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Rekers, Jindal and the Impressive Hypocrisy of the Far Right

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Bobby Jindal and George Rekers are not alone, but exemplify a willful blindness to the real world consequences of ideological extremism that has become something of the sina qua non of the far right.

"Mexicans Are Filthy Stinking Animals"- Teabaggers: That's Really Not Racism

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Axel W. Caballero

Mainstream media has time and again given the Tea Party and teabaggers a free pass and the benefit of the doubt when it comes to their use of racism t...

Latinos Launching Campaign Exposing Tea Party Racism

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Axel W. Caballero

The Tea Party convention represented the launching point for what has become a full-fledged attack and repudiation of one community in particular: Latinos.

The Field of Sally: What One Oscar-Winner's Work Tells Us About America

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Olmsted

I believe most Americans have a view of the country and their place in it that is far more similar than we imagine. We may not agree on how to get there, but we can agree on what "there" looks like.

Be a Real Progressive: Take a Teapartier to Lunch

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

Progressives need to create a situation where we suspend our opinions and judgments in order to be able to listen to each other. Most of us are tired of hearing each other's opinions. Could we actually have some real dialogue?

The 14 Most Ludicrous Tea Party Moments

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When we say "wild," you say "how wild?" To commemorate this weekend's National Tea Party Convention, take a look back at some of the seminal moments o...

Tea Party Express Planned Donation-Funded Pleasure Cruise

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

This summer, the Tea Party Express planned to pay for a $50,000 Caribbean cruise with donations from Tea Party supporters.

We Need More Parties

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If both political parties split at, America would probably adopt a coalition government; the newly- formed Progressive and Conservative Parties might even ally on issues like taking on Wall Street.

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.

Bachmann: GOP Should 'Be Re-Defined By The Tea Party Movement'

Think Progress | Matt Corley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At the inception of the tea party phenomena, organizers insisted that "the movement is not tied to the Republican Party." But in recent weeks, the Rep...

Jason Linkins

Teabaggers To Fake Death In Senate Offices | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In case you haven't heard, the latest spectacle that Tea Party protesters are planning is a massive performance art piece that will be coming soon to ...

Tea Party Movement Comes Apart At The Seams

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some major cracks have emerged in the "Tea Party" movement's leadership. In October, Amy Kremer, a founder and top staffer for the Tea Party Patri...

Tea Partiers Demand That GOP Candidates Call For Repeal Of Health Care Reform

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's now becoming clear that this could be a major issue for Republicans in 2010: the Tea Party movement, as well as high-profile conservatives, are g...

Arianna On The Problems Posed By Tea Party Activists In 2010 Elections (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huff TV

Democratic National Committee Chairman, Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine recently weighed in on the Tea Party movement, saying that Democrats stand to gain fro...

Bill Ritter Challenges Scott McInnis To Take A Stand On 'Anti-Society' Initiatives

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Gov. Bill Ritter last week decried a trio of anti-tax initiatives heading for the Colorado ballot next year and challenged his Republican opponents to...

Random 2010 Thoughts

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Other interesting news from Republicanland is a new poll showing that, given three choices, voters state who they'd likely vote for in the 2010 election in the following order: (1) Democrats, (2) Tea Partiers, (3) Republicans.

How Sarah Palin and Tea Partiers Are Blowing Up the GOP

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

When extremists are a (vocal) minority, reasonable Republicans and independents come out of the woodwork. And the spoils go to the Democrats, who look comparatively sane.

Tea Partiers Forget Bills of Attainder are Unconstitutional: Whoops!

David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Segal

We'll know the Mad Hatters really care about the Constitution when they start heaping praise upon the small minority of elected officials who stood up to the unconstitutional "Defund ACORN Act."

Platform For Prosperity Backlash: Northern Colorado Tea Partiers Not Sold On GOP Plan

The Fort Collins Coloradoan | Bob Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis appeared on Fox News Thursday to discuss the recently announced Platform for Prosperity, the GOP's plan to woo T...