Welfare Messaging – Look to Singapore
t seems that every time there is a discussion on welfare reform, the conservative in the discussion falls into the same trap. Even with the facts squarely in their corner, the conservative plays the part of the Seahawks, and snatches defeat from the jaws of victory.
Game Of Thrones & Islamic Terrorism: A Stark Contrast
But it costs something to advocate for real rape victims. It takes more than a hashtag, and you can’t change the channel. You can’t read ahead to the Bad Guy getting his comeuppance (if he ever does), or skip past the gruesome details to the part where the heroine finds comfort and perhaps a greater inner strength. And real rape victims have the added complication of being, well, real. You actually have to do something when confronted with the crime of rape.
Small Talk – Civil Asset Forfeiture
We continued our Conservative Small Talk series on The Refinery this week with a focus on Civil Asset Forfeiture. In case you’re unfamiliar with the concept, it means a government entity – like the IRS or a Sheriff’s Department – can seize your cash, your home, your car, or any other assets they like if they suspect that the assets have been used or obtained in the commission of a crime.
Conservative Small Talk
In the run-up to a presidential election year, the talk is all about turning out the base. Candidates who don’t spend their early campaign efforts courting their base voters will have a hard time just getting past the primaries. So for much of the election cycle, the discussion is taking place among political insiders, mostly people who vote in primaries. By the time the primary contest is decided somewhere in the second half of the election year, the candidate has had little time to focus on reaching the general public for the general election, and has to turn the entire campaign apparatus on a dime from a base-focused campaign to a general-focused campaign.