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Platform For Prosperity's Prospects Doubted In Wall Street Journal Article

Wall Street Journal | STEPHANIE SIMON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- To retake Colorado, the Republican Party wants voters like Michael Schneider. A proud member of the diffuse 'tea-party movement' that gai...

Top-Down Blowback; The GOP Discovers That the Grassroots Bites Back

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

Limbaugh, Beck and Palin tap the energy and emotions of the masses and flame their biases and bigotry. The web and the media have changed the rules. The grassroots are connected like never before.

Reclaiming "We"

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

When it comes to health care reform, the states most likely to benefit -- because they have the highest percentages of uninsured citizens -- are the source of the loudest objections to reform.

Graham Waves To Teabaggers From Other Side Of Climate Rubicon

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Scher

Sen. Graham may be a conservative, but he is not a moron. He knew full well the right-wing lunacy that would be unleashed by his willingness to compromise to pass carbon cap legislation.

Reading the Pictures: Obama the Double Agent?

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2010-01-11-doubleagentobama.jpgWhat's to be done about the growing terrorism hysteria spreading through Washington and the corporate media?

Remembering August

Vanessa Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vanessa Carmichael

It would be great if senators listened to all the polls the left likes to cite when defending the public option. I suppose polls are hard to pay attention to when August is still vivid in your mind.

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt Osborne

Don't tell me that nontroversy doesn't matter. With nearly as many Americans approving of Palin as Obama, nontroversy really, really matters.

Twitterers, Comedians "Punk" Teaparty Organizer Conference Call

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

On Tuesday evening, several organizers of the Teaparty Movement and of the ultraconservative website 73wire.com hosted a telephone conference call for Teaparty activists to receive talking points directly.

Fiorina: Next Target For Teabaggers?

TPMDC | Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

A California Republican aiming to unseat Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) next year has gotten a boost from conservative Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC). DeMint anno...

Welfare Reform for Wall Street

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

Our politicians thrive on chastising the fictitious welfare queens who supposedly turn our hard-earned tax dollars into Cadillacs. But when it comes to Wall Street we let the welfare kings walk all over us.

What Would MLK Do?

Michael J. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J. Wilson

January 15th marks the 81st birthday of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. In the 41 years since Dr. King's assassin, many of us wonder what King would be doing if he were alive today.

Glenn Beck Isn't Blocking Health Care Reform

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

It is worth remembering that Glenn Beck is not blocking the passage of a good health care bill. The old and new carny acts of the right aren't undermining the energy legislation or frustrating financial reform. To focus on who and what is standing in the way -- follow the money.

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.

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."

Dan Maes Adopts Moves To Establish Grassroots Clout, Calls McInnis "A Monster"

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In the wake of the flashy state GOP unity celebration this week in which former U.S. Congressman Scott McInnis eliminated major opposition in his race...

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.

Smart Profs, Teabagger Administrators -- UC Berkeley Proposes Shutting Invaluable Water Library

Patrick McCully | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick McCully

This is intellectual vandalism in keeping with the know-nothing, no-tax tendencies of the teabagging conservatives, but surely not of UC Berkeley administrators.

New Rule: Everyone Deserves Equal Rights

Bill Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bill Maher

This weekend is the perfect time for Obama to announce he's repealing "don't ask, don't tell" and committing to a full-throated endorsement of gay marriage. But of course that's not going to happen.

Tea Partiers Mobilize to Steal Kennedy's Seat

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

Leaders of the Tea Party movement are throwing their weight behind Republican Scott Brown's campaign for Ted Kennedy's vacated Senate seat. This is a significant departure from the movement's strategy thus far.

Political Labels 101: A Lesson for Republicans and Teabaggers

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

I acknowledge that a fair debate on health care can be had. But what I have no patience for is the ignorance being injected into our national consciousness, most recently by Sarah Palin.

Stop Teabagging Jay Nordlinger -- He Has Enough Problems

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Kelly

Jay Nordlinger, over at the National Review, is tired of teabagging and wants to try something different. Or at least he wants it called something different.

How to Save Health Care Reform: Teabagger-friendly Re-Branding

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Poor branding, such as the term Public Option, didn't help the cause. But it's not too late to win the support of Republican enemies and the Teabaggers who control them.

Teabaggers Finally Google 'Teabag'

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

One week after their first national convention, the self-styled Teabaggers are facing an identity crisis after one of their members finally Googled the slang term "teabag."

Teabaggers Declare Independence from Spelling

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Calling spelling "a plot by the government to control which letters we put into words," the Teabaggers are organizing a massive rally in Washington D.C. called, "Independence from Spelling Day."

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...