Thursday, April 21, 2005


The Far Right: Influential, but not yet in total control

Social conservatives after Terri Schiavo Following their own path

ETHICAL issues are not the only ones raised by the tragic battles over Terri Schiavo. The determined effort by Congress and the president to try to save the Florida woman has pushed two political questions to the fore. One, posed by secular Americans and many more Europeans, is that old chestnut: have religious fundamentalists taken over the Republican Party? The other, raised by nervous Republicans, is its apparent opposite: is the conservative coalition beginning to crack up?

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