The Left/Right Divide

April 4, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Posted in politics straight up | Leave a comment
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A young boy, Warren Sonnemann, holding up a prize Easter basket at the White House Easter egg roll. 1923 April 2. (Library of Congress)

Steve Benen sent us an Easter present in the form of a post describing succinctly the chasm that separates the Left from the Right:

The left starts with a policy goal (more people with access to medical care, more students with access to college, less pollution, more Wall Street safeguards) and crafts proposals to try to complete the task. The right starts with an ideological goal (smaller government, more privatization, lower taxes) and works backwards.


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