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National Public Radio under attack and in jeopardy

By now you’ve no doubt heard that House Republicans voted to strip federal funding from National Public Radio. The bill, which was rushed through before the scheduled House recess, passed 228 to 192, with only seven Republicans voting against it. If passed by the Senate, the bill would keep an estimated $90 million from NPR. […]

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Astroturf wars, and the battle to defund NPR

The following video, taken last year during a training session for Tea Party activists in Nashville, is of a young man from a group called the American Majority. His name is Austin James, and, on the video, he can be seen instructing folks how they should go about waging guerilla warfare online by, among other […]

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The Great Tea Party Swindle

Frank Rich, in today’s New York Times, suggests that the Tea Party movement is being fostered because it allows ready access easy marks. Here’s a clip: …Both Steele and Palin claim to be devotees of the tea party movement. “I’m a tea partier, I’m a town-haller, I’m a grass-roots-er” is how Steele put it in […]

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