights Amendment National Organization for Women Feminism Women's rights Eagle Forum Conservatism Republican Party Woman
Trump election continues to reverberate at U-M
Multiple protests — both against Trump and his policies — have been held at the Diag since the election        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Conservatism Jesse Jackson Gary Hart Liberalism Donald Trump Michigan Michigan Stadium University
This quote from Donald Trump's top strategist will frighten small-government Republicans
Again: Donald Trump wants to spend heavily. Are Republicans going to go along with it?
621 points by The Washington Post | Republican Party Fiscal conservatism Barack Obama Conservatism President of the United States Ronald Reagan Democratic Party Deficit hawk
Twitter accused of bias in right-wing crackdown
Conservatives say Twitter has a double standard checking bad behavior.         
13857 points by Arizona Republic | Twitter Political spectrum Conservatism Abuse Left-wing politics Right-wing politics Liberalism Bullying
How DePaul students missed out on a timely lesson about Trump
Tough talk, ugly speech — you've heard it all year from Donald Trump. His politically incorrect style of communication is everywhere, but it's harder to find on the campus of DePaul University, where the administration blocked another appearance by a controversial conservative speaker. Here's what...
802 points by Chicago Tribune | Dennis H. Holtschneider DePaul University Freedom of speech First Amendment to the United States Constitution Conservatism French Revolution Political spectrum Norman Finkelstein
Judge to IRS: ‘Strong showing’ of Tea Party bias
The judge wrote that a group suing the IRS "has made a strong showing of a likelihood of success" on its claim that its free speech rights were violated.         
335 points by Arizona Republic | Tea Party protests Lawsuit Internal Revenue Service The Tea Party George W. Bush Tea Conservatism Income tax in the United States
Judge to IRS: ‘Strong showing’ on Tea Party bias claim
The judge wrote that a group suing the IRS "has made a strong showing of a likelihood of success" on its claim that its free speech rights ...       
335 points by USA Today | Tea Party protests Lawsuit Internal Revenue Service The Tea Party George W. Bush Tea Conservatism Income tax in the United States
Harris defeated in race for Republican Study Committee
North Carolina Rep. Mark Walker was elected Thursday to lead an influential caucus of House conservatives, denying Maryland Rep. Andy Harris a shot at the job and the chance to help craft the party's message.    Walker, in his first term, was elected chairman of the Republican Study Committee on...
7 points by Baltimore Sun | United States House of Representatives Legislatures United States Democratic Party Donald Trump Maryland United States House Committee on Appropriations Conservatism
For President-elect Donald Trump, 'draining the swamp' won't be so easy: 60-Second Know-It-All (video)
Once you get past the marquee names at the top, this administration may end up looking a lot like Republican administrations of the past. Watch video Associated Press  CLEVELAND, Ohio - President-elect Donald Trump's assumption of the reins of power has hit a few snags, stemming partly from his transition team's late start and partly from the ongoing existential debate over this administration's central existential debate: how will the traditional conservatives and the alt-right firebrands share power? From former Breitbart News chief Steve Bannon's appointment as Trump's chief strategist on down to his likely selection of climate-change skeptic Myron Ebell as the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency, there will be many marquee names from the fringe right to add color and set the tone for this administration. But Trump's chief of staff will be Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee and as mainstream a conservative as you'll find. That also sets a tone. And with potentially more than four thousand government posts to fill, the likelihood is that once you get past the marquee names at the top, this administration will end up looking less like the free-swinging, loose-cannon Trump presidential campaign and more like Republican administrations of the past. The 60-Second Know-It-All Project is an Emmy-winning series of informational videos produced by Plain Dealer graphic and video artist William Neff, with sound design and creative collaboration from Plain Dealer photo and sound editor Jon Fobes. You can follow the entire series on our YouTube playlist or by giving our Facebook page a like! // (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.5"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); // ]]> The 60 Second Know it All Project
76 points by The Plain Dealer | Republican Party Conservatism Donald Trump Democratic Party Marquee Club President of the United States French Revolution Republican National Committee
Twitter suspends several alt-right accounts
Twitter has suspended the accounts of several prominent members of the so-called "alt-right" in an apparent crack down on accounts tied to hate speech or threats of violence ...
86 points by Las Vegas Sun | Twitter Abuse Associated Press White House Chief Technology Officer of the United States Joss Whedon Donald Trump Conservatism
Donald Trump is what happens when the media chooses ideology over facts
Fact-checkers have weighed in time and again on the Trump campaign, and – no surprise here — Donald J. Trump doesn't tell the truth. Politifact rates 70% of his statements as somewhere between “mostly false” and “pants on fire.” CNN has taken to checking his speeches in real time, flashing corrections...
808 points by Los Angeles Times | Conservatism Right-wing politics Mass media Centre-right French Revolution Political spectrum Liberalism Left-wing politics
Why Liberals don’t get ‘Hamilton’
"To embrace Hamilton is to embrace a liberal outlook on the world that even conservatives can tolerate, and sometimes vice versa."
296 points by New York Post | Liberalism Liberal English-language films Conservatism Liberalism worldwide French Revolution Liberty Right-wing politics
Phyllis Schlafly, ‘First Lady’ of a Political March to the Right, Dies at 92
Angered by the cultural transformations of the 1960s, Mrs. Schlafly led grass-roots campaigns against Communism, abortion and the Equal Rights Amendment.
50984 points by The New York Time | Phyllis Schlafly Equal Rights Amendment National Organization for Women Eagle Forum Conservatism Richard Nixon Ronald Reagan Conservatism in the United States
Egyptian statue altered after complaints it symbolized sexual harassment, dominant military
The ancient pyramids have remained untouched for thousands of years, but a provincial governor in Egypt has demanded that a newer statue undergo changes before being unveiled, following claims that it represents sexual harassment. Read Full Article at RT.com
194 points by Russia Today | Sculpture Conservatism Woman George Strait Peasant Sexual harassment Sexuality Daily Express
Schlafly’s influence lives on in Trump’s candidacy
Rest in peace, Phyllis Schlafly. I respected her for her leadership skills, even when she campaigned against almost all of the causes …
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Equal Rights Amendment Ronald Reagan Conservatism John McCain Lyndon B. Johnson Eagle Forum Phyllis Schlafly Richard Nixon
Four lessons from the alt-right's D.C. coming-out party
How different are the alt-right and social conservatives?
406 points by The Washington Post | Republican Party Conservatism Social conservatism Donald Trump Ivana Trump George W. Bush Paleoconservatism Fred Trump
Donald Trump speaks at funeral for Phyllis Schlafly
The Republican nominee said Schlafly was “there for me when it was not at all fashionable.”
517 points by Daily News | Centre-right Eagle Forum Antifeminism Donald Trump French Revolution Phyllis Schlafly Conservatism Republican Party
Musicians, orchestra continue labor talks beyond Sept. 12
Musicians and management of the Philadelphia Orchestra have agreed to continue talking for an unspecified period beyond the end of the current labor deal, which had been set to expire at 12:01 a.m. Monday.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Vice president Orchestra Abuse Contract Bullying Defamation Conservatism Obscenity
Donald Trump eulogizes conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly
Eric DuVallST. LOUIS, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Donald Trump offered a eulogy at the funeral of pioneering conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly on Saturday, telling mourners, "a movement has lost its hero."
29 points by UPI | United Press International Equal Rights Amendment News World Communications International News Service William Randolph Hearst Eagle Forum Conservatism National Organization for Women
Trump pledges bigger voice for religious voters
GOP nominee wants to get rid of 'Johnson amendment.'       
7432 points by USA Today | Democratic Party Lyndon B. Johnson Richard Nixon President of the United States George W. Bush Conservatism Supreme Court of the United States Thomas Jefferson