Newsfare for Smaller Screens
 
Larger Print for Mature Eyes

Search Newsfare
Weblogs, with Update Times
Daily Kos • 10 min ago
Hullabaloo by Digby • 21 min ago
Boing Boing • 27 min ago
Talking Points Memo • 1 hr ago
Eschaton by Atrios • 2 hr ago
Emptywheel • 3 hr ago
Energy Bulletin • 1 day ago
The Raw Story • 516 days ago
Huffington Post •
The Oil Drum •
Fafblog •
War and Piece • 2246 days ago
European Tribune •
Counterpunch •
Firedoglake •
Duck of Minerva •
The Automatic Earth •

  KQ9
Recommended Indy Posts
Permalink Article
What is a Conservative?
What exactly is an American conservative, anyway? I can’t think of a description that fits the present range of candidates. Is a conservative…
  • A religious fundamentalist who is fanatically opposed to abortion for any reason?
  • A wealthy individual trying to get his taxes reduced by giving money to a politician who promises to cut all taxes?
  • A person opposed to government spending (except for military, CIA, Homeland Security and “Black Ops” spending)?
  • An advocate of “white power,” also opposed to social services and immigration?
  • Someone who believes in “personal responsibility” (except when his or own family needs some kind of help)?
  • A politician who tries to block any legislative proposal advanced by Democrats, including legislation he or she has previously sponsored?
  • Someone who believes “Barack Hussein Obama” is secretly a Kenyan Muslim?
This is, of course, an ironic post, but it also contains a serious question: is there any common set of beliefs shared by self-described American conservatives?
—Ralph    |   |



Weblog Commenting and Trackback by HaloScan.com
Cached Sep 27, 2016, 4:12 pm (all times Eastern US)
Reuters News
Trump tweets he raised $13 million
in 24 hours in online donations


FBI believes cellphones of some
Democrats targeted by hackers: sources


Illinois man pleads guilty in
celebrity nude-photo hacking scandal


Clinton seeks to keep Trump on
defensive after presidential debate


West Coast dockworkers, shippers
to talk contract extension


Opponents of Saudi 9/11 bill keep up
fight ahead of veto override vote


U.N. calls for support for Libya
government, upholding of ban on arms


Senior national security official
to leave Justice Department


Houston police identify shooting
suspect who wounded nine


Germany boosts security for Muslim
centres in Dresden after mosque bombing


U.S. senators accuse Yahoo of
'unacceptable' delay in hack discovery


A modest bump for Clinton in
online wagering hours after debate


Stop-gap bill to avoid government
shutdown fails Senate procedural vote


Wall Street rises in wake of
first presidential face-off


Seychelles president says to
resign on Oct 16: state house


Lawsuit on Maryland man's death after
911 call awaits autopsy: lawyer


Trump vows to hit Clinton harder
in next presidential debate


Caesars strikes deal to end
main unit's costly bankruptcy


U.S. announces $400 million more
in humanitarian aid for Syrians


Iowa city flood prevention
system holds back Cedar River


Former Israeli president Shimon
Peres in grave condition: media


Gunmen in Somalia
kill radio journalist


U.S. established working group to
stop Middle East migrant smugglers


Northern California wildfire forces
hundreds to evacuate mountainous area


Female Boko Haram victims in Nigerian
camps forced to sell sex as food runs out


EU Commissioner says Denmark can't
have 'parallel' Europol deal


California changes laws so children
can no longer be prostitutes


Death toll in migrant shipwreck
off Egypt rises to 202


NY blast kills highest ranking
firefighter since Sept. 11 attacks


'Bridgegate' witness says Governor
Christie backed lane closures


Panama sends U.S. extradition
request for ex-president Martinelli


India's Modi scraps planned visit
to Pakistan for regional summit


Rebels could become guides,
cheesemakers in post-war Colombia


Appeals court blocks
Pennsylvania hospital merger


Deeply divided, Britain's Labour
fails to challenge May on Brexit


Gabon president Bongo sworn
in after disputed poll


Families of black men killed by
Ohio police want independent probes


Kirby Inland Marine to pay $4.9
million penalty over oil spill


Senators ask Yahoo CEO for
details of hack investigation


Explosion kills firefighter,
injures 10 at Bronx, N.Y. home


Pakistan warns of 'water war' with
India if decades-old treaty violated


Facebook to appeal German
order on WhatsApp data


Samsung recovers around 60 percent of
recalled Note 7s in South Korea, U.S., Europe


Uber launches global assault
on food delivery market


Eighteen U.S. states asked for help
to secure voter systems: secretary


Syrian government launches
Aleppo ground attack


Zimbabwe police fire
teargas on street vendors


Gaza fishermen feel caught by
Israel's tight security net


Wall Street opens slightly
lower as oil falls


Kenya takes steps to replace
election officials after protests


Malaysian ex-deputy PM expects opposition
to form new alliance by year-end


Ban on face veils advances
in Swiss parliament


Seven injured in gas
explosion at Bronx, N.Y. home


Trump's debate sniffs
take off on social media


Kyrgyz President has recovered, may
leave hospital this week: office


Scotland tells London: Give us
clarity on what Brexit means


Sri Lanka police exhume journalist's
body in murder he predicted


Iran's Ahmadinejad says will not
make presidential comeback bid


Europe's bank angst
sours U.S. debate rally


Gas explosion at NYC home injures
multiple people -fire official


Britain's fear of European
army muddles EU defense plan


World stocks, Mexico peso bounce
as markets score one for Clinton


WTO cuts 2016 world trade growth forecast
to 1.7 percent, cites wake-up call


Azerbaijan vote lengthens Aliyev's
time in office, boosts his powers


Taiwan's third typhoon of the month
kills at least four, injures hundreds


Scotland says wants clarity on
Brexit, warns of 'hard Brexit' risks


German regulator orders Facebook
to delete WhatsApp user data


Blasts kill at least 17 in
Baghdad: police, medics


Islamist rebel gets 9 years
imprisonment for Timbuktu destruction


Love or hate him, EU fears
losing truculent favorite Renzi


Helicopter crashes en route to Chevron
Angola oil platform, at least four dead


Azerbaijan hands Aliyev
longer term in office


China ruling party to focus
on graft at key October meet


Days before referendum, Amnesty criticizes
Hungary over treatment of migrants


War crimes court convicts Mali
Islamist for destroying Timbuktu sites


Britain opposes EU defense
plans, claims support


Singapore accuses Chinese paper of
fabricating South China Sea story


Clinton assails Trump in blistering
U.S. presidential debate


Asian viewers give nod to Clinton
after first presidential debate


Obama power plant rules
face key test in U.S. court


Israel's Netanyahu in a
spin over dirty laundry


China upset as U.S. sanctions firm
tied to North Korea nuclear program


German minister sets March deadline
for fight against online hate


Syrian army, insurgents in fierce
clashes in southwest Aleppo


Thailand investigates four cases of
suspected Zika-linked microcephaly


Trip to China by Philippine
special envoy Ramos canceled


France, Germany put EU defense
plan to skeptical partners


Twelve Afghan soldiers killed in their
sleep by fellow troops: official


ICC to rule on damage of Timbuktu
shrines by Islamist rebel


Bombs at mosque, congress center in
Dresden, no one hurt: German police


Duterte says will create 'so many
new alliances' for Philippines


Iowa city braces for floods
as river expected to crest


In first face-off with Clinton, Trump
struggles to be 'change' candidate


Trump's sniffles a
social media sensation


Third typhoon of the month
hits Taiwan, 32 injured


Clinton puts Trump on
defensive in blistering debate


Is the Philippines' 'war on
drugs' fuelling an HIV epidemic?


Charlotte protesters demand mayor's
resignation over black man's slaying


U.S. Senate's top tax lawmaker
targets corporate offshore profits


Clinton, Trump clash over race,
experience in first debate


Kerry meets Venezuela's
Maduro amid vote tensions


Mexico's PRI suspends controversial
governor's party membership


Cost of modernizing U.S. nuclear
weapons to fall to next president


Asia stocks bounce, yen ebbs
amid U.S. presidential debate


Twitter could take many
forms, depending on new owner


Clinton attacks Trump on economy
to launch presidential debate


ACLU defending New York bombing suspect,
calls lawyer delays 'disturbing'


Asia stocks slip, yen gains
on U.S. debate jitters


Venezuela opposition calls October
12 protest to press Maduro recall


California man convicted as would-be
Islamic State recruit gets 30 years


Gulf may arm rebels now Syria
truce is dead: U.S. officials


Washington state mall shooter
had no militant contact: source


Houston lawyer shoots
nine, is killed by police


Colombia, Marxist rebels sign
accord ending 52-year war


Obama avoids pipeline comment
but urges tribal sovereignty


Presidential candidates neck
and neck as they go toe-to-toe


Florida woman sentenced to prison
for exporting technology to China


U.S. senator seeks SEC probe
of Yahoo disclosure on hacking


U.S. Labor Department launches
review of all Wells Fargo complaints


Chicago teachers' union
votes to authorize strike


Vietnamese court decisions against
bloggers, activist troubling: U.S.


Exclusive: Poland will only agree EU approval
of Paris climate deal on its terms - minister


Jordanians protest writer's assassination,
demand government resignation


U.S. hotels in Adana, Turkey, could
be targets of attacks -U.S. consulate


Washington mall shooter confesses,
charged with five counts of murder


Dozens of investors say North Carolina
bathroom law 'bad for business'


Wall Street drops as investors
brace for presidential debate


Clinton and Trump puppets face
off ahead of presidential debate


Mexicans prefer Clinton to
Donald Trump, poll shows


Wall Street falls with
presidential debate on tap


Hubble spots evidence of water
plumes on Jupiter's moon Europa


Senate sets Wednesday vote on Obama
veto of Saudi September 11 bill


New Jersey's Atlantic City water utility
to buy old airstrip for $100 million


Japan navy chief urges
resumption of China port visits


Man confessed to Washington state
mall shooting: court documents


Islamic State 'dead set' on using
chemical arms: Pentagon spokesman


U.S. crime rises in 2015, still
far below peak levels: FBI


Kerry defends diplomacy as
Russian-backed forces pound Aleppo


Exclusive: Viacom readies
U.S. dollar bond - sources


Jury selection begins in U.S.
case against church shooter


'Ottoman' Boris Johnson makes first
visit to Turkey since Erdogan poem


Pfizer, banks lead Wall St
lower; presidential debate eyed


Reuters/Ipsos States of the
Nation: Clinton leads in Florida


Three Mississippi River locks may
close due to flood: Army Corps


Man set to face charges in
Washington state mall shootings


South African union backs unionist-turned-tycoon
Ramaphosa as next president


Sanofi gets $43 mln U.S. funding
to spur Zika vaccine development


Italy to hold referendum on constitutional
reform on Dec 4: government


EU parliament backs visa-free
travel for Ukraine, hurdles remain


Portugal's Guterres leads race
for U.N. chief after fifth ballot


U.S. awards $20 million for body
cameras to 100 police departments


Surfing spaniels hit
the waves in California


Washington Monument closed
until elevator fixed


Calais migrant camp demolition raises
child trafficking fears, U.N. says


Hospitals overwhelmed by wounded in
Aleppo as Russia ignores Western pleas


Merkel: We need migrant deals with
African states like EU-Turkey pact


Egypt's Sisi promises more jobs to
deter perilous migration to Europe


Slovak PM Fico says EU migrant
quotas are 'politically finished'


Iran releases Canadian
academic held since June


India begins campaign at United
Nations to isolate Pakistan


Iran downplays chances of
oil deal, UAE keen on freeze


Brazil police arrest ex-finance
minister Palocci in graft probe


Spain's Socialist chief calls for leadership
race to review government options


U.S. new home sales fall in
August but trend still positive


Bosnian Serb leader summoned
for questioning over referendum


Small boats take on big
ships in Venice protest


Azerbaijan holds referendum
to extend president's term


British police seek toddler missing
for 25 years on Greek island


Police say man opens fire, injuring
two, near supermarket west of Paris


Rhode Island man found alive
after being lost at sea for week


Sky divers drop from
the air in North Korea


German broadcaster files complaint
in Turkey over confiscated tape


EU launches program to issue
cash cards to migrants in Turkey


Prominent southern China
labor activist avoids jail


Gunman injures several in
Houston; suspect shot by police


UK government must spell out
Brexit plans: opposition Labour


Ex-IMF head Rato stands trial
in Spain over credit card use


Philippines' Duterte wants to 'open
alliances' with Russia, China


EU leaders to consider how to improve
Russia ties without dropping sanctions


Scientists find new
fat clues in faeces


Knives out for young pretender
Macron in French presidential race


British police, with new clues, seek
missing toddler on Greek island


Air strikes pound
rebel-held Aleppo districts


UAE to introduce new laws
soon to regulate drones


Oman court jails journalists,
closes down newspaper


Paris planning nudist
park: deputy mayor


Rights group wants settlement soccer
clubs to relocate inside Israel


Ahead of debate, Trump endorsed
by U.S. immigration officers


Pipeline fight hangs over
White House tribal summit


Iran's supreme leader tells Ahmadinejad
not to run again for president


Hollande confirms Calais migrant
camp shutdown, urges UK help


China to build outposts for Tajik
guards on Tajikistan-Afghanistan border


UK opposition Labour plans borrowing to
revive industry, win back supporters


Blast kills three soldiers in Turkey's
mainly Kurdish southeast - sources


Germany's Lanxess to buy U.S. chemical
firm Chemtura for $2.7 billion


Hollande says Calais migrant camp
to be fully, definitely shut


Explosion hits Turkish army convoy in
Kurdish southeast, eight hurt: sources


Spanish police arrest two accused
of supporting Islamist militants


From prairie to the White House: Inside a
Tribe's quest to stop a pipeline


U.S. network of Turkish cleric facing
pressure as those at home seek help


Canada works to counter
protectionist mood of U.S. campaign


FBI report expected to show violent
crime rise in some U.S. cities


Debates to help half of U.S. voters
decide between Clinton, Trump: poll


Mexican priest killed in
central state of Michoacan


Charlotte protesters march for sixth
night despite shooting video release


Germany to Britain: Live up to
promise not to block EU reforms


China probes North Korea bank suspected
of nuclear link: South Korea report


Lotte says South Korea prosecutors requested
arrest warrant for chairman Shin Dong-bin


Golfing great Arnold Palmer, who
led 'Arnie's Army,' dies at 87


Canada says new border accord with
China will speed deportations


Squeezing North Korea: old friends
take steps to isolate regime


Raised-fist Olympians punished in
1968 will be received at White House


Canadian diplomat's son in deadly
Florida shooting deported home


Local candidate killed in Rio
suburb, highlighting crime woes


Six bodies found in parking
lot in Mexico's Sinaloa state


Clinton to press Trump to spell out
policy plans in presidential debate


Erdogan sees 'ulterior motives'
in U.S. case against gold trader


Houthi official in Yemen
offers border truce, amnesty


Spanish regional elections fail
to break political deadlock


Protesters march near NFL game after
release of Charlotte shooting video


Motive sought in fatal shooting at
Washington state mall after arrest


Young Prince George shuns high-five,
low-five from Canada's Trudeau


American football player in
Canada killed in shooting


Baseball world mourns boating death
of Miami Marlins star Fernandez


Spain's regional elections strengthen
PP, deal blow to Socialists


Trump tells Netanyahu he would
recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital


U.S., Russia trade blows over
Syria as warplanes pound Aleppo


Supreme Court has reasons to
duck transgender rights fight


Trump, Netanyahu discuss Islamic
State, Iran, Palestinians in meeting


Man purporting to be Boko Haram leader
taunts Nigerian military in video


Libya PM calls for national
reconciliation in splintered country


Warplanes pound Syria's Aleppo,
U.N. Security Council meets


Canada confirms citizen kidnapped
in Libya, seeks more information


Miami Marlins star pitcher Jose
Fernandez killed in boat crash


Morocco's Islamist party plays down royal
tensions as election campaign begins


For some Democrats, it's voting
for Clinton - and keeping it quiet


Raids kill nine in central Yemen -
medical official, residents


Train driver wounded as bomb on rail
line explodes in southeast Turkey


Gennifer Flowers won't attend
U.S. presidential debate: Pence


Grillo says he is back in charge
of Italy's 5-Star Movement


Bosnian Serbs to hold disputed
vote amid ethnic tensions


Swiss spy law seen passing with
voters on security concerns


Quit or risk being killed, brother
warns South Africa's Zuma: report


Leader of Nigeria's Boko Haram
says he is alive in video


Kerry's ceaseless diplomacy
faces sternest test on Syria


British PM May rebuffed calls to play
bigger role in EU referendum campaign


China air force holds drills in Western
Pacific for second time this month


Islamic State claims Baghdad
suicide bombing that kills seven


Russian and Syrian jets bomb
Aleppo camp retaken by rebels


Turkey wants to join U.S.-led operation
against Islamic State in Raqqa: Erdogan


UK parliament must be fully informed
on Brexit strategy: opposition leader


Britain has lot to do before triggering
EU divorce: foreign minister


Jordanian writer shot dead outside
court before trial over cartoon


Blast rocks Hungary's
capital, two injured


Police search for motive in deadly
Washington state mall shooting


Suspect in fatal shooting of five at
Washington state mall captured, identified


Charlotte protesters keep marching
after police release shooting video


Charlotte police videos released but
question of gun still unanswered


Eight, including toddler,
hurt in Baltimore shooting


Black man shot dead by police in Oklahoma
remembered in music-filled service


Yemen plans U.N. complaint over
Iran weapons transfers -minister


China, Cuba agree to deepen ties
during PM Li's Havana visit


Charlotte shooting victim's family
says killing doesn't make sense


Kids in tow, Prince William,
Kate begin visit to Canada


Charlotte police release video
of fatal shooting after protests


Gabon opposition leader rejects
ruling upholding Bongo poll win


Philippines tells world not to
interfere in Duterte drugs war


UK doctors call
off strike action


Michigan State football players
emulate raised-fist protest in NFL


Canada, China sign law enforcement
agreements during Li visit


Demonstrators rally in Oklahoma before
funeral of black man shot by police


BBC News
NY Times News