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  • 14 Nov 2019
    Matt Grossmann

    Did Conservatives Transform State Education Policy?

    2020 Democratic presidential candidates are attacking charter schools, education vouchers, and test-score-based teacher accountability schemes, even backtracking on their past support. Following other issue debates, education positions are polarizing along partisan and ideological lines. But unlike other areas, education polarization follows a long national move rightward—as many states increased alternatives to traditional public schools and […]

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  • 19 Feb 2014
    Donald T. Critchlow

    Shirley Temple’s Legacy

    Donald Critchlow, author of

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  • 5 Feb 2014
    Hans Noel

    Into the Intro: Political Ideologies and Political Parties in America

    As Americans gear up for the 2016 elections, Political Ideologies and Political Parties in America takes a close look at modern polarization, dominant ideologies, and what "liberalism" and "conservatism" mean today.

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  • 25 Sep 2013
    Donald T. Critchlow

    Why Barry Goldwater Fell Out with Ronald Reagan

    Ronald Reagan saw in former presidential candidate Barry Goldwater a friend and a mentor. They corresponded frequently. But Reagan’s 1976 challenge for the Republican presidential nomination caused a deep rift.

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  • 18 Sep 2013
    Donald T. Critchlow

    Why Some Reagan Supporters Did Not Support Goldwater in 1964

    Goldwater’s nomination to head the Republican presidential ticket in 1964 drew wild enthusiasm from the Hollywood Right and Republican celebrities. Yet, behind the scenes the California Republican Party was deeply divided between the hard-right and moderates.

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  • 21 Dec 2009

    Robert P. George: A Rising Star on the Right

    Sunday’s New York Times ran a fascinating profile on Cambridge author Robert P. George, tracing his steady rise to leadership as the public face of the conservative Christian Right.

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  • 8 Dec 2009
    Robert B. Talisse

    The Simple Truth

    If one were to believe what they read, conservatives should talk to liberals “only if they must” because liberalism is a “mental disorder.” Liberals dismiss their Conservative opponents, since they are “lying liars” who use their “noise machine” to promote irrationality. Both views betray a commitment to the Simple Truth Thesis, the claim that Big Questions always admit of a simple, obvious, and easily-stated solution.

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