Arthur C. Brooks in the Wall Street Journal:
Conservatives are fighting a losing battle of moral arithmetic. They hand an argument with virtually 100% public support — care for the vulnerable—to progressives, and focus instead on materialistic concerns and minority moral viewpoints.
The irony is maddening. America’s poor people have been saddled with generations of disastrous progressive policy results, from welfare-induced dependency to failing schools that continue to trap millions of children.
Meanwhile, the record of free enterprise in improving the lives of the poor both here and abroad is spectacular.
Brooks goes on to show how the political left is failing the most vulnerable in our society. Read more at Republicans and Their Faulty Moral Arithmetic.