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Tea Party Politics

The Daily Szep -- The Tea Party

Paul Szep | Posted 10.26.2013 | Comedy
Paul Szep


Vulgar Borkians: The Tea Party and the Judge

Lawrence Rosenthal | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Lawrence Rosenthal

Zero-sum thinking in American conservatism goes deeper than disputing spoils. The Tea Party's view about things like benefits is a subset of a more general vein of conservative thought in which liberty itself is seen as a zero-sum commodity.

If Only the American Economy Wasn't Dragged Down by the Welfare of Its People

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.07.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I like watching how Tea Party radio plays a role in the care and feeding of radical ideas. No Social Security. No food stamps. No pesky Great Society programs to sink the economy and hold back the poor from thriving.

Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party: How They Appear on the Web

Chris Holden | Posted 02.01.2012 | Technology
Chris Holden

The results of comparing the online coverage of the Tea Party with the coverage for the first few months of OWS' existence show that the two movements are represented online in dramatically different ways.

Republicans Infected by 'Constitutional Conservative' Virus

Karl Frisch | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
Karl Frisch

Truth be told, there are significant portions of the Constitution that these so-called "constitutional conservatives" would love nothing more than to destroy.

Debt Debate -- Politicians Shirk the Responsibilities of the Job

Daniel Dicker | Posted 09.22.2011 | Politics
Daniel Dicker

With my retirement account and my clients' at such grave risk, I am wondering when the responsibility of the job of being a Congressman will trump the rhetoric and jousting for political advantage.

Freedom's Just Another Word for Nothing Else to Say

Daniel Cluchey | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cluchey

Barack Obama is not Franklin Roosevelt. What unites the two men are the ideas that have obstructed them, those tired, feverish allegations that so often clutter the road to prosperity.

Joe Miller's Paranoid Attempt To Overthrow The Alaska Republican Party

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

When U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller set out in 2008 to overthrow the head of the Alaska Republican Party, the mission, to him, became far more dange...

Local Tea Party Candidate, Local Smears

Sarah Lovinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Sarah Lovinger

why is Joel Pollak resorting to smear tactics? This candidate is playing the 'anti-Semite' card in an effort to scare Jewish members of Rep. Schawkosky's district into voting for him instead.

Tea Party Candidates Struggle To Find Electoral Success

Wall Street Journal | NEIL KING JR. And DOUGLAS BELKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mr. Meade's experience goes to the heart of a debate roiling the nascent movement: Should it back fervent long shots who hew to its antigovernment vie...

POLL: Most Tea Partiers Identify With The GOP, Despite Claims Of Independence

Politico | KENNETH P. VOGEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While tea party activists have described themselves as political free agents disgusted with both parties, a new poll by Quinnipiac University shows th...

Tea Party Movement To Shake Up 2010 Elections

Washington Post | Dan Eggen and Perry Bacon Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The energized "tea party" movement, which upended this year's political debate with noisy anti-government protests, is preparing to shake up the 2010 ...