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How Conservative is Too Conservative?

Mark P. Jones

How Conservative is Too Conservative?.

Movement conservatives and establishment conservatives view the policy and political world from different angles. As a result, what establishment conservatives often perceive as a flawless policy agenda is simultaneously seen by movement conservatives as a path to disaster, and vice versa. At the same time, there’s considerable common policy ground between movement and establishment conservatives and more opportunities for consensus than for conflict in the Texas legislature. 

Mark P. Jones, fellow in political science, analyzes the issue in "How Conservative is Too Conservative?," published Feb. 10, 2015, by the Texas Tribune.