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Tea Baggers

Mama Grizzly's Cojones

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

So far, like her Tea Baggin' pals Michele Bachmann, Sharron Angle and Rand Paul, Palin offers nothing meaningful to the debate and excites no one beyond her narrow-minded, race-baiting base.

Tea Party Mascot Speaks Out

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sally Kohn

In my exclusive interview with a Tea Bag, the true story of the Tea Party is revealed. Who knew that a bag of loose leaf could be so loose lipped?!...

You've Got (Hate) Mail: 'When Tea Baggers Attack' Edition

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Waymon Hudson

To me, sending hate mail has always seemed like a lot of effort for little return. So I was surprised to receive over 30 nearly identical messages, all beginning, "Dear Mr. Hudson- You should shut up. You look like a queer."

Tea Party Fantasies

John O'Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John O'Kane

The Tea Party's wide sweep threatens to undo the contract of a fair society that strips and clothes to create freedom for the maximal number, as the founder fathers intended.

How Can You Have a Tea Party if You Won't Share the Pie?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kerry Trueman

As we hear about the Tea Baggers in the news, many of us progressives ask, "Where is our Tea Party?"

Reagan Was Wrong: The Nine Most Terrifying Words Are, "I'm a Libertarian and the Market Will Save You"

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

I don't agree with Reagan. I'm not scared of the government trying to help. But I am terrified of an unfettered free market.

My Day at the Tea Party

Greg Selkoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Selkoe

I made this video of my interactions with the many Tea Baggers in Boston this spring.

New Song: The Tea Party's Over

Abe Gurko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Abe Gurko

I have heard just about enough from the Tea Party, the Tea Baggers, the maroons, whatever you want to call them. What country do we live in and worse, what year is this?

Bill Maher Blasts Tea Baggers For Ignoring Defense Spending (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Bill Maher laid into the tea party movement and the American people for what he described as their disconnect from the reality of the nation's finance...

Maybe The Tea Baggers Could Learn Something From Tax Day

Yisrael Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Yisrael Campbell

In Israel, a crazy thing happened this week... Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day). The day starts the night before, that's Jewish for you, with a siren, one...

Dangerous Right Wing Rhetoric: There Will Be Blood

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's a shame that not one legit Republican in power is willing to publicly condemn the dangerous rhetoric. But why should they, I guess. They hope to benefit by it come November.

Chicago Tea Party Rally Draws Rightwing Kooks -- and Counter-Protesters

Andy Thayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Andy Thayer

Last Thursday's Tea Party at Daley Plaza in Chicago drew about 1,500 participants. Belying their alleged "grassroots" nature, the rally's organizers were heavily aided by pre-rally publicity in the corporate press.

Tea Baggers: Republicans in Wolves' Clothing

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

No, the Tea Baggers are not stupid, as some have claimed, and which the NY Times poll cites to the contrary. But they are terribly misguided and perhaps embarrassingly manipulated

Movie Review: Jonah Hex

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Jonah Hex is such a colossal waste of time that even thinking about seeing it would squander precious seconds of your life.

'SNL' Mocks Tea Baggers' Outfits, Signs, And Lack Of Humor (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Bill Hader made an appearance as James Carville last night on "Weekend Update," and had some fun at the Tea Baggers expense. Referring to their dispea...

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Osborne

One blowing oil well is more real and compelling than all of the lies and noise the right has generated in the last 17 months put together.

The Tea Party Movement Isn't About Racism? Read This...

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

A new poll shows that the Tea Party is actually not really about Sarah Palin, taxes, or even big government. After that, there sure isn't much left to explain all the anger and vitriol.

Sarah's Subpar Stipulations

The DC Damsel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The DC Damsel

She's the queen of the tea party rabble-rousers and does more for lipstick than a pitbull could ever hope to. And while my opinion on death panel Pali...

Obadiah's Tea Party

Tom Halsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Halsted

Unlike today's unruly protesters, the 1773 Tea Party members were perfectly willing to pay the taxes imposed on them by their own colonial government in which they were represented.

Ya Wanna Talk "Radical" Behavior, Newt? How About Looking in the Mirror?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Gingrich's "radical" histrionics are to be expected, no matter how offensive or patently false his claims. As we get closer to November's midterms, we're sure to witness a ratcheting up of this sort of dangerous rhetoric.

Thank You Sarah Palin!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Somehow, somewhere, someone ordained Palin the new head of the GOP and deluded themselves into believing that who and what she touches today will mystically turn into November 2nd gold. Truth is, it'll be just the opposite.

Ryan Grim

Alan Grayson Confronts GOP For Spying On Democratic Gathering (VIDEO) | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative media spent much of Friday attacking Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) for breaking up a GOP meeting Thursday evening in his Orlando district. R...

McCain's Mavericky Maverick Denial: The Videotape, Unlike the Senator, Doesn't Lie.

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The once highly-respected, independent-thinking "maverick" seems to have gone bonkers, no doubt brought on by his cornered-rat-like panic and desperation as August's GOP primary nears.

Wing-Nut Tea

Susan L. Travis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan L. Travis

These are interesting and difficult times for all Americans, though the predicament of our Republican brothers and sisters bears special reflection.

Spring Fever

Mike Malloy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Malloy

How nasty, divisive, and uber-partisan is the current condition of Washington politics? Interactions between Republicans and Democrats on the Hill hav...