Ockham's Midtown

Are American progressives or liberals losing ground on basic issues that are important to them? 


America is becoming more liberal:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/american-politics-are-moving-to-the-left/2014/01/16/30161350-7885-11e3-af7f-13bf0e9965f6_story.html

America is becoming more conservative:

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/02/why-america-keeps-getting-more-conservative/252995/

Losing ground on Roe v Wade

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/mercedes-schlapp/2014/01/24/41-years-after-roe-v-wade-americans-are-waking-up-to-the-tragedy-of-abortion

Other issues that can be covered are insurance companies not wanting to cover birth control, limits on voting access, profiling (i.e. police abuse of profiling for arrest, stop and frisk, stand your ground), living wages, and dying labor unions.  



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  • Jason

    That's an interesting topic. Most of our members seems to be liberals or libertarians. I hope you get people from a number of different viewpoints for a deep discussion.

    March 5

    • Jason

      My conservative friends claim that conservatism has lost an enormous amount of ground on important conservative values yet my liberal friends disagree. Some people even say Ameri-cans are now a bunch of Ameri-can't who can't do anything without the subsidies of and handout from the government. Yet other people will have the opposite view.

      March 5

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