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The Flier That Pushed Cochran Over The Top

FiveThirtyEight reports that after a preliminary look at the numbers, Thad Cochran probably won his Mississippi run-off election because of a cross-over vote from Democratic African-Americans: It’s clear that Cochran’s vote increases were correlated to the percentage of African-Americans who live … Continue reading

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Don’t Count The Tea Party Out Just Yet

Theda Skocpol has an interesting piece in the Atlantic explaining why the Tea Party isn’t going away any time soon. She writes from the perspective of someone who generally dislikes the Tea Party and what it stands for, so some … Continue reading

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The Boston Tea Party Versus The Modern Tea Party Movement

Before discussing the modern Tea Party movement and its faults and failures, it would be good to elucidate some points about the original Boston Tea Party, which occurred on December 13, 1773, almost exactly 240 years ago. The British government … Continue reading

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McConnell Rails Against Tea Party “Bullies” Who Need “A Punch In The Nose”

In a conference call on October 30, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had some strong words for the Tea Party. According to a source reporting to Breitbart News, McConnell said the Tea Party was ‘nothing but a bunch of bullies … Continue reading

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Richard Cohen Sees Racism In His Own Mirror

Richard Cohen’s recent column in the WaPo is a marvel of calumny, logical inconsistency, and sloppy writing. First the calumny: Today’s GOP is not racist, as Harry Belafonte alleged about the tea party, but it is deeply troubled — about … Continue reading

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The President’s Priorities: The Government Snoops On Churches, But Not Mosques

Here are two news stories that came out this morning. They need no commentary–their juxtaposition really says it all. The first is from the Investor’s Business Daily: The White House assures that tracking our every phone call and keystroke is … Continue reading

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Michele Bachmann Throws In The Towel

Yesterday, Michele Bachmann announced that she would not be running for Congress in 2014. While she explained in her announcement that she had essentially term-limited herself and that her decision in no way had anything to do with her chances … Continue reading

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