Category Archives: Tea Party Movement

You were wrong, Ron Christie

Anyone who witnessed the uncomfortable moment on the Melissa Harris Perry show this morning when Republican strategist Ron Christie went after Democratic strategist and former Congressional Black Caucus general counsel Angela Rye on the question of whether there were racial … Continue reading

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This week’s Herald column: Sorry, Boehner, it’s not over

This week’s column details the reasons why, in my opinion, the GOP’s civil war is just beginning. 

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I’m with Chait

… in this dustup with Douthat.

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Why they’re like this

There are three reasons Republicans can’t do the obvious (open the government, raise the debt ceiling) …

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This week’s Herald column: Investigate the IRS? Sure! Let’s start with the Bush years

I agree with those on the right who want to investigate the IRS for abuse of Americans when it comes to how it treats tax exempt status for organizations. So … can we start with what the Bush-era IRS did to the NAACP…??? Continue reading

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Ladies and gentlemen, the totally non-partisan, apolitical tea party …

Were they right to use an algorithm to target people with “tea party” in their name? No. But did they have a legitimate reason to wonder whether the sudden upsurge in “tea party” 501(c)4s seemed suspicious, so maybe they should make sure there was no fraud going on? Yes. Continue reading

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This week’s Herald column: New America held hostage, by Old America

They aren’t going to secede …

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John Boehner, the GOP insurgents and the perils of striking the king

A much younger John Boehner stands beside then House Speaker Newt Gingrich, whom Boehner would later turn on in a failed attempted coup. There is a saying in military lore, that if you’re going to strike the king, you’d better … Continue reading

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This week’s Herald column: the Radical Party

This week’s column takes on a familiar foe … 

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It starts … John Boehner tries to assert himself, right wing freaks out

John Boehner finally did something ballsy today: he kicked four House Republicans off of key finance and budget committees, for bucking his leadership, including two who voted against the poor people smacking Ryan budget, not because it was too cruel, … Continue reading

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