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Rights Only for the Right People

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

All those rights Americans cherish, those fundamental human and political freedoms protected by the U.S. Constitution, Republicans contend those aren't really inalienable rights or anything solid or permanent like that.

Boston Tea Party Still Stirs

Robert Strong | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Strong

Contemporary Tea Party Republicans would certainly oppose taxation without representation. Unfortunately, they are also against taxation with representation. And when you get down to it, they don't really like representation.

Queen Elizabeth, Your Old Colony Needs Help

David Kirp | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics
David Kirp

Dear Queen Liz (if I may be so presumptuous), I write with a simple purpose -- to plead with you to reverse more than two centuries of history and bring your former colonies back into the fold.

Religious and Patriotic Pre-Revolutionary Chocolate

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz | Posted 09.01.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

In tribute to the popularity of chocolate as a substitute for tea in the Colonies following the Boston Tea Party, I suggest that we raise some chocolate to toast American Independence.

Texas Schools Lesson Depicts Boston Tea Party As Act Of Terrorism

Posted 11.26.2012 | Education

Some Texas parents are upset over a history lesson that depicts the Boston Tea Party as an act of terrorism. The historical protest against taxati...

How Plagiarism Made America

Todd Andrlik | Posted 10.14.2012 | Media
Todd Andrlik

It seems every year a new plagiarism scandal strikes the media. Today, the stigma of lifting passages can haunt media professionals forever, but 250 years ago stealing another reporter's work without credit was an acceptable form of journalism.

America's Oldest National Political Holiday

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.21.2012 | Home
Chris Weigant

On March 18, 1766, for the very first time America celebrated a political event together -- and they continued to do so for years afterwards. Together. As Americans -- celebrating a purely American national political holiday.

The Komen Controversy: Enough Already With "The Power of Social Media"

Andy Ostroy | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Let's not take away from the power of protest, and what we as citizens can achieve, by wasting so much time fawning over technology's role in all of it.

Quick History Lesson: The Boston Tea Party... Recreated With Legos (WATCH)

| Posted 11.15.2011 | Home

Sick of studying for AP US History? If you don't have time to take a break but could use a little comic relief, check out this student-made short film...

Disguising Themselves as Indians Was an Act of Cowardice

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Giago

If the Tea Party wants to "spruce up its historical bona fides," its members should honor its real history by attending all of the Tea Party rallies dressed as American Indians and not as George Washington.

A Mother's Day Pro-Marijuana Tea Party

Jessica Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jessica Peck

I will have my daughters by my side as I help launch the Women's Marijuana Movement. Joining me will be my fellow Republican mother, Mari Clauss, who has spent most of her adult life fighting lupus.

My Day at the Tea Party

Greg Selkoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Selkoe

I made this video of my interactions with the many Tea Baggers in Boston this spring.

New Song: The Tea Party's Over

Abe Gurko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Abe Gurko

I have heard just about enough from the Tea Party, the Tea Baggers, the maroons, whatever you want to call them. What country do we live in and worse, what year is this?

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...

Obadiah's Tea Party

Tom Halsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Halsted

Unlike today's unruly protesters, the 1773 Tea Party members were perfectly willing to pay the taxes imposed on them by their own colonial government in which they were represented.

Eight Thoughts About Election Day and Words and Music

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

1.Tuesday's election wins by Sharron Angle in Nevada and Nikki Haley in South Carolina were helped immeasurably by those candidates' association with ...

The Boston Tea Party: The Real Story (VIDEO)

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frances Moore Lappe

A lot of Americans are really angry, as so many of our dreams seem to be fading away. Anger can be useful, but only if we can grasp what's at the root of our pain, if we can understand how we got here.

UK Leader David Cameron On Palin Phenomenon: 'It's Hard For Us To Understand'

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

David Cameron, leader of Britain's Conservative Party, has been profiled by Vanity Fair in an article that reveals the sharp differences between Camer...

'Brighton Tea Party': Tea Party Movement Spreads To Britain

Huffington Post | Nicholas Sabloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

There's a 'tea party' in Britain this Saturday. The Sarah Palin kind. British Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan is looking to bring the anti-tax, anti...

Scott Brown Wants You To Date His Daughter: Here's How!

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Scott Brown's victory was a truly historic moment. For the first time in recent history, a senator-elect announced the dating status of his daughters:...

Today In History: Bendict Arnold

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

January 14th is the birthday of Benedict Arnold, the American Revolutionary general and traitor.

Teapot Tempest -- Much Ado about Historical Inaccuracies

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

The "Tax Day Tea Party" used an event critical to transforming the 13 British colonies into the United States of America for their own political purposes, thus, cheapening a key point in history.

Patriots' Day -- It's Not About the Marathon

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth C. Davis

Joseph Warren's story remained buried, overshadowed by the more illustrious Founders with better biographers. He became the most important Founding Father most of us never heard of.

Tea Parties as Resurrective Ideology

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert D. Stolorow

In a series of earlier articles, I have discussed the concepts of "collective trauma"--the shattering of our shared illusions of grandiose invincibili...

Obama Creating Crisis "100 Times As Grim As 9/11": Annapolis Teabaggers

Legum's New Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today, I went down to the City Dock in Annapolis to check out the local "tea party," one of many anti-Obama protests occurring around the nation today...