Dr. Rand Paul or: How I Learned To Fear the Tea Party

When Rand Paul won a primary last Tuesday, becoming Kentucky’s Republican nominee for the Senate, he declared himself a national leader of the Tea Party movement.  It was an important moment for the movement as it, coming on the heels of the election of Scott Brown to the Senate, served as another step in its potential transformation from a loosely confederated group of grassroots groups into national level political force.  But, as Dr. Paul’s attacks on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 just two days later highlighted, the true implications of the movement’s ideology are chilling to say the least.  

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When a Wal-Mart Lawyer needs a Lawyer

"California Superior Court Judge Aurelio N. Munoz ruled Paul's legal team can begin seeking depositions from a host of big names - including Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton - that allegedly were witnesses to an effort by the Clintons and top Democratic leaders to extract millions of dollars from Paul in illegal donations and then cover it up." - http://www.hillaryproject.com/index.php? %2Fen%2Fstory-details%2Ftrial_date_to_be _set_in_paul_vs_clinton_on_february_21_2 008%2F

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Fundraising Analysis: The Numbers Tell a Story

by Mark Wiznitzer

The author is a former diplomat whose duties included reporting and analysis of foreign political developments.  The fundraising data reported in this article is from opensecrets.com and usaelectionpolls.com.

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No need for progressives to war on the Democrats--a response to eugene - A RESPONSE

The below response of mine is a response which i have cross posted here in response to anothers blog yesterday at the dailykos

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