The very different worldviews of left and right

Daniel J. Coffey (Akron): The Moral Diversity of Polarization: Examining Intra-Party Philosophical Differences in a Polarized Political System. No, the Democrats have not moved further left than Republicans have moved right. Harvey Mansfield on our parties: The Democrats and how progress became drift, and the Republicans, the party of virtue. From Wonkblog, Republicans more confident than Democrats they’ll survive the apocalypse, poll finds; more proof that Republicans are from Mars and Democrats are from Venus; and researchers now say conservatives might not be happier than liberals. A study finds lawmakers assume voters are way more conservative than they are. A look at how Americans are shifting left on almost every social issue you can think of. Harry Enten on how there are more liberals, but not fewer conservatives. Are conservatives losing the future? Peter Wehner investigates. Bill O'Reilly thinks the Internet is turning Americans into dumb liberals. No, public opinion is not driven by “unreasoning bias and emotion”. On social ideology, the Left catches up to the Right. “And that's my problem how, exactly?”: Jonathan Cohn on a window into the very different worldviews of left and right. Why conservatives are more likely to buy into mind-blowingly silly news stories. Liberals, peer into your heart and see the darkness inside.