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Where the Tea Party Rules

A dispatch from Lima, Ohio.


Armey in Exile

Dick Armey and Matt Kibbe build the most powerful Tea Party organization in the country. Then a feud threatened to undo everything.


The Commandments

The Constitution and its worshippers.


Party Crasher

A profile of Ron Paul.


Victoria Jackson's Excellent Tea Party Adventure

How one of the most maligned cast members in SNL history ended up a talking head on Fox News.


Leap of Faith

How Michelle Bachmann became a GOP front-runner.


The Bomb That Didn't Go Off

On a failed attack in Spokane and the fragments of homegrown terrorism in the United States.


Palling Around with Terrorists

Schaeffer Cox, who is accused of plotting to kill State Troopers and a federal judge, shifted rapidly from a Ron Paul campaign worker and Tea Party activist to a hardcore militia leader. His conspiracy revealed, mainstream Alaskan politicians are scrambling to distance themselves from their ties to Cox.


Tea & Crackers

Taibbi on the Tea Party. “After lengthy study of the phenomenon, I’ve concluded that the whole miserable narrative boils down to one stark fact: They’re full of shit.”


Did Somebody Say "Fringe"?

Not long ago, Rand Paul, opthalmologist and son of Ron, would have been written off as a wacky extremist. Thanks to his Dad and the Tea Partiers, he’s poised to become the most radical member of the U.S Senate.


Covert Operations

The billionaire Koch brothers have declared war on Obama.


Tea and Sympathy

The city of Boston, the Tea Party movement, and the rightful heir to the American Revolution.