2) re 1) see an example of the ness monster
"But the conservative worldview is robust because of its imperviousness to evidence." which clearly means
But the conservative worldview is robust because it's impervious to evidence."
3) what's with the Bloomberg Headline person ? The article explains how Conservative's are insane and might destroy the economy to make their prediction that it will be destroyed if Obama is re-elected true
"Conservatives are sure that the Obama presidency will lead to an economic calamity, and they will prove it, if necessary." but the headline suggests that Obama might ruin the economy "
Will Obama Ruin the Economy to Ruin the Republicans?"
Did the person who wrote the headline actually read the article ?