People who say they’re ‘fiscally conservative but socially liberal’ just don’t understand these 7 things

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema // Credit: Gage Skidmore

“Well, I’m conservative, but I’m not one of those racist, homophobic, dripping-with-hate Tea Party bigots! I’m pro-choice! I’m pro-same-sex-marriage! I’m not a racist! I just want lower taxes, and smaller government, and less government regulation of business. I’m fiscally conservative, and socially liberal.”
How many liberals and progressives have heard this? It’s ridiculously common.

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People who say they’re ‘fiscally conservative but socially liberal’ just don’t understand these 7 things

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema // Credit: Gage Skidmore

“Well, I’m conservative, but I’m not one of those racist, homophobic, dripping-with-hate Tea Party bigots! I’m pro-choice! I’m pro-same-sex-marriage! I’m not a racist! I just want lower taxes, and smaller government, and less government regulation of business. I’m fiscally conservative, and socially liberal.”
How many liberals and progressives have heard this? It’s ridiculously common.

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Leaked Video: Dark Money Group Brags About Writing GOP Voter Suppression Bills Across the Country

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In a private meeting last month with big-money donors, the head of a top conservative group boasted that her outfit had crafted the new voter suppression law in Georgia and was doing the same with similar bills for Republican state legislators across the country. “In some cases, we actually draft them for them,” she said, “or we have a sentinel on our behalf give them the model legislation so it has that grassroots, from-the-bottom-up type of vibe.

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Leaked Video: Dark Money Group Brags About Writing GOP Voter Suppression Bills Across the Country

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In a private meeting last month with big-money donors, the head of a top conservative group boasted that her outfit had crafted the new voter suppression law in Georgia and was doing the same with similar bills for Republican state legislators across the country. “In some cases, we actually draft them for them,” she said, “or we have a sentinel on our behalf give them the model legislation so it has that grassroots, from-the-bottom-up type of vibe.

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Leaked Video: Dark Money Group Brags About Writing GOP Voter Suppression Bills Across the Country

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In a private meeting last month with big-money donors, the head of a top conservative group boasted that her outfit had crafted the new voter suppression law in Georgia and was doing the same with similar bills for Republican state legislators across the country. “In some cases, we actually draft them for them,” she said, “or we have a sentinel on our behalf give them the model legislation so it has that grassroots, from-the-bottom-up type of vibe.

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Like Tom Brady, NYC’s wealthiest will leave the city and flourish elsewhere

Tom Brady won the Super Bowl for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after 20 years in New England. Supermarket and real-estate mogul John Catsimatidis, a New Yorker for most of his 72 years, recently told The Post he’ll build in Miami if City Hall blocks his Coney Island expansion plans. There’s a lesson to be drawn here. 
Faith in the Big Apple’s future is rooted in the belief that our most productive and talented class won’t ever abandon the city. It’s assumed that Gotham’s blood runs in the veins of our movers and shakers who’d never turn their backs on us.

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Are the Trumpers headed for history’s dumpster?

President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, signs an Executive Order on Blocking Property and Suspending Entry of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Syria on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in the Oval Office of the White House.

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Bill Moyers: We never really have had a real democracy

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Heather McGhee is descended from slaves in the American South. Her great- grandparents and grandparents came north to work in the steel mills. She grew up on the south side of Chicago, taught in Spain and studied writing in Hollywood, then decided to change the world, or at least try. At 22, working for the non-profit organization Demos in New York, she plunged into the fight for debt reform, then tackled Wall Street corruption and consumer protection, and wound up president of Demos, leading its campaign against political and economic inequality.

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Bill Moyers: We never really have had a real democracy

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Welcome to Moyers on Democracy.
Heather McGhee is descended from slaves in the American South. Her great- grandparents and grandparents came north to work in the steel mills. She grew up on the south side of Chicago, taught in Spain and studied writing in Hollywood, then decided to change the world, or at least try. At 22, working for the non-profit organization Demos in New York, she plunged into the fight for debt reform, then tackled Wall Street corruption and consumer protection, and wound up president of Demos, leading its campaign against political and economic inequality.

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Charles Koch Got the Free-Market Dystopia He Wanted. Now He’d Like Your Approval.

Billionaire Charles Koch—who, alongside his late brother, is best known for funding a host of conservative and libertarian think tanks, donating lavishly to Republicans, and otherwise flooding the political system with dark money—recently spoke to The Wall Street Journal in order to express some regret over a few of his past political activities (and promote a forthcoming book, as one does).

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