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In what is ostensibly the most advanced democracy in the world, political thuggery is escalating into political violence as the Tea Party right-wing populists vent their rage and frustration. Having failed to effect policy through normal politics, the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party is now pursuing extraordinary means to see their political agenda served.

Christopher Deis, AlterNet

Tea Time in America

As an America-loving Brit, Andrew Sullivan knows a thing or two about tea. A reader of the Daily Dish complains about the federal deficit:

TRIPLING the deficit in 8 months??? Earth to Mars…..do you even get this??

Strong serve, right? Here’s part of the return:

The circumstances of this past year have been extraordinary. If the position of the right is going to be: no bailouts at all, no stimulus at all, and spending cuts now to balance the budget, then they should say so. Instead we get this adolescent hysteria, combined with no serious alternative set of proposals.

Really, my fellow small government independents: Grow up.

Stronger and more accurate.

Continue reading Tea for Two.

The U.S. Open has me writing in “tennispeak”. And I’m not even watching the coverage…

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