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January 24, 2005

A Tally of Power

James Glassman has put together an interesting assessment of conservatives' percentage of control of some of the nation's most powerful institutions:

At the Capitol, the procession’s starting point, Republicans hold a 10-seat majority in the Senate and a solid grasp, for the 10th year in a row, on the House. The majority of governors, including those of the four largest states, are Republican, and the GOP controls most state legislatures.

Most significantly, Americans, by a 3 to 2 margin, identify themselves as conservatives rather than liberals.

The American left — liberalism, collectivism, statism, New Dealism (call it what you want) — remains firmly in charge of most powerful U.S. institutions. Here is a brief review of 10 of them, along with my rough estimate, by percentage, of conservative influence.

Blogs haven't yet made the cut, by the way.

(via Patrick Sweeney)

Posted by Justin Katz at January 24, 2005 12:54 PM
Liberalism vs. Conservatism

Seems that conservative v. liberal control (or dominance) of the blogosphere would be too difficult to quantify. Not even sure how you would go about it.

Posted by: c matt at January 24, 2005 2:33 PM