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What is a Conservative?

President Reagan at the 1985 Conservative Political Action Conf. Getty Images.
President Reagan at the 12th Annual Conservative Political Action Conf in 1985. Getty Images.

We're not sure whether they were inspired by Sojourners’ ongoing "What is an Evangelical?" series, but TIME Magazine has published an interesting set of short articles from influential conservatives who answer three separate, but connected questions:

  1. What does a conservative believe?
  2. Is there a crisis in the conservative movement?
  3. What are the three most important action items for the next President?

Academics, religious leaders and journalists offer their own answers.

What do you think?

Here's a video compilation of what President Reagan believed "conservative" meant:

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