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American study proves, right-wingers tend not to blame their problems on other people, and they are happier than liberals. There just few conservatives in my country, so I cant really compare, but is it so in a big world? I can say there is a lot depressed people in Finland. More

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Tony Alter (CC)The GOP has been struggling to deal with social issues and the ballot for some time now. In the conservative echo chamber that is a fact that is daily denied, and the proof offered is the continual support of vocal social conservatives. They are a very vocal minority, and that is not helping the situation. It’s further complicated by the fact that in hindsight, it has been generally assumed that the only reason Barack Obama ended up with a second term was because conservative Republicans decided to stay home on election day, instead of voting for Mitt Romney. Or maybe that isn’t a complicating factor.

For some time now, political pundits and strategists have been going back and forth over precisely where liberty-minded millennial voters will land in upcoming elections. It is hoped that they will decide to follow Tea Party leaders like Rand Paul and Justin Amash, at least since these people are aligned with the GOP, if in name only. That would probably be the case if economic, foreign policy, and deficit spending were the only issues these voters cared about. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case.

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Since Sufficient War is Unrealistic, What is the Best Course of Action?

 

Libertarians are often accused of being unrealistic or ideological and are forced to give secondary positions, since their ideal is not possible. They are told: high immigration is unrealistic, getting government out of marriage is unrealistic, and legalizing drugs and such is unrealistic.

That’s fine, but it’s unrealistic to think Americans are willing to engage in the kind of war that stands of chance of obliterating ISIS, or even to engage them enough to reduce the threat. Yet, pointing this out causes many conservatives to yell all the louder about how dire things are, as if doing so will make things possible. It won’t.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. A World Disappointed: Obama, the ‘Lightworker’ of 2008, Turns Out to Be a Low-Watt President

 

rolling_stone_obamaBack in the summer of 2008, I remember asking my liberal friends if they were put off, even a little bit, about how Barack Obama wasn’t just admired, but nearly worshiped.

A normal American, I said, thinks it’s creepy that his fellow “free citizens” produce iconography like this, or this, or this. That’s the kind of stuff produced by artists in totalitarian societies, usually against their will. Yet some Americans did it willingly in 2008.

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Quoting from the Wall Street Journal: President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency funds to stem the surge in children and families from Central America illegally crossing the U.S. border, with most of the money to be spent on detention facilities to hold the migrants. More

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Am I Supposed to Believe that Lois Lerner Never Had It In for Conservatives?

 

I’ll try to believe that, as I would like to think the best of people. But I have to admit that it’s going to be difficult:

Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the agency’s Tea Party controversy, mentioned potentially getting a job at an offshoot of President Obama’s campaign, according to newly released documents.

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