Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Fractious Politics of Education

Hundreds of California teachers, declaring a state of emergency, demonstrated in Sacramento yesterday, marched on the Capitol building yesterday.  According to The Boston Globe (!?!), more than 100 rallied in the Capitol rotunda, resulting in 65 arrests. There’s a lot … Continue reading

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Professionalizing the Tea Party

Can you keep the grass(roots) growing when you take it inside? Judson Phillips, founder of the for-profit Tea Party Nation, has announced that he intends to take a salary out of the organization.  Tea Party Nation has produced a couple … Continue reading

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Osama, Obama, O.J., and Hasselhoff

When US forces killed Osama Bin Laden, they dramatically shook up domestic politics in the United States, but, really, nothing has changed. For the Tea Party, having President Obama announce Bin Laden’s death is an extraordinary stroke of bad luck.   … Continue reading

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