The Liberal Patriot: Monthly Roundup and Update
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In order to make the process more manageable for us and for our readers, starting today we are implementing a regular schedule of posting from Tuesday through Friday—one post per day, usually out by noon.
Here are some highlights of the past month in case you missed something:
On the political front, TLP explored how to improve the quality of polling with a focus on better interpretation of opinion data; broke down the 2020 election results among black voters; offered some political lessons for Lent; dove into the political situation in the critical battleground state of Pennsylvania; looked at philosophical and agenda challenges for both parties; and laid out how cultural leftism is crippling the Democratic Party.
On the domestic front, TLP examined why liberals don’t talk more about poverty these days; offered a modest proposal for ending the abortion wars; analyzed how white non-college voters back social safety net programs; explored how hackers are attacking critical U.S. infrastructure; laid out a politically viable path on immigration; and looked at next steps on the American Rescue Plan and why “the economy, stupid” still matters.
On the international front, TLP argued for a renewed focus on liberal values and the plight of political prisoners; looked at the battle against extremists in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Syria; highlighted the political challenge on China and how the GOP is scaremongering about it; argued against catastrophism on climate change and other issues; highlighted the priorities of jobs and terrorism to American voters in our foreign policy; examined why Americans still want the U.S. involved in the world; and argued for more precision in describing U.S. wars as they relate to democracy promotion.
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