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The Left vs. Right Partisan Divide

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How Did We Become Post-Liberal? Introduction.

How Did We Become Post-Liberal?

No, Liberal Lefties are Not Right-Wing. Left-wing liberals who are opposed to the identity politics developments on the left increasingly find ourselves accused of being right wing, referred to as “right wing” and scornfully urged to admit that we are right wing by identitarian lefties.

No, Liberal Lefties are Not Right-Wing

No. Because that is not true. At Yale, we conducted an experiment to turn conservatives into liberals. The results say a lot about our political divisions. (Getty Images) When my daughter was growing up, she often wanted to rush off to do fun things with her friends — get into the water at the beach, ride off on her bike — without taking the proper safety precautions first.

At Yale, we conducted an experiment to turn conservatives into liberals. The results say a lot about our political divisions.

I’d have to stop her in her tracks to first put on the sunscreen, or her bike helmet and knee pads, with her standing there impatiently. “Safety first, fun second,” was my mantra. Culture & Politics. There is an old Will Rogers quip: “I am not a member of any organized political party… I am a Democrat.”

Culture & Politics

Relative to Rogers’ time, the Democratic Party of today is much more organized. But here’s the catch: it is currently being organized into two different parties. Roughly speaking, these two sides could be characterized as the “populist wing” and the “establishment wing” of the party, but even the divide’s terminology is a point of controversy between the feuding sides. The party’s left wing, for example, wants to call the conflict the “left-liberal divide.” Mark Lilla Vs. Identity Politics. Not a Very P.C. Thing to Say. How the language police are perverting liberalism.

Not a Very P.C. Thing to Say

On Political Correctness - William Deresiewicz. Essays - Spring 2017 Print.

On Political Correctness - William Deresiewicz

I Was Trained for the Culture Wars in Home School, Awaiting Someone Like Mike Pence as a Messiah. I was working the polls on election day, handing people ballots and explaining how to fill them out properly.

I Was Trained for the Culture Wars in Home School, Awaiting Someone Like Mike Pence as a Messiah

Bernie’s Army Is Running for Congress. Political Polarization in the American Public. How Increasing Ideological Uniformity and Partisan Antipathy Affect Politics, Compromise and Everyday Life Republicans and Democrats are more divided along ideological lines – and partisan antipathy is deeper and more extensive – than at any point in the last two decades.

Political Polarization in the American Public

These trends manifest themselves in myriad ways, both in politics and in everyday life. And a new survey of 10,000 adults nationwide finds that these divisions are greatest among those who are the most engaged and active in the political process. Explore interactive version of this data The overall share of Americans who express consistently conservative or consistently liberal opinions has doubled over the past two decades from 10% to 21%.

American Cultural Values.pdf (application/pdf Object) American values: Living with a superpower. Jonathan Haidt on the moral roots of liberals and conservatives. Unconscious Reactions Separate Liberals and Conservatives. BLUE STATE, red state.

Unconscious Reactions Separate Liberals and Conservatives

Big government, big business. Gay rights, fetal rights. The United States is riven by the politics of extremes. Liberal vs. Conservative Values - a Comparison. This page has not been updated recently.

Liberal vs. Conservative Values - a Comparison

We hope to come back with new and updated articles in the future. Liberal and conservative values in conflict. The Righteous Mind. Back to God with Camille Paglia. Click to Listen to the Show (24 MB MP3) The route to a renaissance of the American fine arts lies through religion… When a society becomes all-consumed in the provincial minutiae of partisan politics, as has happened in the US over the past 20 years, all perspective is lost. Look How Far We've Come Apart. In the witches’ brew of fearmongering, unkeepable promises and poll-tested metaphors that both parties serve up to the electorate every four years, you can always find this predictable dash of inspiration: the image of Americans uniting and working together for the sake of the country.

President Obama said in Charlotte, N.C. that America is “about what can be done by us, together.” In Tampa, Paul Ryan said, “Whatever your political party, let’s come together for the sake of our country.” And Mitt Romney closed his convention speech with three invocations of “That America, that united America.” On Social Ideology, the Left Catches Up to the Right. Story Highlights 31% say they are socially liberal, 31% socially conservativeThis is the first time conservatives have not outnumbered liberalsConservatives maintain edge on economic issues PRINCETON, N.J. -- Thirty-one percent of Americans describe their views on social issues as generally liberal, matching the percentage who identify as social conservatives for the first time in Gallup records dating back to 1999.

Gallup first asked Americans to describe their views on social issues in 1999, and has repeated the question at least annually since 2001. Party Affiliation Versus Education Level. Research Shatters Voting Pattern Stereotypes. New research by Andrew Gelman, professor of statistics and political science, reveals that voting preference or political party affiliation of U.S. states are not simply tied to income levels.

Gelman co-wrote the paper with former Columbia Ph.D. students Boris Shor, Joseph Bafumi and David Park. Higher-income states, which used to favor Republicans, are voting for Democrats; yet overall, Republicans remain the favorite among the wealthy. For decades, Democrats have been viewed as the party of the poor, with Republicans representing the rich. Recent presidential elections, however, have shown a reverse pattern, with Democrats performing well in the richer "blue" states in the northeast and on the West Coast, and Republicans dominating in the "red" states in the middle of the country.

Median Income Data Mirrors Red State-Blue State Divide. TrackBack URL for this entry: Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Median Income Data Mirrors Red State-Blue State Divide: Religion and Party Affiliation Go Hand in Hand. This week, millions of Americans are observing Passover or attending Holy Week religious services. Data from the Pew Research Center shows that this is a sacred week as well for a vast majority of members of Congress, 97.5 percent of whom identify as Christian or Jewish. ‘No Religion’ on the Rise: 19.6% Have No Religious Affiliation. Download the Full Report (1.37MB, 80 pages) The Generation Gap Is Back. IN a partisan country locked in a polarizing campaign, there is no shortage of much discussed divisions: religious and secular, the 99 percent and the 1 percent, red America and blue America.

'Gender Gap' Near Historic Highs. Election maps. 2012 Presidential Election Results. 2012 Presidential Election Results Robert J. Is Rush Limbaugh's Country Gone? The morning after the re-election of President Obama, Rush Limbaugh told his listeners: There Are Three Americas Hiding Inside Our Country. History of Congress Infographic. Left vs. Right Infographic (US) What Makes You Liberal Or Conservative? Fear In Both Cases, Says Study.

Secrets of the Right-Wing Brain: New Study Proves It — Conservatives See a Hostile World. Psychology Study: Fear Leads to Conservatism. Scientists Are Beginning To Figure Out Why Conservatives Are…Conservative. 5 fascinating findings on how disgust effects us. Conservatives Scare More Easily Than Liberals, Say Scientists. Study finds left-wing brain, right-wing brain. A Difference Between Democrats and Republicans – The Effects of Empathy on Political Interest. Conservative Left Brain, Liberal Right Brain. Gray matter: liberal brains vs. conservative brains. Life's Extremes: Democrat vs. Republican. The Ideological Animal. A political psychologist explains the roles denial, emotion and childhood punishment play in politics. Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice.

Mapping hate speech: homophobia and racism on twitter. Why Racist People Tend to Be Conservative. Theconversation.