Tag Archives: Tea Party

Not a Smidgen of Corruption?

Katie Pavlich: Judicial Watch Obtains New Documents Showing IRS Targeting Came Directly From Washington D.C. New documents obtained and released through a Judicial Watch lawsuit show the targeting of tea party and conservative groups came directly out of Washington D.C., … Continue reading

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Texas Panty Twist

I love a food fight: In surprise move, Steve Stockman challenges John Cornyn Firebrand Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman on Monday mounted a surprise primary challenge to Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), setting the stage for the latest potentially explosive battle … Continue reading

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Warren Democrats = Left-Wing Tea Party?

Joan Walsh: Bye-bye, fake liberals: The Warren Democrats are winning! The backlash against an inane Op-Ed bashing Elizabeth Warren shows that “economic populism” is the way forward I am very late to the Third Way-trashing party, but that’s a story … Continue reading

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This Must Be Some Of That New Civility I Heard About

Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen: Christie’s tea-party problem The day after Chris Christie, the cuddly moderate conservative, won a landslide reelection as the Republican governor of Democratic New Jersey, I took the Internet Express out to Iowa, surveying its various … Continue reading

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Progs are Cray Cray

John B. Judis at New Republic: Right-wing Populism Could Hobble America for Decades The tea party is going down. Dysfunction is not. In the Federalist Papers, James Madison promised that a large republic with a representative government would avoid the … Continue reading

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They Did It To Themselves

Ian Welsh: A brief note on why the progressive blog movement failed In the early 2000s progressive blogging seemed like a big deal. At the first Yearly Kos, as it was called then, big name politicians came and kissed our … Continue reading

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Oh Please! Oh Please! Oh Please!

National Journal: Inside the Messy but Moneyed Republican Plan to Neutralize the Tea Party It took a tea-party insurrection that disabled the federal government and wrecked the Republican brand, but after months of handwringing, establishment Republicans are preparing to attack … Continue reading

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