Here’s a piece I wrote for Right Web on the Tea Party — neocon relationship. I see my TAC colleague Leon Hadar also appears on the site. Right Web is affiliated with the Institute for Policy Studies, a long time and influential left of center institution inside the Beltway. That’s a tale in itself: when I was a complete adult, age thirty-five or so, iI could no more imagine writing for IPS than becoming a rock and roll star. But political earthquakes have taken place: the collapse of the Soviet Union, the turn of the Republican Party away from realism, the dominance of the neoconservatives on the Right, the Iraq War. Odd as it is, IPS makes a lot more sense on the critical issues of our time than National Review. Ten years ago even, I couldn’t imagine thinking this for even a moment.