The Cheat Sheet: The Tea Party
Laugh at the Tea Party all you want, but they're gaining real political traction. No better reason to learn what this American grassroots political movement is all about.
From across the border, it's easy to observe, sneer, or gape at the goings-on of the American political system. The Tea Party, a leaderless grassroots movement that decries wasteful spending and big government, can seem cartoonishly singular in its political aims, but they're gaining real traction — making real contenders out of their candidates for office in this fall's elections. Here's the best reads about the Tea Party.