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A True Populist Revolt in Bell: And It's Not the Tea Partiers

Mona Gable | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Mona Gable

Compared to the inane rantings of the Tea Partiers we've been hearing, the citizens of Bell actually had legitimate complaints. Bell's top officials were paying themselves like bankers.

Ramblings of a 'Fake American'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

When Republicans question Democrats' patriotism, they are discrediting themselves and demeaning and dangerously dividing the Real America they profess to honor and love.

A Question for the GOP & Tea Partiers: Should We Abolish (or Severely Weaken) the FDA?

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If congressional Republicans opposed the PPCA (i.e., health care reform) because it is an imposition on liberty and the free market, what must they think about the powers of the FDA, which regulates 30% of the economy?

Jason Linkins

Washington Times Compares 'Tea-Bagger' To N-Word | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This "Inside the Beltway" column from Jennifer Harper in the Washington Times begins, "The term 'tea-bagger' is like uttering the 'n' word, some say." Oh, really? Well, "some people" are wrong!

Obama Poll Watch -- April, 2010

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama seems to have hit a plateau in his approval ratings, which have remained largely unchanged for the past three months. Could it be that we've all just made up our minds about the job the president is doing?

Tea Partiers In Tax Day Protests Try To Explain Why They're Against Obama (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATE*** The Washington Post's Dave Weigel interviews Chase Whiteside, the man conducting the interviews. A correspondent for New Left Media v...

Mario Cantone: Tea Partiers Are 'Retarded'

Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

This week, HuffPost Comedy got a chance to sit down with Mario Cantone and talk about the tea party, Betty White, and Larry King's rekindled romance. ...

Come, Tea Partiers and Liberals - Let Us Reason Together

Religion News Service | TOM EHRICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Tom Ehrich Religion News Service (RNS) Even though Tea Party activists probably distrust liberals like myself, I'd like to "reach across the aisle...

Tea Party ending tour in capital it loves to hate

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Tea party protesters marked tax day Thursday with exhortations against "gangster government" and appeals from Republicans seeking t...

The F Word: Tax Grousing Tells Half The Story

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

It's tax time again, the time of year when Americans grouse about forking over part of their hard-earned cash to the dear old government. These days,...

Republican War Against the American People: "We Will Allow Total Economic Collapse"

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Republican Congressional leadership confirmed that they oppose financial reform and that they oppose breaking up the big banks. That, my friends, is a Republican Declaration of War against the American people

Jason Linkins

Fox News Publishes Semi-Critical Article On Tea Party Participants | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Internet is buzzing about a recently-published article describing the denizens of the Tea Party movement as a collective of gaping-eyed loons. What makes this recent discursive so exciting is that it comes from Fox News.

The Nomination Fight and the Republican Quandary

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The rational thing for Republicans would be to make the nomination a short enough process to show that they are interested in occasionally working with the Democrats.

Take It Down A Notch, GOP

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

There is a suffocating, sweltering mood brewing in our country, like that of the anxious early 1960s; one that has gained safe haven in the Republican Party.

Obama Poll Watch -- May, 2010

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Will Obama's presidency wind up charting a similar course as Carter, or will he recover as Reagan did? Only a fool would even contemplate making such a prediction at this point, that's all that really can be said.

Tea Party Groups Flock To Protest Obama In North Carolina

Charlotte Observer | Jim Morrill and Bruce Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tea party groups from around the Piedmont are planning to protest PresidentBarack Obama's health care overhaul and other policies Friday, though detai...

The F Word: Trust Just Isn't Enough

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

People love to talk "trust" -- a deep seated feeling untouchable by reason. But it's not anything ineffable we're talking about here; it's actions or lack of them, and choices; picking sides.

Tea Party Excess?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I'm not saying the Tea Party wackadoodles shouldn't be exposed by the Left, to show the lunacy and nastiness being openly displayed by some Tea Partiers. But it doesn't mean the movement itself is solely comprised of such gadflies.

Oh, What a Week It Was!: Healthcare Reform, Student Loan Reform, Nuclear Arms Reduction, Rising Iran Sanctions Possibility, Tough Love to Israel

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Without diminishing the skills and hard work of those who brought all these matters to this point, one cannot overstate the impact that this President's election, perspective, and persona had on these outcomes.

Electric Shocks, Tea Partiers and Rabble Rousers

Cindy Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cindy Handler

For those of us who respect our country enough to obey its laws, it's time to denounce the acts of violence and those who enable them. We must do so, loud and clear. Before it's too late.

The Super Seven: Colorado's Congressional Health Care Heroes

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

Mark Udall, Michael Bennet, Ed Perlmutter, Diana DeGette, John Salazar, Jared Polis and Betsy Markey are seven ordinary human beings with extraordinary courage.

The Tea Party's Impossible Anti-Government Dream

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

The recent outsized importance given to a small band of anti-government activists only sets up an epic struggle between Big Government Obama and the Angry Anti-Tax crowd. As usual, we ignore the majority in the middle.

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Jennifer Evans Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Evans Gardner

Many Republicans are in an uproar, convinced that Congress has gone against the American people's wishes in passing the health care bill. The thing is, they haven't.

The Happiest Tea Partiers Ever

Liz Glover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Liz Glover

The Happiest Tea Partiers Ever from Elizabeth Glover on Vimeo. Originally posted on Wonkette. ...

Rand Paul Underscores the Tea Party's Connection to Race

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

In Rand Paul's utopia, a private, free market police corporation can set up shop in a community, buy up any competing police corporations and announce that it no longer serves black people.