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The Economic Divide Between Red and Blue States

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Though they are less often discussed, the economic divisions between red and blue states are just as important as the ideological ones.

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The Takeaway

Is America Becoming More Conservative?

Thursday, June 12, 2014

In a major upset on Tuesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary election to an unknown Tea Party challenger. It raises the question: What is the political direction of America? Are we in fact becoming more conservative as elections like these might suggest?

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The Takeaway

Is This the Next GOP Presidential Candidate?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

A handful of conservative politicians have already shown interest in running on the 2016 Republican presidential ticket. One name being brought up in many circles is Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon. His new book reads like a campaign manifesto, but Carson insists that he's not running.

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On Being

Indigo Girls — Music and Finding God, in Church and Smoky Bars

Thursday, October 03, 2013

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On Being

[Unedited] Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 03, 2013

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The Takeaway

G.O.P Reopens Fight on Abortion Limits to Court Conservative Base

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

House Republicans are gearing up to reopen the fight on abortion limits—even if a new bill has no chance of passing. G.O.P congressional representatives are introducing a new bill today that would prohibit women from having an abortion after 22 weeks of pregnancy, an effort that is seen as one of the most restrictive pieces of abortion legislation to be voted on in the last decade, and one that would not get past Democrats in the Senate, or the White House. Molly Ball, political writer for The Atlantic, weighs in on this legislation and it's deeper meaning.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Getting Past the Culture Clash

Friday, May 03, 2013

Hazel Rose Markus, behavioral science professor at Stanford University, founder and former director of Stanford's Research Institute for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, and co-author (with Alana Conner) of Clash!: 8 Cultural Conflicts That Make Us Who We Are (Hudson Street Press, 2013) identifies eight hot button issues that divide us and offers advice for bridging the divide -- that boils down to independence vs. interdependence.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The Thatcher legacy

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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William F. Buckley Jr., Mayoral Candidate, on Political Rhetoric and Theater,1965

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

WNYC

Better known for his punditry, here mayoral candidate William F. Buckley Jr. complains about delivering stump speeches "without boring the voter, which is bad enough, but without boring yourself, which is worse." 

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The Takeaway

Notes from the Conservative Political Action Conference

Friday, February 10, 2012

The 39th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) began on Thursday with speeches from Jim DeMint, Stephen Halbrook, Michele Bachmann, Anne Coulter, and President Eisenhower’s granddaughter Susan Eisenhower, among others. With invocations of Reagan and cries for party unity, the three-day event could help give focus to what has been a lukewarm GOP race.

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The Takeaway

'The Iron Lady' Author John Campbell on Margaret Thatcher

Friday, January 13, 2012

Margaret Thatcher became British Prime Minister in 1979. Baroness Thatcher, as she is now, continues to cast a long shadow over modern politics in general and conservative politics in particular. A dear friend of President Ronald Reagan, her firebrand style of conservatism prioritized privatization and reduced state intervention. The new movie about her — "The Iron Lady" — steers clear of commenting on these policies, but deals with personal price she has paid for spending much of her life in the public spotlight.

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The Takeaway

If Tim Tebow Were a Muslim

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

With another stunning come from behind victory against the Bears last Sunday, the Tim Tebow train keeps rolling. The Denver Broncos’ quarterback has become a cultural phenomenon. But his on-field exploits only make up one part of the Tebow mystique. Tebow’s public displays of faith play a major role in the star athlete’s public persona and the narrative surrounding him.

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The Takeaway

Conservative Blog Answers 'the 99 Percent'

Friday, October 14, 2011

The rallying cry from Zuccotti Park has been — "We are the 99 percent" — essentially that 99 percent of the population has been disenfranchised by a slim minority. The phrase sparked a Tumblr blog where people tell their stories of despair in the economic downturn. But recently, another Tumblr blog has popped up that looks eerily similar to the 99 percenters. "We are the 53 percent" is a reference to the 52 percent of Americans who pay taxes. The blog is collecting stories from people who are frustrated by fellow citizens who the believe are asking for government handouts instead of working themselves.

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On Being

Rod Dreher — The Faith Life of the Party: Part II, The Right [remix]

Thursday, October 09, 2008

The second part of our examination of religious energies below the surface of the 2008 presidential campaign. Conservative columnist Rod Dreher is an outspoken critic of mainstream Republican economic and environmental ideas and the conduct of the Iraq wa

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[Unedited] Rod Dreher with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 09, 2008

The second part of our examination of religious energies below the surface of the 2008 presidential campaign. Conservative columnist Rod Dreher is an outspoken critic of mainstream Republican economic and environmental ideas and the conduct of the Iraq wa

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On Being

James Smith and Nancey Murphy — Evangelicals, Out of the Box

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Stereotypes tell us this: Evangelical Christians are politically conservative, closed-minded, morally judgmental, and anti-science. We speak with two creative members of a new generation of Evangelical thinkers and teachers, who defy stereotypes and revea

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