Tag: Conservative Principles

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So the Senate voted to acquit President Trump on both charges, mostly as expected. I’d like to pose a question to the Ricochet community, and I hope you’ll take a moment to respond: As a conservative, how do you view the vote on the second article related to abuse of power in the Ukraine call? […]

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New member @chatsubobar recently posted, asking what is the general consensus of Ricochet on the topic of gay marriage. Anyone who participated in the conversations on Ricochet during what I call the SSM wars can agree on one thing: there IS no consensus. But it brought back a not-so-fond memory. The discussions on that topic […]

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When Conservative Media Isn’t quite Conservative

 

6142826975_d1d89d3dee_zThe news media website known as “Rare” has been the subject of at least a fair amount of debate since its creation, but the real questions started coming up when there was a mass exodus of staff members that were arguably the conservative heart of the organization. While I’ve been known to make my opinion known about this site in conversations among fellow conservatives offline, I’ve generally stayed away from making online commentaries, with few exceptions [2].

Cox Media set out to create a conservative narrative, and they invested a fair amount of money to do it. Of course, the media giant is generally liberal, like many other broadcasting industry conglomerates. It shouldn’t have been a surprise that Rare wouldn’t necessarily end up being particularly conservative.

But, in the beginning, they did manage to convince at least a few conservative writers to contribute, including me. After writing four generally “fluffy” pieces for them, and having a totally innocuous one refused for being “too edgy,” I decided it wasn’t worth my time to try to divine what the “editorial vision” was for the site. I know I wasn’t alone in that general opinion, and all I knew in the end was that whatever was going on behind the scenes, it didn’t match what was being said publicly.

Should Conservatives Use Welfare Programs? — John Boyer

 

My wife and I recently found out that we are pregnant. Hooray! I make very little money as an adjunct professor and full time college tutor. I am a PhD student working on my dissertation. I know I’m in a transitional period. Nevertheless, money can be tight. With a baby on the way and my wife deciding she doesn’t want to work for the first six months after giving birth, it’s going to be even tighter.

While filing my income taxes, TurboTax told me about another website they run called MoneyFinder. It’s straightforward. You enter in your projected income, some information about yourself (Is anyone in your household pregnant or has anyone in your household recently given birth?). Hit enter. The internet gremlins crunch the numbers. And voila! A list of government programs you may qualify for.