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  1. early and often
    A Tea-Party Veteran Has a Plan to Upend the ConstitutionTea-party veteran Mark Meckler and his “grassroots army” plot a right-wing reboot of the country.
  2. early and often
    The Tea Party’s Trump-Infused ResurgenceThe Speakership standoff didn’t show Republicans returning to their old ways, but a tea-party movement re-baptized in Trump’s waters of rage.
  3. vision 2020
    Republican Dissident Considers Running Against Trump As a LibertarianThere aren’t many anti-Trump Republicans — or genuine tea-party libertarians — left in the GOP. And one of the survivors may soon defect.
  4. politics
    Could This Democratic Dark-Money Group Fuel a Tea Party of the Left?The tea party took off due to Koch funding, not just grassroots activism. The Hub Project could play a similar role, but progressives may not like it.
  5. The Teachers’ Strikes Have Exposed the GOP’s Achilles HeelThe red-state rebellion has revealed that the GOP’s “starve the beast” agenda is deeply unpopular with the party’s own voters.
  6. House Democratic Leaders Rally to Defend Their Illinois HereticDoes a Democratic “big tent” really require that deep blue districts continue to elect congressmen like the right-of-center Dan Lipinski?
  7. profile
    The Culthopping Twins Who Have Been Evangelicals, Rappers, and Digital NomadsThey’ve been juicers, rappers, Evangelicals. One ran for Congress. But no matter where these brothers go, they can’t quite seem to fit in.
  8. In the DNC Race, the Democratic Establishment Seems to Have Preempted the LeftIt’s the same strategy the GOP used with the tea party.
  9. Democrats’ Secret Weapon: Republicans Own Everything NowDemocrats are at a low point today. But freed of the burden of controlling the White House, they could have a big comeback before long.
  10. the national interest
    Donald Trump Has Proven Liberals Right About the Tea PartyWe can all stop pretending that “constitutional conservatism” and disagreement with stimulus were on the level.
  11. Why There Probably Won’t Be a ‘Tea Party of the Left’Progressives rightly want to keep Democrats from working with Trump. But primary challenges in red states aren’t a promising strategy.
  12. From Tea to Trump Not That Long a JourneyIf you think the tea party was all about limited government and not race and culture, you probably think Trump’s just the candidate of common sense.
  13. Trump Proves Republican Obama Hate Was Never About Obama’s IdeasRepublican proposes trillion-dollar stimulus, Republican voters somehow not angry.
  14. The Bernie Camp’s Really Bad Idea of a ‘Tea Party of the Left’The notion that there’s some bipartisan supermajority out there waiting to be mobilized to enact Bernie Sanders’s agenda is, in a word, delusional.
  15. last resorts
    IDNYC Data Can Be Deleted at End of 2016 In 2016, to help protect undocumented immigrants’ personal information.
  16. the national interest
    No, the Founders Were Not Tea PartiersA 200-year-old lie.
  17. early and awkward
    Tea Party Candidate Crazier Than Usual, Thinks Opponent Is Secretly DeadAnd represented by a body double (or robot).
  18. early and awkward
    Republican Says He Hadn’t Heard About CantorHe may have been being sarcastic.
  19. the national interest
    Eric Cantor’s Shocking, Richly Deserved Primary DefeatIn Republican country, Tea Party always finds you.
  20. elections
    GOP Establishment Earns Early Primary Season Wins in North Carolina and Ohio Sorry, tea partiers.
  21. The Tea Party and Wall Street Are Friends After AllThey have a desire for partisan gridlock in common.
  22. polls
    The Tea Party Is Less Popular Than It Used to Be, for Some ReasonEspecially among other Republicans.
  23. Rubio Demands Resignation of Nonexistent IRS CommissionerOr maybe there is an IRS commissioner, and the government has duped us into thinking otherwise.
  24. Frank Rich on the National Circus: The Fiscal Cliff Was a MolehillThe standoff is over but the ideological war will get much bloodier.
  25. fiscal cliff
    Even Tea Partiers Are Tired of Fighting About the Fiscal CliffOr they’re just testing Republicans in Congress.
  26. early and awkward
    Dick Armey Marches Away From FreedomWorks“It’s how you do business as opposed to what you do.”
  27. early and awesome
    Mitt Romney May Hate Dogs, But He Loves FerretsHe knows, because he saved a ferret from a dishwasher one time. Or he just made it up.
  28. the national circus
    Frank Rich on the National Circus: Harry Reid Is No Joe McCarthyNot paying taxes for ten years isn’t quite the same as being a communist.
  29. white men with money and opinions about underwear
    David Koch Has Thoughts on Marc Jacobs’s UndiesYes, really.
  30. tea party
    Obama’s Secret Tea PartyThe White House kept a lavish Alice in Wonderland–themed party hush-hush during the recession.
  31. politics
    DNC: Newt Is the Original Tea-PartierEven the Dems think Newt is the front-runner.
  32. Voters Are a Whole Lot Less Into Occupy Wall Street Than They Were Last MonthThe tea party seems to be reaping the benefits of that.
  33. selling out
    Commodify Wall Street vs. the ™ PartyWhich populist movement sold out more successfully?
  34. party chat
    In Which We Inform Samuel L. Jackson About N-ggerheadHe took it pretty well.
  35. video
    John Heilemann on Charlie Rose: What Is the Republican Party Today?“The truth is, none of us know the answer.”
  36. the internet
    Tea Party Zombie Game Is Totally Not Funny to Conservative BlogsA dumb video game is getting the Internet’s best manufactured outrage.
  37. ragin’ it
    James Hoffa Is Not a Fan of the Tea PartyPlus, there’s a Biden on the loose!
  38. stuck in the mittle
    Mitt Romney Fails to Charm Tea PartiersMaybe he’s just not weird enough for them?
  39. early and often
    Nan Hayworth: The Tea Party’s Woman in New YorkTalking Wall Street, the debt ceiling, and Republican fashion with the freshman congresswoman from upstate New York, who yesterday backed Eric Cantor’s call for hurricane-relief funds to be matched by budget cuts.
  40. politics
    Campaign Drama: Frank Rich and Adam Moss Discuss the Kickoff of the GOP Soap OperaA gaffe, a debate, a straw poll, and the late entrance of a gorilla.
  41. debtpocalypse
    Wall Street Crashes, London Burns: Frank Rich and Adam Moss Discuss Downgrades, Riots, and the Portents of McQueenPanic, anger, and dread.
  42. house of pain
    Americans Disapprove of Congress in Record NumbersThey’re also getting sick of the tea party.
  43. important ceilings
    How Much, Exactly, Did the Tea Party ‘Compromise’?We’re going to keep writing about the debt deal. Sorry.
  44. gaffes
    GOP Piles on Biden for Using the T-wordRand Paul: “Prefer to be thought of as a freedom fighter.”
  45. 2012
    Ron Paul to Announce 2012 Exploratory Committee TodayAnd the battle to be the face of the tea party begins anew.
  46. cuomolot
    Governor Cuomo, Tea Partier?He gets praise from a tea party leader for his budget.
  47. money woes
    John Boehner Caught Between Barack and a Tea PartyCan he craft a deal that appeases both the White House and the tea party?
  48. early and awkward
    Michele Bachmann Isn’t Sure About MassachusettsAnd doesn’t know the difference between it and New Hampshire.
  49. early and awesome
    Stephen King Eloquently Rips Into the Tea Party, Taxes, ReaganWatch a video of the rally.
  50. video
    John Heilemann on Andrea Mitchell: What’s Behind Huckabee’s GaffesFirst President Obama, now Natalie Portman? Heilemann on the former governor’s latest misstep.
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