A Tea-Party makeover

From The Exiled, Yasha Levine on how Tea Party Republicans are nothing but Big Government whores, just like their billionaire masters. David Rosen on the strange sexual obsessions driving the Tea Party Movement. Here are six midterm candidates who will ruin your sex life. The Tea Party movement has two defining traits: status anxiety and anarchism. The Party Crashers: Time magazine goes behind the new Republican revival. All the talk of shaking up the establishment notwithstanding, once they take office the Tea Partiers will fit comfortably within the GOP. Is the Tea Party just a big scam? Lefty academics convene in Berkeley to try to make sense of the Tea Party movement. A review of books on the Tea Parties. Confounding Fathers: Sean Wilentz on the Tea Party’s Cold War forebears. The Founding Fathers vs. the Tea Party: Movements that regularly summon the ghosts of the framers end up promoting an uncomfortably one-sided reading of history (and more). A look at 5 constitutional amendments that constitution-loving tea partiers would change. A look at when the Tea Party takes over the comics page. It used to be that a clownish past could disqualify you from office — not anymore, but it still shouldn’t get you elected. From Church & State, a special issue on the resurrection of the Religious Right. An interview with Jeff Sharlet, author of C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy (and more and more). The upstart energy of the Tea Party is beginning to coalesce with the organizing savvy of the religious right — and putting the force of religious zeal behind the Tea Party’s anti-government fanaticism. A look at how nativist militias are getting a Tea-Party makeover. White America has lost its mind: The white brain, beset with worries, finally goes haywire in spectacular fashion. A new white ethno-nationalism of imaginary victimization — something that can only be racism, but can’t publicly be called “racism” — will infect American politics for years to come. The Caucasian Wingnut is most common, or at least started out, in Northern Iran, which isn't necessarily what you'd figure for your garden variety Tea Partier.