The real issue isn't whether the "Tea Party" has been a liability for the GOP, but whether the Republican electorate remains fractious and reactionary. It does.
Richard Epstein's highly influential, highly politicized scholarship sits at the base of Tea Party dogma
The GOP Got What It Wanted In North Carolina, But Its Problems with Right Wingers Are Far From Over
May 07, 2014
Thom Tillis might become a senator. But the Republican party's conservative movement problem runs deeper than losing Senate primaries.
For sheer gall, this one may take the cake.
The Tea Party and Wall Street Might Not Be Best Friends Forever, But they Are for Now
March 21, 2014
Sure, they complain about "bailouts." But the Tea Party's theory of the financial crisis has absolved Wall Street completely.
An Incoherent Harper's Essay Suggests There's No Difference Between Obama and Republicans
March 12, 2014
A new Harper's essay attacks Obama from the left—and is incoherent about the vast gap between liberals and conservatives
Texas Republicans Keep Moving Right
March 06, 2014
Dewhurst loses, Abbott wins, and the Texas GOP keeps moving right.
Tea Partiers want legal status for undocumented immigrants, but Republican leaders still won't pursue it.
George Will, Tea Party Tory
February 11, 2014
America's most famous bow-tied conservative has found his wild side.
The Four Craziest Moments From South Carolina's Tea Party Convention
January 20, 2014
More than 600 Tea Partiers descended on the Springmaid Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach last weekend for the annual South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention.