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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ivory tower Tea Party 'tests' recall witch trials

    I loved the "tests" the liberal academics came up with to supposedly prove that those darn Tea Party members are racists ("Academics' papers take dim view of tea partyers," Page I, Sept. 5).

  • Illustration: Capitol peace by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    BLANKLEY: Politics turns dangerously rougher

    In the past few weeks, leading Democrats in Congress have called Tea Party members terrorists, said they should go to hell and accused them of wanting to lynch black people. Last weekend at an event attended by President Obama, the head of the Teamsters Union, Jimmy Hoffa Jr., attacked the Tea Party, screaming, "President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let's take these sons of bitches [Tea Party members] out and give America back to an America where we belong." (Note: The president was not on the platform when Mr. Hoffa spoke.)

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Troublemaker'

    There's a wonderful scene from the first episode of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" between Mary and Lou Grant (Ed Asner), her short-tempered boss, teetering on the edge of rage.

  • Illustration by Donna Grethen

    KNIGHT: Purple politics color Colorado Rockies

    The man in the coffee shop had the look of a no-nonsense Westerner. A retired architect, he told me he had lived in the mountains for the past few years and, like most Americans, was appalled at what was going on in Washington.

  • Illustration: Defense cuts by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    BOLTON: Why Tea Party should resist gutting defense

    Two recent, seemingly unrelated events weigh heavily on the question of whether America will remain able to protect its national security or languish in failed policies and a federal debt crisis that has led to our credit rating being downgraded.

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    ANDREWS: The buck stops with . . . the Tea Party

    Perhaps the most telling moment during the whole of the debt-ceiling negotiations came from White House consultant David Axelrod. Appearing on CBS' "Face the Nation," Mr. Axelrod echoed a growing chant from the left wing: The Standard & Poor's downgrade of America's credit rating was "essentially the Tea Party downgrade," he charged, adding that the "Tea Party brought us to the brink of default."

  • Illustration: Rubber stamp by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    EHRLICH: Facts pointing to Tea Party debt-deal win

    Many pundits interpreted the recently concluded debt-limit deal as a difficult yet significant victory for the Washington establishment. They point to widely reported Tea Party dissatisfaction with the endgame compromise as proof of their hypothesis. Minimal support for the deal from many of the most conservative GOP members only strengthens this conviction.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Tea Party is here to stay

    The perfect storm gave rise to the Tea Party movement. Jeffrey Kuhner is right on target when he writes, "The 1960s unleashed powerful forces - militant feminism, anti-Americanism, pacificism and the sexual revolution" ("Tea Party 'terrorists,' " Commentary, Friday).

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Kerry's anti-Tea Party wish is undemocratic

    Liberal stalwart and failed Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, said last week that the media has a responsibility not to give equal time to Tea Party views because he finds them "absurd" and "not factual" ("Sen. Kerry to media - Stop giving 'equal time' and 'balance' to conservative ideas, called for fairness doctrine in '07," Web, Friday).

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