Tea Party

The Evolution of the Tea Party

April 10, 2012

Last week, at the annual conference of the Association of Private Enterprise Education, I interviewed Matt Kibbe, president of FreedomWorks, about the development of the Tea Party. Kibbe said, among other things, that the Tea Party is becoming more directly political, focusing on get-out-the-vote efforts and the like, and, more. . . Continue »

TOS’s Week in Review for April 10, 2011

April 10, 2011

Noteworthy news and opinion items from the week ending April 10, 2011 1. The Budget Showdown The top story of the week is that Republicans in Congress—having been elected in large part on their promise to cut this year’s federal spending by $100 billion—and having then retreated to $61 billion—finally. . . Continue »

Tea Party: "Cut It or Shut It."

April 2, 2011

With a showdown over the budget looming, The Tea Party has one clear message to the GOP: “Cut it or shut it.” As the Washington Times reports: [H]undreds of tea partyers gathered across the street from the Capitol for a “Continuing Revolution” rally, sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots, where. . . Continue »