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Hold the Hype

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

The epitome of the Vancouver Games so far was Sunday's U.S.-Canada hockey match. However, while it was a good, maybe even great, hockey game, there were no miracles involved.

Phyllis Schlafly Drooling on My Shoulder and Other CPAC Memories

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lea Lane

The plane took off, and after awhile Schlafly's tightly coiffed head was resting on my shoulder. She lightly snored. Her usually vituperative red mouth was slightly open. And she was drooling.

My Tea-Stained Weekend: An Evangelical Conservative Turned Progressive Goes to the Tea Party Convention

Melinda Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melinda Warner

To succeed, the Tea Party's more peaceful members will have to balance the opinions of those with more extreme positions. But I have my doubts that they will find that common ground.

The Story That No One Will Tell

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

The story that everyone wants to tell is that the Democratic Party is disheartened and disintegrating. Teabagger Republicans are juiced up and on top. Or so the media says, over and over again.

President Obama at the Mad Tea Party

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

After President Obama's performance, topping lion-tamer Gunther-Gebel-Williams at the GOP retreat last week, maybe it is time to trump keynote speaker...

Top Five Reasons The Tea Party Could Fail

National Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The problem with a leaderless movement is that everyone wants to be heard, and there's only so much oxygen in the room. [...] Although local Tea Party...

Dick Armey Discusses the State of the Nation, and the GOP

David Brody | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Brody

According to Dick Armey, President Obama "has scared America so much that today he has put in the bag at least 15 Republican House victories in the House of Representatives" -- no thanks to the GOP though.

Joe Walsh of the Eagles Hits Joe Walsh, Tea Party Candidate, Over Use of Song

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Greg Mitchell

Amid the rocky news of the past week, it was fun to read today about the hysterical uproar over an Illinois tea party candidate for Congress using the famous "Lead the Way" song by Joe Walsh (Eagles, James Gang, etc.) in his campaign.

Teabagging Through History

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

A news report of a "Tea Party" convention planned for February reminds me of another group of "tea baggers" from American History. They also came undone in late January. But the year was 1778.

There is No Tea Party; Just a Tea Purge of GOP Moderates

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

The more I read about the Tea Party, the more it becomes clear that this is nothing more than a Great Tea Purge of Republican moderates and independent thinkers. This process was already underway for years.

New League Proposes White-Only Pro Basketball

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Ross

Finally, Klansmen and Nazis have a league of their own. At least, this may be the only major fan-base for a new league, the "All-American Basketball...

Liberals are Pathetic!

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jim Taylor

The far right is perfectly willing to bring out the heavy artillery to crush this liberal insurgency. If you want to stay in power, you have to fight for it. So get your sorry asses out of Mopesville.

Lessons for Democrats After Coakley -- Stay on Offense

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

If Democrats can't hold Bush et. al. accountable for their economic failures and lose the populist argument to Fox-y Republicans, we don't deserve to govern.

Mark Udall

9 News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - Sen. Mark Udall is wading into a hotly contested special election on behalf of a fellow Democrat, and it's his use of the word "tea-baggers" ...

Tea Partiers Punked, Prankster Calls For Ousting Of "European Immigrants" (VIDEO)

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

In Minnesota, Tea Partiers were punked by one speaker got the crowd cheering about evicting European-descended immigrants who "stole" this country.

2010: The Year Main Street Sticks It to Wall Street and Washington

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

If anyone has ever dreamed of being an office holder, 2010 is the year to do it. There are going to be several situations where voters elect a complete unknown, just to express their anger about the incumbent.

Fox 'News' Fans Flood Anti-U.S. Chamber Campaign With Death Threats, Racial Attacks

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

"Conservative" Fox "News" fans sure do use the F-word a lot in their death threats. We're used to various death threats by now, but those American "values"-lovin' viewers have really outdone themselves this time.

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 ...

Getting the Government We Seem to Want

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Gary Hart

The current turmoil in Colorado politics and beyond, marked by resignations of senior elected officials, has many lessons. First among these is: "It isn't fun anymore."

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.

The Tea Party's Takeover Of The GOP

Mother Jones | Stephanie Mencimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You have to hand it to Michele Bachmann: She has succeeded in turning the GOP into one big Tea Party. This past weekend, the Minnesota Republican we...

Stop Whining: Wall Street's Record Profits, Pay, Dow 10,000 Are Great News

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

It's time to recognize what it means to be part of the billionaire-bailout nation. Citizenship comes in three distinct flavors.

Jay "Tea Party" Nordlinger Misses My Point

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

My intention was not to suggest anything about Jay Nordlinger's sex life or bathroom habits. I've never even met the guy. My point had nothing to do with his sexuality. My point was that he can't write.

Anatomy Of The Tea Party Movement

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

The Tea Party movement gained national attention for their unified protests against big government. But the movement itself is far from a cohesive, organized body of supporters.