Hey everyone. I'm just starting to get into the wonderful world of politics but i'm kind of confused. I kind of know the difference between democrats and republicans and conservatives vs. liberals but NOT REALLY. I know it seems silly and stupid but i was never taught the viewpoints of the different parties. I guess people just assumed i knew.. but i don't. I'm just wondering if you could give me a defintion of each party and then what their views are on current issues like abortion, gay marriage, education issues, foregin policy, etc. I don't know much so try to "dumb it down". Thanks a lot for your help.