This Tax Day, as you're dropping your return in the mail (or pressing that e-send button), instead of reinforcing the pro-rich, anti-tax lie and sighing grumpily as you do your duty, look around at everything your taxes are paying for.
How did a country which survived the ravages of the Civil War, who came together during the Great Depression, spoke with one voice in defeating Nazi Germany; and later Communism, become so divided in such a short period of time?
When the Tea Party is encouraged to take guns to presidential events and carry signs with assassination threats to our leaders, are we really all that surprised by this, the moment they realize they've lost?
If the Mad-as-hell Party helps get money out of politics it will do a world of good. But if it just fulminates against the establishment, forget it. Wrecking balls are easy to wield. Rescuing our democracy is hard work.
Leaders of the Tea Party movement are throwing their weight behind Republican Scott Brown's campaign for Ted Kennedy's vacated Senate seat. This is a significant departure from the movement's strategy thus far.