Tag Archives: Liberalism

Gail Collins says another smart thing

She’s framed this in a new way. Well said:

Our biggest political division is the war between [people in] the empty places and [people in] the crowded places.

(No linkee . . . I’ve used up my NY Times freebies for the month)

Hang your heads in shame, Liberals!

Over at The Conservative Lie, bigotbasher has a post called ‘Liberals Built America“. He lists (via┬áKos) some of the things, to use his words, ‘bequeathed to America”. Like:

.. the 8 hour day
.. paid holidays
.. paid vacations
.. sick pay
.. pensions
.. workplace safety
.. Social Security
.. Medicare
.. Medicaid
.. GI Bills
.. student loans and grants for college
.. Consumer Product Safety Commission
.. requiring truth in advertising
.. Food safety
.. safety in drugs and cosmetics
.. requiring auto makers to recall and fix unsafe vehicles
.. clean water
.. clean air
.. free public education

There are so many more at his link.

I know this is a cheap shot. But it’s irresistible.

This headline at Raw Story brings us to a study conducted at University College London in the UK. Here’s the headline:

Conservatives have larger ‘fear center’ in brain

” . . . conservatives’ brains have larger amygdalas than the brains of liberals. Amygdalas are responsible for fear and other “primitive” emotions . . . If the study is confirmed, it could give us the first medical explanation for why conservatives tend to be more receptive to threats of terrorism, for example, than liberals. And it may help to explain why conservatives like to plan based on the worst-case scenario, while liberals tend towards rosier outlooks.

“Geraint Rees, the neurologist who carried out the study, heads up UCL’s Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and was originally asked half-jokingly to study the differences between liberal and conservative brains for an episode of BBC 4’s Today show that was hosted by actor Colin Firth. But, after studying 90 UCL students and two British parliamentarians, the neurologist was shocked to discover a clear correlation between the size of certain brain parts and political views.