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Why Conservatives Should Embrace Pope Francis’ Message

Why Conservatives Should Embrace Pope Francis’ Message

October 2, 2015 at 10:00 am 0 comments

by Prof. Patrick Garry: Pope Francis came to America as the head of the Catholic Church, the vicar of Christ, and a committed advocate for the poor.  And he delivered to Congress a message reaffirming conservative principles and policies. The Pope’s visit prompted a debate over whether his speeches and […]

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Exposing the Myth of Big Government as an Ally of the Average Person

Exposing the Myth of Big Government as an Ally of the Average Person

March 5, 2015 at 12:15 pm 0 comments

by Prof. Patrick Garry: The argument used by liberals since the New Deal is that a bigger federal government is a necessary aid to the poor and average American.  It is as if government and the private economy represent two, mutually opposed constituencies.  The economy serves the rich and powerful, […]

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The Right Deal: The Conservative Anti-Poverty Approach

The Right Deal: The Conservative Anti-Poverty Approach

January 29, 2015 at 8:45 am 0 comments

by Prof. Patrick Garry: Job creation at every level.  The ability of every parent to choose the school his or her child attends.  A greater mobility for those at the bottom rungs of the economic ladder.  A reformed and more affordable higher education system.  Targeted tax relief for low-income workers […]

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Only Conservatism Can Defend the Middle-Class

Only Conservatism Can Defend the Middle-Class

January 5, 2015 at 8:35 am 1 comment

by Prof. Patrick Garry: A wide array of issues and controversies populate the political terrain, but none are as important as the health and future of the middle class.  A strong middle class has historically stood as a pillar of American society and constitutional democracy.  It gave America its unique […]

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A Conservative Response to Income Inequality

A Conservative Response to Income Inequality

December 4, 2014 at 12:10 pm 7 comments

by Prof. Patrick Garry: Inequality is just a symptom; the real problem is a constricted mobility for lower and middle income households. Throughout the Obama era, the issue of income inequality has been a central tool of political strategizing.  Liberals have used the issue as a sword against conservatives, accusing […]

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The Conservative Economic Message

The Conservative Economic Message

November 20, 2014 at 8:35 am 2 comments

Promising Upward Mobility for Every Step of the Economic Ladder by Prof. Patrick Garry: At the crux of the conservative view of America is the promise of economic mobility and opportunity for individuals at every step of society’s economic ladder.  Given recent economic developments during the Obama era, however, conservatives […]

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A Proactive, Positive Conservatism

A Proactive, Positive Conservatism

November 7, 2014 at 8:35 am 0 comments

Becoming the Champion of Work, Life, and Lower-Income America by Prof. Patrick Garry: With the 2014 election season at an end, conservatives must transition from campaign to governance mode.  Throughout the campaign season, a growing number of conservative voices urged the Republican Party to articulate a positive governing agenda instead […]

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Backed by Conservatives, Criminal Justice Reform Likely to Prevail in 2014

Backed by Conservatives, Criminal Justice Reform Likely to Prevail in 2014

March 13, 2014 at 2:30 pm 4 comments

by Lauren Galik: Recently, there’s been a breakthrough for federal criminal justice reform. In 2013, liberal and conservative leaders came together on the federal level to support major changes to federal mandatory minimum sentencing laws in what was an unusual display of congressional bipartisanship. On the state level, the push […]

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Conservatives Evolving on Criminal Justice and the Death Penalty

Conservatives Evolving on Criminal Justice and the Death Penalty

March 3, 2014 at 8:35 am 1 comment

by Marc Hyden: Today’s news is filled with stories about the political right’s feud that is pitting the GOP’s old guard against tea partiers. There is no doubt the conservative world is in the midst of change, but there is another movement afoot that has the potential to galvanize a […]

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Plutocracy No More: A Conservative Response to Inequality

Plutocracy No More: A Conservative Response to Inequality

January 30, 2014 at 11:30 am 0 comments

by Jeremy Kee: “It is the power of our vote, not the size of our bank account that drives our democracy.” Thus spoke President Obama in his recent State of the Union address. The clear implication is that America is at risk of transitioning into a sort of democratic plutocracy, […]

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