Tag: tea party

Occupy vs. Tea Party: By The Numbers

Let’s break down the differences – and similarities – between America’s most popular protest movements.

Posted in Politics and Elections

Some Unsettling Facts About the Koch Brothers

One blogger’s opinion on just who are the Koch brothers are: What do they do? What is their political influence in Washington? Why are they all of a sudden so important? Why should you care?

Posted in Politics and Elections

Personal Liberty Issue Update: Top 10 Personal Liberty Stories of 2010

From landmark Supreme Court cases to the Wikileaks controversy to the Tea Party, Americans expressed their passion for liberty in many different ways.

Posted in Personal Liberty, Issue Updates

Interview: Filmmaker Ray Griggs on Conservative Doc “I Want Your Money”

Hollywood is so liberal that crew members asked to not be listed in the credits for the conservative documentary “I Want Your Money.” But director Ray Griggs was undeterred, and managed to get his film in 500 theaters this week.

Posted in Interviews, Music and Activism, Jobs and the Economy

Tea Party Rock

Every political movement gets the sound track it deserves. Beginning August 6 in Jackson, New Jersey, for example, strident anti-Obama talk-radio star and Tea Party supporter Sean Hannity hosts the first of eight Freedom Concerts featuring Lyrnyrd Skynryd, the Charlie Daniels Band, and Michael W. Smith. Hannity’s concerts benefit the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund, which,…

Posted in Music and Activism, Trends in Music and Society

Polatik’s Tea Party Rap

If this doesn’t kill rap to death, nothing will. Polatik, a “26 year old Texan who has gone from convict to community leader in three short years,” lays out the movement’s tenets behind some ponderous beats. Meanwhile, the video concentrate’s on the Party’s dozen or so black members. And as Polatik reassures us, “it’s not…

Posted in Trends in Music and Society

Town Hall Turmoil

Corporate-funded “tea-party” birther types (a Daily Kos/Research 2000 poll shows that 58% of all Republicans are either don’t believe Obama was born in the USA or are undecided on the issue) have codified their intent to disrupt this month’s nationwide town-hall events focusing on health-insurance reform – as when the woman locally known as “Crazy…