Red and blue balloons floated behind a life-size cutout of President Donald Trump in the foyer of Bryant Hall. Handouts with titles such as “Great Myths...

If there is one word that conjures up images of stuffy white grandfathers counting their money and yelling at children, it’s “conservative.” The term plays a prevalent role today to both sides of the spectrum. Right-wingers clutch it like they clutch their guns; left-wingers spit it out like venom. And yet, the term has been thrown around so carelessly that it has...