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Do Facts Matter in the Inequality Debate?

In the Weekly Standard , Matthew Continetti warns conservatives that the data on income inequality might, just might, not be backing up conservative talking points: What too many [conservatives] have done is accept the premise that the purpose of government is to lessen inequalities of …

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Written by Noah Kristula-Green on Wednesday November 9, 2011

To Govern Better, GOP Should Work From Reality

In my previous blog post , I discussed how many Republican criticisms of the Obama administration's policies are not backed up by data. Republicans don't just have a problem with specific critiques, they also have a view of America that doesn’t match with how the country actually is. Their view …

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Written by Noah Kristula-Green on Friday November 4, 2011

GOP Climate Stance Could Have Been Different

Citing an essay by D.R. Tucker , Peter Sinclair asks : What if American conservatives had followed their British counterparts and not allowed partisan animus against Al Gore to distract them from the scientific evidence on climate change? Imagine if Reagan had delivered speeches similar to …

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Written by FrumForum Editors on Thursday August 4, 2011

Creationism Gains Ground in Tennessee

Creationist friendly legislation has passed the Tennessee House with overwhelming support of all Republicans, except one. Tennessee House Bill 368, the creationist friendly legislation that we have previously covered on Frum Forum , has passed through of the Tennessee House on a vote of …

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Written by Noah Kristula-Green on Friday April 8, 2011

GOP Votes Against Climate Change Reality

By refusing to acknowledge that global warming is real, Republicans have opted for a pathetic denial of reality. Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee have just voted to deny reality. In particular, they voted against an amendment offered by ranking Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman …

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Written by Kenneth Silber on Tuesday March 15, 2011