• Why religious republicans keep the focus on social issues

    As I was writing the last article concerning republicans on the extreme right and their stance on global warming, I realized that there are a few more policy positions of theirs that are weird for Europeans. Key among these issues are abortion, gay rights and teaching creationism. In essence the Republican stance on these issues is tailor-made to co-opt the religious conservatives of America. Whereas in the American two-party system this alliance between the religious conservatives and the fiscal conservatives is almost an arranged marriage, by European standards they seem strange bed-fellows indeed. [Read More…]