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The Fundamental (and Fatal?) Tension in the Tea Party Movement

Colin Delany | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Colin Delany

The real danger for the Tea Parties is that Dick Armey's FreedomWorks and the Republican party might ride their tiger to short-term victory in 2010 but tame it in the process.

The U.S. Military's 1947 Warning on Intolerance

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Ritz

It is and always has been a risk in free societies that those interested in power or ideology will take advantage of those freedoms to deny the same to others.

Michael Gerson: Tea Party Toxic For GOP

The Washington Post | Michael Gerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the normal course of events, political movements begin as intellectual arguments, often conducted for years in serious books and journals. To study...

Darrell Issa: Tea Party 'Not Angry Enough'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(AP) - Tea party activists who have protested government spending and pushed for the GOP to nominate more conservative candidates this year aren't out...

Some Failed Tea Party Candidates Not Willing To Back Victorious Opponents

USA Today | Kathy Kiely | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's just the latest example of the GOP's Tea Party dilemma. In several high-profile races where the small-government activists have been a factor, st...

Joel Pollak Cites Gun-Toter As Example Of Tea Party Diversity

Progress Illinois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On WFLD's Fox Chicago Sunday this past weekend, GOP candidate Joel Pollack discussed why he is challenging Rep. Jan Schakowsky in the 9th Congressiona...

Protesters At Google Headquarters Blast 'Evil' Pact With Verizon

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Some one-hundred people rallied outside Google headquarters in Mountain View, California today, shouting a phrase that would be familiar to any employ...

Tea Partiers Say The Darndest Things

Simon Greer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Simon Greer

Though their quotes can be quite amusing, without the Tea Party movement, we would have had a stronger health care bill, a more robust ongoing stimulus to retain and create jobs, maybe even comprehensive immigration reform.

Tea Party Groups Take Strong Stance On Net Neutrality

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Following the release of Google and Verizon's controversial proposal on managing Internet traffic, which comes less than a week after the FCC abandone...

Republicans: What's Wrong With Being Sweden?

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

The Regressives in the GOP, who would like their Fox-fed minions and Tea Party zombies to bring us back to a white America that existed around the tim...

Tea Party Activists Tout Power Of 'Sweat Equity' Over Cash

AOL News | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tea party activists wrapping up a four-day election boot camp here say they''ll make up in "sweat equity" what they lack in political cash to get out ...

Democratic Values, Islam and the Judeo-Christian Tradition Fallacy

Stuart Whatley | Posted 10.19.2012 | Religion
Stuart Whatley

Models for pluralistic societies based on liberal democratic values exist throughout the historical landscape, independent of the Judeo-Christian tradition. It bodes well that they may be freely adopted by all cultures.

WATCH: The Best (Or Worst) Of Tea Party-Inspired Music

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The tea party movement has been the inspiration for numerous songs, music videos, and compilations. Musicians and artists around the nation have sough...

Tea Party Running Short On Cash

Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some leading tea party activists are concerned that their efforts to reshape American politics, starting with the 2010 elections, are being undermined...

The Tea Party Movement Is a National Embarrassment

Stuart Whatley | Posted 02.09.2010 | Books
Stuart Whatley

The Tea Party movement is the latest installment in an old American tradition: the exploitation of mostly frustrated, desperate, and susceptible people by monied interests and profiteers.

Tea Party Fife-And-Drum Duo Ripped Apart By Political Differences Reunite (VIDEO)

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- A Colorado fife-and-drum duo that became a fixture at tea party gatherings has split up over political differences. Fife playe...

Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Reinforces National Backlash

Ernest Istook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ernest Istook

When a court reverses the voters' decision, it reinforces the tidal wave of disgust at political elites who run roughshod over the will of the people.

Students Mixed on New Tea Party Summer School

Matt Vasilogambros | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Matt Vasilogambros

Liberty Central has now joined the fight to educate their members. The conservative group started an online training program. The introduction video shows images of disheartened Tea Party protesters marching on Washington.

New START vs. the Tea Party: What's the Greatest Threat?

Don Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Don Kraus

What's more dangerous: the thousands of nukes that will still target U.S. and Russian cities if the New START treaty is not ratified OR the opportunistic, Tea Party pandering politicians who would derail this commonsense agreement?

Rep. Bob Inglis, Confessions Of A Tea Party Casualty

Mother Jones | David Corn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GOP Rep. Bob Inglis slams Republican demagoguery, bemoans anti-Semitic tea party conspiracy nonsense, decries Sarah Palin's ignorance, and looks for a...

Tea Party Turns To Williamsburg Reenactors For 'Advice About How To Rebel'

The Washington Post | Amy Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WILLIAMSBURG -- The original Tea Party may have been in Boston, but some modern-day "tea party" activists are finding a powerful narrative this summer...

How I Got Teabaggers to Watch PBS

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Now that PBS knows that millions of Teabaggers watch PBS, I hope that they'll adjust their programming accordingly. Maybe it's time for Ken Burns to do a fourteen-hour miniseries on Glenn Beck.

Dr. King and the "Guys With the Guns" at the NRA

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

We now know that the NRA will be joining Beck and Palin for Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally at the Lincoln Memorial on the 47th Anniversary of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Is it possible to imagine a greater offense to the legacy of Dr. King?

Roy Sekoff On 'Ed Show': How GOP's Embrace Of Tea Party Is Like Dating A Hot Guy With Issues

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost editor Roy Sekoff appeared on "The Ed Show" Wednesday night to discuss the Democratic National Committee's new push to tie the tea party move...

Dan Hoyle Breathes New Life Into Real Americans

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Watching what seems like a slight and sweet young man with a naturally athletic body morph into 20+ characters of varying ages, wisdom, genders, and enthusiasm is an experience you won't want to miss.