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2012-12-11 12:03:06

Public opinion on environmental issues such as climate change, deforestation, and toxic waste seems to fall along increasingly partisan lines. But new research suggests that environmental messages framed in terms of conservative morals – describing environmental stewardship in terms of fending off threats to the “purity” and “sanctity” of Earth and our bodies – may help to narrow the partisan gap. A study from researchers at UC Berkeley has found that...

Study Finds Conservative Trust In Science Declining
2012-04-01 06:11:11

Conservative voters say that they have less confidence in the institution of science now than they did during the mid-1970s, claims a study published last Thursday in the American Sociological Review. According to USNews.com reporter Jason Koebler, the study, which was conducted by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sociologist Gordon Gauchat, found that just 35% said that they had a "great deal of trust in science" in 2010. In comparison, in 1974, 48% said that they trusted the...

2010-01-22 13:24:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Democrat's bitter election loss in Massachusetts underscores just how far liberals have fallen in the last year. But a new book, Answering Back: Liberal Responses to Conservative Arguments, provides the tools they need to regain lost ground. "This book is a must-read for everyone who supports Obama and the liberal agenda," says author David Coates. "Never before have we been called on to be more effective communicators in...

2009-07-09 09:08:36

Barely six out of ten Swedes have confidence in scientists and there has been a decline of six percentage points over the past year. Supporters of the Left Party and the Nationalist Democrats (political parties at each end of the political spectrum) have the least positive view of scientific development, according to a new study carried out by Vetenskap & Allmänhet (Public & Science), VA, and the SOM Institute58 per cent of Swedes have a high or fairly high level of confidence in...

2008-10-20 18:00:13

Canadians Liberal Party leader Stephane Dion said Monday afternoon he will give up the post once a successor is picked at a leadership convention. The Liberals have a policy convention scheduled for early May in Vancouver but that is expected to be moved up. "Politics has its ups and downs," Dion said in announcing his intentions. "I'm happy to be able to say I have enjoyed many more ups than downs." Dion's decision came after last week's national election in which the Liberals not only...

2008-09-09 15:00:17

The Canadian Conservative Party has cut a scene from an Internet ad showing a bird leaving droppings on Liberal leader Stephane Dion, the party said Tuesday. Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper apologized for inclusion of the scene featuring a defecating puffin, calling it "tasteless and inappropriate," The Globe and Mail reported. The party blamed the clip on an overzealous Web designer, the newspaper said. The ad at notaleader.ca, which shows Dion in front of a blackboard that...

2008-09-09 12:00:15

Canada's Liberal Party unveiled a Web site Tuesday that portrays leader Stephane Dion as an outdoorsy, passionate, family man with rugged interests. The This Is Dion campaign site, which shows the 52-year-old Quebecker skiing, fishing and playing ball hockey, seeks to counter Conservative efforts to depict Dion as less manly, less decisive and more aloof than Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, The Globe and Mail reported. Thisisdion.ca shows "another side of the Liberal leader,"...

2008-09-08 00:00:08

By Rob Gillies Canada's Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, has dissolved Parliament and called an early election for next month, in the hope of strengthening his Conservative minority government's hold on power. Mr Harper's Conservatives need to win 28 more seats to secure a majority, and opinion polls in recent days suggest they have a chance of doing so. A Conservative victory in 2006 ended almost 13 years of Liberal Party rule, but Mr Harper's minority government has been forced to rely...

2006-05-16 17:10:16

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's minority Conservative government quickly went on the political offensive on Tuesday after an official investigation revealed more problems with a controversial long gun registry set up by the previous Liberal government. Treasury Board Minister John Baird said the report showed the Liberals -- who lost power in an election in January after more than 12 years in office -- had been guilty of "serious abuses and mismanagement." The...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'