Eric D. Knowles (NYU), Rebecca L. Schaumberg and Brian S. Lowery (Stanford), and Elizabeth P. Shulman (UC-Irvine): Race, Ideology, and the Tea Party: A Longitudinal Study. The introduction to Change They Can't Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America by Christopher S. Parker and Matt A. Barreto. Jeremy Stahl on how bigoted taunts by the children of GOP honchos have everything to do with politics. Molly Redden on how Michele Bachmann's potential successors are almost as loopy as she is. Ronald Brownstein on why Republicans can get away with ignoring their problems: The GOP can enjoy another strong midterm election in 2014 without doing much more to attract young or minority voters. Noam Scheiber on how Obamacare is killing the GOP: Republicans' obsession with the law will be the party's undoing. Ramesh Ponnuru on a chronic disease: Obamacare won't go away on its own. Kevin Drum on how Republicans just don't care about improving healthcare.

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