tea party

  The struggle between individual rights and the good of the community as a whole has been the basis of nearly every major disagreement in the history of the United States, from the debates at the Constitutional Convention and in the run up to the Civil War to the fights surrounding the agendas of the Federalists, the Progressives, the New Dealers, the civil rights movement, and the Tea Party.

In American Character, Colin Woodard traces these two key strands in American politics through the four centuries of the nation’s existence.

  E. J. Dionne's new book, Why the Right Went Wrong, offers a historical view of the right since the 1960s. Its core contention is that American conservatism and the Republican Party took a wrong turn when they adopted Barry Goldwater’s worldview during and after the 1964 campaign.

The radicalism of today’s conservatism is not the product of the Tea Party. The Tea Partiers are the true heirs to Goldwater ideology. The purity movement did more than drive moderates out of the Republican Party—it beat back alternative definitions of conservatism.

The state of the Republican party, controlled by the strictest base, is diminished. It has become white and older in a country that is no longer that. It needs to come back to life for its own health and that of the country’s, and in Why the Right Went Wrong, Dionne explains how.

Romney Backs NY Congressional Candidate

Jun 18, 2014

A former presidential candidate is supporting a congressional candidate in the Hudson Valley. The district includes all of Orange and Putnam Counties as well as parts of Dutchess and Westchester Counties.

5/21/14 Panel

May 21, 2014

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain.

Topics include:
McConnell & Tea Party
More GM Recalls
VA White House Woes
Pat Sajak - Really?
Defense Bill
Mice Run for Fun
TU Stories

1/24/14 Panel

Jan 24, 2014

    Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, newsman Ray Graf, and Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Schumer on Tea Party
Super PAC for Clinton
Boston Bomber Death Penalty?
Snowden
D'Souza Charged

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A veterans group is suing the officials who banned a "Don't Tread on Me" flag from a city-owned armory in New York’s Westchester County.

  Social Security and Medicare are part of an ongoing budget debate in Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the benefits need to be protected from the Tea Party wing of the GOP.

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The internal treasury investigation that found the Internal Revenue Service improperly selected conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status for further appraisal has outraged Congress and groups across the country. Some organizations across the Northeast are concerned, and others have felt the influence of the IRS targeting. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has reaction from some of local patriot groups.

5/13/13 - Panel

May 13, 2013

Topics:

IRS v. Tea Party
Stock Market Momentum
Smart Phone Thefts
New Orleans Parade Shooting