Once praised by U.S. conservatives, Sweden is forced to rethink after surge in Covid-19 cases

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Once Sweden found cheerleaders among conservative commentators and activists in the United States for its light-touch approach to the coronavirus pandemic.But as the numbers of deaths and infections surge, Sweden’s government has been forced to introduce much tougher regulations to prevent the virus from spreading.Beginning Tuesday, the number of people who can…Continue Reading

Here’s why conservatives and liberals differ on COVID-19

Daniel Zane is an assistant professor of marketing at Lehigh University’s College of Business. Credit: Lehigh University Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, political ideology has been perhaps the strongest predictor of consumers’ perceptions of the coronavirus’ threat. According to a new study from Lehigh University’s College of Business, the differences between conservative and liberal responses to…Continue Reading

The NBA Is White Conservatives’ Favorite New Target for Racial Dog-whistling

In the political paradigm created by the coronavirus pandemic, Donald Trump and the Republican Party are having a harder time than usual executing some of the standard fare from their electoral playbook—and not just because the rising death count and unemployment rates create some inconvenient storylines. As the party swings into the heart of the…Continue Reading

Conservatives blast Supreme Court ruling: Roberts has ‘abandoned his oath’

Conservative lawmakers blasted Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts after he sided with the court’s liberal justices in a 5-4 decision Friday that rejected a Nevada church’s request to block the state government from enforcing a cap on attendance at religious services.Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTrade negotiations mustn’t short-circuit domestic debate Tea Party rises up…Continue Reading