From Salon, dittoheads, race and denial: When it comes to civil rights history, Rush Limbaugh and fans suddenly like to hide behind liberal Republicans. Mark Lilla reviews books about the Glenn Beck phenomenon. If you believe conservative activists, smart growth is really a global conspiracy to herd Americans into "human habitation zones". The US Constitution as celebrity: The first incarnation of America's Tea Party phenomenon came with the rhetoric of revolution, but a funny thing happened to the movement on the way to Washington (and more). The Tea Party Moron Complex: An excerpt from Matt Taibbi's Griftopia. Irrational Phallus Worship: Amanda Marcotte on the missing link that helps the Tea Party make sense. Post-Tea-Party Nation: If conservatives are going to wield power responsibly, they first have to learn some hard lessons. Destroying the Village: Just how far will Republicans go in opposing Obama? Dick Armey tells Republicans how to avoid the mistakes of the last conservative insurgency. A look at how the Republican Congress will vote on health care, labor, taxes, the environment and more. After mostly lying dormant for two elections cycle, will the culture wars make a comeback in 2012? Give the people what we want: How both parties — but especially Republicans — use and abuse public opinion. From TNR, what do Democrats and progressives stand for? Take your time — it's a tough question. Rebuilding America: Fred Block on how Obama can still turn things around. Is the presidency too big a job? From The Weekly Standard, American Narcissus: Jonathan Last on the vanity of Barack Obama. A review of Crimes Against Liberty: An Indictment of President Barack Obama by David Limbaugh. Obama=Bush? President Obama isn’t the new Carter, but he just might be the new (first) Bush. $#!% Joe Biden Says: Can he raise the rafters like his boss? No, but nobody can flat-out talk like Joe Biden — and these days, everybody's listening.

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