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  • The Inaugural Naked Awards

    It’s only when the tide goes out, as Warren Buffett famously said, that you learn who’s been swimming naked. Well, 2013 has been a banner year for skinny-dipping among Asian leaders, central banks and business people.

  • Tea Party Scores Gains: Bloomberg Businessweek Opening Remarks

    Say this for Tea Party Republicans: They don’t back down. No apologies for triggering a partial shutdown of the federal government, then refusing to raise the debt ceiling without concessions.

  • Lesson of the Shutdown: Don’t Burn Your Boats

    In the aftermath of the government-shutdown debacle, many Tea Partiers have chosen to blame . . . Republican moderates, for wavering.

  • Why Republicans Shut Down the Government

    If you want to understand why the government is shut down or why elected Republicans would even consider doing something as reckless as using a debt default to extract policy concessions from the White House -- without necessarily even knowing which policy concessions they want -- Stan Greenberg has a memo for you.

  • Live From U.S., the Tea Party: Skocpol and Williamson

    Constitution talk routinely bubbles up at discussions in Tea Party gatherings. References to the Constitution are used to justify positions and render particular views incontestable.

  • Tea Partiers Heckle Rubio Who Stays Mum on Immigration

    In the 15 minutes Marco Rubio spent speaking to a crowd of anti-tax Tea Party Republicans in Orlando, Florida, he didn’t mention the word “immigration.” Activists at the annual meeting of Americans for Prosperity didn’t hesitate to raise the subject -- loudly.

  • The Tea Party, by the Numbers

    Tea Party Republicans are, across the board, more conservative than their fellow party members, more likely to be male, more pessimistic about the direction of the country and more antagonistic to President Barack Obama.

  • Boehner Finds Splintered Party Is Hard to Lead

    We’re used to brinkmanship in Washington resulting from conflict between Democrats and Republicans. But this shutdown is different. It’s a fight between Republicans and Republicans -- or, more specifically, Republicans and the Tea Party.

  • The Tea Party's Elitist Populism

    Is the Tea Party protecting Americans from the encroachments of the federal government or trying to protect Americans from themselves?

  • Tea Partiers Get Royal Gift From `Robin Hood': Amity Shlaes

    Sometimes mythmakers find that their myth gets ahead of them. Especially those in Hollywood.

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