Tea Party

The Dangerous Lies We Tell About America's Founding
Myths may comfort us, but facts are our best weapon against Tea Party perversions
July 03, 2014

No, the American Revolution didn't begin with the "shot heard round the world." The facts matter.

The Tea Party's Favorite Example of "Crony Capitalism" Is Proving True
If bribery allegations are founded, liberals should oppose the Export-Import bank's reauthorization, too
June 24, 2014

If true, the Wall Street Journal report on bribery at the Export-Import bank is almost damning.

Dave Brat's Win Over Eric Cantor Exposed the Unholy Tea Party-Wall Street Alliance
June 12, 2014

Eric Cantor's loss was a much-needed clarifying moment. Here's why.

Eric Cantor Rebranded Himself Out of a Job
The House majority leader's serial reinventions left him with few allies and myriad enemies
June 11, 2014

The House majority leader's serial reinventions left him with few allies and myriad enemies.

Dave Brat and the Triumph of Rightwing Populism
June 11, 2014

Dave Brat defeated Eric Cantor by making an appeal to rightwing populism.

Why Didn't the Data Geeks Predict Eric Cantor's Defeat?
June 10, 2014

Nate Silver and his ilk were as surprised by the Tea Party upset as the rest of us.

The GOP Just Got a Wake-Up Call
Eric Cantor's loss proves the Tea Party refuses to rest in peace
June 10, 2014

Eric Cantor's loss proves the Tea Party refuses to rest in peace.

Immigration Reform Died With Eric Cantor's Shocking Loss to a Tea Party Challenger
The GOP is damned if they do, damned if they don't.
June 10, 2014

The GOP is damned if they do, damned if they don't.

Chris McDaniel Is the Latest Manifestation of the GOP's White Reactionary Problem
June 04, 2014

If Chris McDaniel becomes a senator it won't change much about U.S. policy, but it's a damning reflection of the American right.

The Last Time Fatcats Tanked the Economy, the Backlash Was Huge. Why Didn't That Happen This Time?
Explaining the power of 21st century plutocracy
June 02, 2014

From the Populists to the New Deal, political movements have relied on the middle class. Obama has, just barely, helped them stay comfortable enough to stay home.

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