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Posts in category “Tea Party”

Rand Paul and Ted Cruz: The Breakup That Wasn’t

The recent war of words over foreign policy between senators Rand Paul …

Posted March 20th, 2014

Bill Kristol’s Tea Party Constitution

Jonathan Chait amusingly shoots at the fish in the barrel that is …

Posted March 3rd, 2014

Is the Tea Party’s Dream an Illusion?

“There is no education in the second kick of a mule,” said …

Posted February 14th, 2014

The Paranoid Style in Liberal Politics

As a shrewd cultural critic, Alan Wolfe is always worth reading. Recently …

Posted November 6th, 2013

“Strange Bedfellows” Are Rolling Back NSA Surveillance

Commentators short on descriptive idioms often deploy the phrase “strange bedfellows” whenever cross-ideological …

Posted October 29th, 2013

How the Tea Party Becomes a Force for Big Government


Posted October 17th, 2013

Conservatives Are Suffering From Radicalism Envy

I’m beginning to notice a pattern among the anti-crony-capitalist set. They’ve adopted …

Posted October 16th, 2013

Can This Divided Government Agree to Do No More Harm?

I’m now old enough to remember two federal government shutdowns. Both turned …

Posted October 16th, 2013

Here’s How Republicans Could Have Stayed Out of This Mess

CNN reports on a potential thaw in the fiscal standoff: On Wednesday, …

Posted October 10th, 2013

It’s Time to Throw the Tea Party One Ring into Mount Doom

Robert Costa reports this morning: In the coming days, the House will …

Posted October 8th, 2013

Sympathy for the GOP Rebels

They’re a bunch of certitude-surfeited Jacobins. That’s the implication of this New …

Posted October 1st, 2013

GOP Activists vs. ‘Donorists’: Pick Your Poison

Cosmopolitan elites and firebreathing populists break a damaged GOP.

Posted September 30th, 2013

Mike Lee’s Tax Reform Rewards Families and Reaps Praise

Mike Lee talked taxes at AEI yesterday, and the rave reviews are …

Posted September 18th, 2013

Did the IRS Win the Election for Obama?

Stan Veuger of the American Enterprise Institute and a group of colleagues …

Posted June 24th, 2013

Rand Paul Talks Expanding the GOP in Simi Valley

On Friday Senator Rand Paul wrapped up a week-long visit to California, …

Posted June 3rd, 2013

IRS Scandal: Bureaucratic Failure or Political Corruption?

I just finished chatting about the IRS and AP scandals on the …

Posted May 17th, 2013

The GOP Is Nationally Weak, But Is It Strong in the States?

Sure it is, at least according City Journal‘s Steve Malanga. The Democrats …

Posted May 7th, 2013