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Political labels depend on location

It is interesting to observe how political labels are used across the United States and around the world, as if these labels meant the same thing regardless of location. For example, a conservative in Louisiana is very different from a conservative in New York, just as a liberal in Louisiana is very different from a liberal in New York. The same is the case for conservatives and liberals compared to politicians with the same political labels from other nations. David Brooks, writing for The New York Times, observed that recently re-elected Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain's Conservative Party isn't a Ronald Reagan or Margaret Thatcher type of conservative, but "a more...