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The Tea Party

Who Betcha? The Sociology of Sarah Palin

Galanty Miller | Posted 09.14.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Why don't liberals just ignore Sarah Palin? Because they don't want to ignore her. They like not ignoring Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin is comforting. She's familiar. She's the Tea Party cliché that reminds us why we keep voting Democrat, even though our heart's not really in it anymore.

The Problematic Primacy of Primaries

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Glenn C. Altschuler

The defeat of Eric Cantor, the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, by David Brat, a little known professor of economics at Randolph-Macon...

Here's How to Respond to Your Conservative Republican Relatives Who Don't Think Global Warming Is a Serious Threat

Galanty Miller | Posted 03.17.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

I can't say for sure if global warming is real, in the same way I don't know if the North Pole is cold. I've never been to the North Pole.

The Tangled Tango

Will Durst | Posted 07.24.2013 | Comedy
Will Durst

Out of 296 applicants, not one Tea Party organization was denied non-profit status. Admittedly, some had to wait. And that's what the major charges boil down to: the IRS making things difficult. Imagine that. An inconvenient interaction with the government.

Are Gay Rights The Same As Civil Rights?

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Are gay rights the same as civil rights? That's the question that was posed at a Feb. 21 CNN panel moderated by anchor Carol Costello and composed ...

Si Votamos, Ganamos - Awakening the Sleeping Giant That is the Latino Vote

Led Black | Posted 12.22.2012 | Latino Voices
Led Black

On November 6th we have to not only come out to vote but we must pour forth in a deluge of biblical proportions. We must speak loud and clear, we must roar and we must claim our due. We must tell the world, the GOP, the Tea Party, that this is our country too.

SEC Targeting Low-Level Bankers Instead Of Their Supervisors, Analysis Finds

Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

(Aruna Viswanatha) - The U.S. government is not taking advantage of an enforcement tool that could potentially hold top Wall Street figures accountabl...

WATCH: Kimmel's 'Tea Party Dance Party'

Posted 11.13.2011 | Comedy

If you watched Monday night's CNN Tea Party debate, it's not hard to believe the party has a difficult time appealing to young people. In 2008, then-c...

Teens Rejoice as Perry Vows to Abolish Science and Reason From States' Curricula (Satire)

Brock Cohen | Posted 11.07.2011 | Comedy
Brock Cohen

"First, they said human beings shared genes with monkeys," said Perry to a restive audience of more than 400 teenagers. "Then it was dogs, then rats, then bugs. But apparently, that's no longer demeaning enough."

The Social Dimension of the Debt Ceiling Crisis

Paul Stoller | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Stoller

We can live in a society in which there is a social contract and a sense of sacrifice for the common good, or we can live in a society in which radical individualism has replaced the social contract.

In Search of the Public Good

Paul Stoller | Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics
Paul Stoller

As the debt ceiling clock ticks down, we will soon find out if we are a people possessed by selfish personal desire or a people who promote the public good. In what kind of society do you want your children to live?

Celebrating Fourth of July Without God

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

Michele Bachmann and her religious allies may have deemed themselves the country's true patriots, but millions of religion-free Americans will honor their country this Fourth of July with dignity, respect, and goodness.

The Republicant Platform... An Open Source ReCourse

David Theo Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David Theo Goldberg

Recent political events have finally birthed a new political player, The Republicant Party, the one formerly known as the "The Party." The new party i...

Could Voter Identification Lead to Disenfranchisement in Mississippi?

Leonard Zeskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leonard Zeskind

The Mississippi Secretary of State has announced that enough signatures have been collected to put voter ID on the ballot in 2011. Voters will get the chance to narrow the franchise once again.

Divining Sarah

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

More than any other unsuccessful candidate for vice-president of the United States, Sarah Palin has established herself as a potent force in America politics. With America By Heart, she is casting herself, once again, as the spokesperson of the "real people" in our country.

Is the Tea Party a Moral and Spiritual Movement?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Lost in the debate about the morality of the Tea Party is any discussion about its underpinnings in human nature. The Tea Party is far from perfect, but in emphasizing self-reliance, it taps into the human desire to live a life with self-esteem.

Colbert Looks At Tea Party Coloring Books For Kids (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Last night on "The Colbert Report," Colbert kicked off his "Tip Of The Hat/Wag Of The Finger" segment with a tip of his hat to the publishing company ...

Rooting for the Tea Party?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

The Tea Party victories in the Republican primaries won't provide an electoral boost to the Democrats in the midterms -- but there are a couple of ways in which the Tea Party could help the progressive cause.

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.

Taking Our Country Back From the Cult of Curmudgeon

Brock Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Brock Cohen

Why does Bush get a pass from the Cult of Curmudgeon while his successor gets hung in effigy?