Conor Friedersdorf

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5 Feb, 2012

What Does Tolerance Mean?

2019-03-18T18:47:48-05:00February 5th, 2012|Tags: , , |

The word tolerance gets thrown around a lot in the media and in every day conversation. But I've noticed that few people, and especially those with set political beliefs, actually understand what the word means in practice. Conor Friedersdorf at The Atlantic has a great piece, entitled A Real Commitment to Minority Rights Needs a [...]

28 Jan, 2012

If You Read About Politics, You Should Read These Guys: Greenwald and Friedersdorf

2019-03-18T18:47:48-05:00January 28th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , |

Between my first year of law school and two young children, I have really cut down on the amount of media I read in a given day. I tend to follow a pattern of checking the headlines at the New York Times, and then looking to see if any members of the Supreme Court [...]

18 Jan, 2012

Conor Friedersdorf Rebuts Santorum’s Arguments Against Same-Sex Marriage

2012-01-18T05:07:55-06:00January 18th, 2012|Tags: , , , |

Same-sex marriage promises to be an enormously divisive issue in this election year. No current candidate stands for gay marriage: President Obama advocates civil unions and Congressman Ron Paul says that the issue should be left to the states. Yet, several candidates are vehemently opposed to same-sex marriage. One of them is Rick Santorum. Now, [...]

3 Jan, 2012

The Allure of Civil Libertarian Ron Paul: Three Reasons Why He’s Gained a Following of Young People and Is a Grave Threat to the Political Establishment

2019-03-18T18:47:49-05:00January 3rd, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , |

Mainstream media—like CBS and the New York Times—have reported that in the days leading up to the Iowa primary, a large number of young adults have flowed into Iowa like this past summer’s floods down the Missouri river. They have arrived with one mission: aid and assist Presidential candidate Ron Paul in [...]