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Welcome to the Tea Dance, Tea Doggers

Carol Hartsell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Carol Hartsell

Just because Christine O'Donnell is an insane clown posse of fundamentalism, puritanism, xenophobia and lowest common denominator dementia, it doesn't make her not a lady. Which means, I support her.

Tea Party Mascot Speaks Out

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sally Kohn

In my exclusive interview with a Tea Bag, the true story of the Tea Party is revealed. Who knew that a bag of loose leaf could be so loose lipped?!...

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.

Three Cups of Teabaggers: Insight from the Right on Afghanistan

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lorelei Kelly

The path of the Right leads to a place where there is nothing left to conserve. This particular dilemma of the American Right provides an angle of insight into the challenge that we face in Afghanistan.

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...

Obama Strikes Back -- First Year Agenda, Phase III

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

Phase III: Obama Strikes Back. The Republicans are still leaderless and teabaggers have hung up their Lipton for the winter. Meanwhile, two-thirds of Americans still want health care reform.

10 Most Offensive Tea Party Signs (PHOTOS)

HuffPost Citizen Photojournalists | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HuffPost has comprehensive coverage of the Tax Day Tea Party protests. Click here for the latest photos and video. CLICK HERE to be alerted about futu...

Muslim Americans Missing From the Political Fray

Zeba Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zeba Khan

Rather than confront the stereotypes and misunderstandings that have led to widely held negative views, most Muslim Americans seem to have gone into hiding and decided not to participate in American political life.

Sports and the Uncivil Society

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Zirin

The efforts of the media to conflate "black people behaving badly" alongside "tea baggers on the march" should be soundly rejected.

Health Care Reform is the New Gay Marriage

Morgan Warners | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Morgan Warners

Gay marriage and our increasingly obvious interconnectedness present threats to traditions and ways of doing things that many of us think should change. In that regard, health reform is the new gay marriage.

Obama Supporters Angry But Well Behaved

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

Instead of looking for the real story on health care, reporters across America are looking for ways to turn it into a better, more sensational tale. A small, loud minority is getting all of the attention.

Who Would Jesus Insure? Tea Party Dispatch From San Francisco

Michael Krantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Krantz

I attended my local Tea Party the other day, and it clarified for me, well, nothing I didn't already know, or at least assume, or at least fear. The experience was, let us just say, disheartening.

Worse Spokespeople Than Bristol Palin

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

1. George W. Bush for RIF (Reading Is Fundamental). He's is not just the former president, he's a client.

Take Me to Your Editor

Peter Y. Sussman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Y. Sussman

Massive, unfiltered exercises in citizen journalism can tilt public understanding as surely as the rush of passengers from one side to the other can threaten the stability of a small boat.

Republican Choice: Reality or Tea Bags

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

President Obama was a hell of a campaigner - smart, disciplined and highly realistic. He's brought those same qualities to the presidency itself, whic...

Jason Linkins

California GOP Decries Anti-Semitic Tea Party Activism

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week's Tea Parties went forward despite the fact that there was a little bit of dispute over who owned the Tea Party movement -- a battle between...

WATCH: Tea Bags: Red Or Green? Scenes From A New Mexico Tea Party (Video)

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

There's a danger in mobs that allows people to act much worse than they ever would on their own.

The Teabags vs. The Douchebags

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

I fear that if the battle for the hearts and minds of America comes down to a battle between Teabags and Douchebags, the Teabags will win out.

Life in These Untied States

Ellis Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellis Weiner

This entire cycle (rage; exploitation; more rage) seems to me worse than usual, as does its manipulation by the wealthy and their servants. Or is it a relatively minor, if lurid, sideshow?

Jason Linkins

Fox News: Teabagging Jokes Not Funny

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox News has apparently joined with the joykillers in decrying all of the teabagging jokes that the Fox News Tea Parties have inspired and engendered ...

Faux-Populist "Tea Parties" Ignore Tax Breaks for Overpaid CEOs

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

There's a useful way to channel anger over corporate pay abuses and tax ripoffs that does far more than venting mindless anti-Obama, anti-tax rage at "tea party" rallies.

"Anti-Obama Taxpayer Tea Parties Steeped In Insanity": LA Times

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Web is buzzing with information about how to throw an anti-Obama Taxpayer Tea Party, something organizers hope will be held today from Santa Monic...

Anderson Cooper: "It's Hard to Talk When You're Teabagging" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

(SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO) Anderson Cooper had David Gergen, the director of the Center for Public Leadership, on his show last night to talk about th...

Joe The Plumber At Tea Party: 'In God We Trust' Will Get You Shot In Some Parts Of America

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Thousands of people descended on the Michigan Capitol earlier today as part of a national movement of "tea parties" to protest high taxes and what the...

Ryan Grim

Sorry Teabaggers: Majority Of Americans Support Expanded Government Role In Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sorry, teabaggers. A Gallup pollreleased on Wednesday has a majority of Americans saying that they approve of the expansion of the government as a mea...