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The Hidden Cause of the Congressional Stalemate

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lisa Earle McLeod

I grew in Arlington Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. Two guys I went to high school with had fathers who were Congressmen. One was a Republican, the other a Democrat.

11 More Completely-Made-Up Obama Scandals

Posted 07.05.2012 | Comedy

Conservative news site World Net Daily is reporting a brand-new Obama "scandal," one that questions the validity of his social security number. Accor...

We the People?

Sunil Adam | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam


Rockefeller's Bill Is a Sneak Attack on the Clean Air Act

Dan Lashof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Lashof

Rockefeller's proposal would not explicitly deny the problem -- it would just make it impossible for the EPA to do anything about it, at least when it comes to the largest sources, such as power plants and refineries.

Have a Very Tea Party Christmas!

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

Christmas is a time to spread love, kindness, and, if you're smart about it, your ideology. Try these activities with your friends and family this holiday season.

Tea Party Brewing In Brooklyn (VIDEO)

Huff Post Citizen Reporting | Laura Kusisto and Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Produced by HuffPost Citizen Journalism Unit in collaboration with The Brooklyn Ink at the Columbia Journalism School. The Tea Party movement has c...

Why the DSCC Loves Sarah Palin

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

Nationally, both Democrats and Republicans are underestimating Sarah Palin. The DSCC and others do this at their own peril. Alaska is a chance to drive a political stake through the heart of the Palin king-maker meme.

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.

The Trouble With Shirley: Race, Power and the Cow in the Room

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

In our efforts to move past race, we have run right smack into it. There is no doubt about it. Rather than moving us toward a post-racial society, it has made us hyper vigilant of how race and power intersect in American society.

Public Goods and the Public Goods

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

Students of economic history know that public goods create ties that bind citizens to each other and to the broader society. This is even more essential than the goods and services produced.

The Cheapness That Is Not: Thoughts on the BP Spill

Laura Penny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laura Penny

Why did BP build a well it cannot fix? Because it was "cheaper" for them to do so.

A Time For Tea: A Tea Party Time Line

Alex Brant-Zawadzki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Brant-Zawadzki

It would take a book or three to provide a comprehensive documentation of every aspect of the origins of the Tea Party movement. There are so many dif...

The GOP's Health Farce

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Marshall

Public opinion against health reform may yet be turned around by a decisive show of political leadership. That's why Obama is right to keep pressing for reform, even if in the end he has to settle for less.

Anatomy of the Tea Party Movement: American Future Fund

Alex Brant-Zawadzki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Brant-Zawadzki

On February 19, the same day that Rick Santelli's infamous MSNBC ignited the Tea Party movement, the Fund put up a petition on their website for those interested in attending the Chicago Tea Party.

Anatomy of the Tea Party Movement: FreedomWorks

Alex Brant-Zawadzki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Brant-Zawadzki

FreedomWorks is credited as the front group behind the Tea Party protests. It is run by former Republican Majority Leader Dick Armey and draws its origins from the think-tank Citizens for a Sound Economy, founded by David Koch. This summer FreedomWorks supported the efforts of both the Tea Party Patriots and the Tea Party Express.

Frank Rich: White House Doesn't Seem To Understand Public's Wall Street Rage

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration does not seem to understand that this rage, left unaddressed, could consume it. It has pushed aside the entreaties of many --...

Anatomy of the Tea Party Movement: The Media

Alex Brant-Zawadzki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Brant-Zawadzki

After Rick Santelli ranted about government spending on CNBC, coverage by FOX News, conservative talk show hosts, and right-side bloggers pushed the Tea Parties to prominence.

Anatomy of the Tea Party Movement: Americans for Prosperity

Alex Brant-Zawadzki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Brant-Zawadzki

Americans for Prosperity engages in dirtier, noisier tricks than its sibling FreedomWorks, so much so that Rachel Maddow called Americans for Prosperity "a parasite that gets fat on Americans' fears."

Twitterers, Comedians "Punk" Teaparty Organizer Conference Call

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

On Tuesday evening, several organizers of the Teaparty Movement and of the ultraconservative website hosted a telephone conference call for Teaparty activists to receive talking points directly.

Anatomy of the Tea Party Movement: Sam Adams Alliance

Alex Brant-Zawadzki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Brant-Zawadzki

The Sam Adams Alliance has its origins in the libertarian group Americans for Limited Government. It is behind much of the Tea Party movement.

Anatomy of the Tea Party Movement: Tea Party Patriots

Alex Brant-Zawadzki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Brant-Zawadzki

The Tea Party Patriots considers the Tea Party Express to be astroturf, although its founder Amy Kremer recently switched sides from the Tea Party Patriots to the Tea Party Express.

'Tea Party Express II: Rise of the Tea Bags' - The Movie!

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

So we went out to Griffith Park out here in L.A. on Sunday to check out the kick-off day for the new "Tea Party Express II" national tour. Thought we ...

Anatomy of the Tea Party Movement:

Alex Brant-Zawadzki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Brant-Zawadzki is a website developed by conservative website guru Eric Odom, where most of the August Tea Party protests during the August Congressional recess were organized.

Anatomy of the Tea Party Movement: Tea Party Express

Alex Brant-Zawadzki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Brant-Zawadzki

When people think of the Tea Party movement many of them think of the Tea Party Express rallies that received extensive coverage over the summer from FOX News.

Liberal Elitism Will Make Sarah Palin President - How Only Union Organizing Can Stop It

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

The experiences of liberal elites are so outside of the mainstream that, very often, they just don't understand the working class. Very few have any experience living with or knowing working-class people.