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Email Watch: Tea Partiers Fundraise for a "Hose in the Mouth" of Opponents

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, October 29 2010

Wow, with our days to go, the gloves are officially off. An email comes in from the Tea Party Patriots. (Which one are they, again?) The subject line: "Total Annihilation." And the time for mincing words has ... Read More

In an Internet Age, All Politics is Local -- But All Fundraising is National

BY Colin Delany | Monday, September 27 2010

Originally published on In Saturday's AMP Summit panel discussion on effective online campaigning, fellow online politics old-timer Chris Casey made a great observation: politics may still be local, but ... Read More

Behind the Tea Party Victories in Delaware & Alaska: A Big Fat Email List

BY Colin Delany | Wednesday, September 15 2010

Cross-posted from Hell of a political year so far, eh? The Tea Party Express just ran over its second establishment Republican in the past few weeks, and since Delaware's victorious Christine O'Donnell ... Read More

Quote of the Day: The Tea Party Network

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, September 15 2010

'Essentially what we're doing is crowd-sourcing,' says [Mark] Meckler, whose vocabulary betrays his background as a lawyer specializing in Internet law. 'I use the term open-source politics. This is an open-source ... Read More

The Fundamental Dishonesty of the Republican YouCut Budget Project

BY Colin Delany | Saturday, May 22 2010

Cross-published from The fruits of Eric Cantor's new "YouCut" project made it to the House floor last week, with results entirely predictable: nothing passed, and it did so amid great partisan kerfluffle. ... Read More

Sarah Palin, Facebook, and the Anti-Facebook

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, April 26 2010

Gabriel Sherman's long piece on Sarah Palin in New York Magazine focuses on her reported attempts to cash-in on her post-campaign profile. I'm biased, no doubt, but there could have fairly been more in the piece about ... Read More

Gingrich's Traces Brown Victory Back to Tea Parties and Web

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, April 16 2010

Newt Gingrich makes a habit of getting out in front of trends he spots marching along. Worth noting, then, is that at an appearance in West Texas, he connects Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts to two big happenings ... Read More

Tea Party Patriots Tout Their Leader(lessness)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, February 23 2010

Based on an unconfirmed report on Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment site that former President Bill Clinton and James Carville are supposedly planning a dirty-tricks campaign against seven or eight top leaders of the Tea ... Read More

List Growth and

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 15 2009

Whatever you make of the origins of today's planed "tea party" protests, it's clear that the national Republican Party is eager to capture some of the wind in its flagging sails. But a correspondent writes to ... Read More

The Search for the "Tea Party" Puppetmaster

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, April 14 2009

Perhaps even more mysterious than the question of who, exactly, was responsible for organizing last week's protests in Moldova is the question of who is behind tomorrow's planned "Tea Party" protests against, ... Read More