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Tag: Tea Party
  • Too big for accountability

    I have been listening to the hearings for the IRS scandal targeting conservative, tea party, and 9/12 groups over the past few days, and as the representatives try to get to the bottom of all of this mess, I have had two distinct ideas in my mind. First, we are seeing the rise of ideological discrimination in …

  • Young Voters Becoming More Independent

    Voters are becoming more independent of conventional partisan politics, and young voters in particular are getting harder to squeeze into a red or blue box. While many voters may feel they have to choose whether they are socially and economically “liberal” or socially and economically “conservative,” more and more young voters are deciding that they …

  • Stop Yelling and Pay Attention: The grassroots “Left” and “Right” are saying the same thing!

    At a time when Americans seem more divided than at any point since the Civil War, two grassroots protest movements, the Tea Parties and Occupy Wall Street protests, signal the possibility of a major realignment in American politics along the lines of massive shared opposition to the domineering financial sector and its corrupt counterparts in …

  • Tea Party Italia, Part II

    A few weeks ago, I published the first half of my interview with Luca Bocci, Director of International Relations for the Tea Party Italia. In this final installment, Luca addresses some of the same problems faced by the liberty movement here in the United States, not to mention the Tea Party:  How should we go …

  • The Tea Party Italia

    Few people will argue that what the Tea Party stands for is not, at the very least, a great push toward individual liberty: free markets, fiscal responsibility, and constitutionally limited government have all been the main focus of the Tea Party, at least in principle, since its inception during the Obama Administration. Luckily, those principles …

  • Lessons From Wisconsin

    “Take back Wisconsin!” “Recall the crooks!” “End the Tea Party Movement!”  Over the past several weeks, these cries have been heard across the left side of the political spectrum when speaking about  the recall of six Republican Senators in the Wisconsin state legislature. The recalls occured in response to Gov. Walker’s decision to take away the …

  • Decision Day: The Tea Party, Strategy, and Principle

    In the career of any holder of public office, as in the life of any man, a decision begins to form about him the moment that he decides to stand for something. It is a decision as to whom he has chosen to be, the values he has chosen to uphold, and the depth of …

  • Video: Top Democrats Call Tea Party Members “Terrorists”

    Members of the Tea Party movement have been called a lot of nasty things before like: crazy, extremists, teabaggers, and racists, but in the final hours of the debt ceiling debate, just one month before the ten-year anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks, many Democrats, including Vice President Joe Biden, have been calling Tea Party …

  • YAL@DHS Third Annual Dixon TEA Party a Success

    The YAL chapter at Dixon High School hosted its third annual Dixon TEA Party on Saturday, July 2nd. The event was a great success with about 100-120 attendees! YAL Southwest Regional Director Adam Weinberg was the keynote speaker for the event. YAL@DHS got all kinds of media from the event during the time leading up …

  • The Tea Party and the “TeoCons”

    From my most recent column at CAIVN: Among the greatest concerns Tea Party leaders have voiced is the possibility that their movement could be co-opted by “the establishment” in Washington. Among the strongest criticisms of the Tea Party movement is that it already has been. To fully grasp what is really happening in the Tea …