tea party

O’Donnell and the End of American Exceptionalism (Video)

It would be helpful to have a reasonable opinion about the significance for the Republican party of Christine O’Donnell’s primary victory and putative nomination in Delaware. Unfortunately, “a victory for Democrats” is not it. And, neither is Conn Carroll’s nonsensical rationalization, that O’Donnell has a “strained relationship with the truth” but is a “net positive” for the GOP.


Fortunately, there’s this:


The Bilderberger Strain in the Tea Party

Even more than the allegations of racism among the Tea Party movement this report about Rep. Bob Inglis’ brush with Tea Party conspiracy theorists is just depressing.


Rule by the Better Kinds of Mob

America's Last Good Mob RulerJoseph J. Ellis takes an historical approach to the notion, that American politics should become more partisan and imitate the Westminster model.

Did they want people to organize into parties?


Angry Whites with Guns

For the past few months I've been tracking the trajectory of the health care debate back at home. I've been reading articles on left and right-wing sites, watching video, and wasting countless hours perusing, lurking, and baiting people on the message boards. As I'm sure you all know, I am a big supporter of health reform in America, and firmly supported this now-passed, bill, despite its many flaws and seeming handouts to Big Insurance. To me, the argument has always been very simple: The United States is the only industrialized country in the world who (until yesterday) didn't guarantee at least basic healthcare for its people. Add the fact that over 30 million of us have no insurance, and millions of others are under-insured, and it's a no-brainer. We MUST, as a society, take concrete steps to alleviate the problem.

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