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Posts in category “Tea Party”

House Democrats on Oversight Committee ‘Disappointed’ By IRS Director Taking the Fifth

Today the IRS official in charge of the exemptions unit where the …

Posted May 22nd, 2013

IRS Scandal: Bureaucratic Failure or Political Corruption?

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

Posted May 17th, 2013

Hagel in History’s Cockpit

The former senator’s nomination points the country in a better direction.

Posted January 7th, 2013

Big Government, Complex Government, and the Future of Conservatism

Americans like large, transparent programs, but despise special-interest patronage.

Posted January 4th, 2013

Rand Paul Leading the GOP Charge to Court Youth, Latino Vote?

Politico’s Manu Raju caught up with Rand Paul on some of his …

Posted November 13th, 2012

Michelle Malkin: Pragmatist in a Foxhole

Along with Michael Brendan Dougherty, I recommend Ben Domenech’s insightful take on …

Posted September 25th, 2012

A Word in Defense of Paul Ryan

Arguing that any judgment of the virtues of vice presidential candidate Paul …

Posted August 16th, 2012

Ted Cruz: Texas Establishment vs. Tea Party Establishment?

Sometimes Erick Erickson says interesting things: One thing a lot of people …

Posted August 1st, 2012

The Normative and Political Arguments for Romney’s Unique Toxicity

Pausing briefly from what sounds like a pretty stunning Italian vacation (cough …

Posted July 11th, 2012

Empire and its Jeffersonian Discontents

The Wall Street Journal from a few days ago contained a smug …

Posted May 4th, 2012

Rethinking Paul Ryan vs. The Tea Party

Washington Post columnist and former Bush II speechwriter Michael Gerson has an …

Posted May 1st, 2012

Jim DeMint: Republicans Should Be More Like Libertarians

Reason TV has a fine interview today with Sen. Jim DeMint, in …

Posted February 7th, 2012

Delayed Reaction

Conor Friedersdorf repeats an adage about the Tea Party that I have …

Posted December 6th, 2011

Harvard’s Lessig to Occupy DC: Work with Tea Party

Just before dinner time on Tuesday, the Occupy DC movement was visited …

Posted October 19th, 2011

The Occupation Movement: Grand Alliance or Anti-Tea Party?

The Occupy Wall Street Movement, which began on September 17, continues on …

Posted October 10th, 2011

The Party, the Whole Party and Nothing but the Party

Jim Antle has a piece in the September issue of TAC arguing that …

Posted August 31st, 2011

Mitt’s Dilemma

Last week’s Republican debate at Ames, Iowa, and the straw poll Saturday …

Posted August 16th, 2011