Turns out Trump might be making the same mistake as Obama — not taking protests seriously

Democrats publicly dismissed the Tea Party in 2010, and went on to lose control of the House in spectacular fashion.

Poll reveals Donald Trump’s presidency might just make America’s Democrats great again

Young Democrats and the party's women say they're going to get more involved in politics.

Who is Reince Priebus? 5 things to know about Trump's White House chief of staff

Priebus will be one of the most important figures of Trump's administration. Here's the basics.

Americans Would Totally Vote for a Gay Presidential Candidate — At Least, Hypothetically

It's a banner moment for gay and lesbian Americans — sort of.
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Three Charts That Prove the Tea Party Is Doomed

Demographics truly are destiny.

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One Small Proposal That Could Have a Big Effect on How Policy Gets Made

A Presidential Youth Council would give every young American a permanent seat at the table.
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YouTube Mike Lee Tea Party Rebuttal to State of the Union: Watch Video

Following Obama's 2014 State of the Union address, Mike Lee will deliver the official Tea Party response. Watch it here.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Political Shouting Matches Are Actually Good For You

Tonight is the night to tell your racist, backward uncle exactly what you think of him.

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Don't Feed the Trolls, and Other Advice For Dealing With Libertarians

Libertarianism is experiencing a renaissance in this country. Their ideas aren't serious, but they are. Who are these people, and how do we understand them?
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These 2014 Midterm Elections Candidates Deserve Millennials' Support

These moderate candidates have young voters' best interests at heart.
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Democrats Have Failed Millennials, So Let's Give the Tea Party a Chance

We hate being told what to do. Good thing there's a party for that.
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Tea Party is Destroying Something Much Worse Than Just Congress

The Tea Party is supported largely by conservative Evangelical Christians who are putting us all on a path to failure.
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The Tea Party is Like a Bratty Teenager — And the GOP Needs to Send It Packing

It's time for the GOP to pack the Tea Party a bag, give it a loving embrace, and drop it off at the bus station to start its own life as a separate party.

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Tea Party Leaders Want the FEC to Treat Them Like Civil Rights Heroes

Obviously, not being able to spend as much money as you want to buy an election without disclosing the names of your donors is JUST like fighting for civil rights in the 1960s.
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Sen. Mike Lee is So Conservative Even Utah Doesn't Want Him

When Mike Lee became a Utah senator in 2010, Tea Partiers celebrated. But now, because of the 16-day government shutdown, Lee — and the Tea Party movement he represents — is taking heavy fire.
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The Tea Party and GOP Will Never, Ever, Ever Get Back Together

The Tea Party disagree on more than just tactics, they fundamentally disagree on what the government should look like.
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Tea Party Movement is All About Innovation, and Will Play a Big Role in Election 2016

There's an easy and popular narrative about the GOP and Tea Party movement in the wake of the government shutdown. You should probably think about it more carefully.
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Love 'Em Or Hate 'Em, America Needs the Tea Party

The media and has been relentlessly criticizing the Tea Party, but isn't it their job to defend their beliefs and views?

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The Biggest Mainstream Media Myths About the Tea Party, Debunked

The facts show that the Tea Party is a very different group than the one the left-wing mainstream media would have you believe.
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Government Shutdown 2013: One Liberal's Advice to the Republicans

It's hard not to feel a little bit of schadenfreude as we watch the Republican Party finally collapse under the weight of its own illogical base.
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Earmarks are the Real Reason John Boehner Can't Control House Republicans

When Republicans rode the anti-Obamacare Tea Party wave to take control of the House, they banned a longtime practice and changed how business is conducted in Washington: earmarks.
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What Caused the 2013 Government Shutdown? Redistricting

The Tea Party House is the main threat to the functionality of our government, and it's all because of the old Confederacy and partisan redistricting.
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Congratulations! We Just Paid $24 Billion For One Man's $800K Fundraising Scheme

Want to know why the government shutdown happened? Look at the new stash of money in Ted Cruz's bank account.

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Immigration Reform 2013, the Shutdown, and Miss America All Have One Thing in Common

Immigration reform, the 2013 shutdown, and Miss America Pageants all appear to be disparate and distinct, but they share a deep and meaningful relationship.
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How the Conservative Way Of Thinking Got America Into a Really Big Mess

This is about a larger issue than the government shutdown. It is about the nature of life in a democratic polity itself.
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5 Unexpected Lessons From the 2013 Government Shutdown

To celebrate the start of week #3 of the budget impasse —including the exciting prospect of a penniless federal government!— here are 5 observations from the shutdown's first two weeks.
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4 Ways Congress is Using the Shutdown For Political Gain

Political gains are standing in the way of a compromise to restore the federal government.