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“It wasn’t supposed to be this way, of course. Americans were said to be angry about everything from high gas prices to high unemployment. They’d take it out on someone: the “socialist Kenyan”, the tea party, incumbents of any stripe. But a funny thing happened. Voters who said we were on the wrong track decided to stay on the train anyway.”

After All That, Political Status Quo Remains

Is this Tea Party maturing? Some signs show that the movement might be growing up and moving toward becoming more sustainable.

The cover of the Saturday, February 19, 2011 edition of National Journal.
This week’s cover story, The Tea Party’s Legal Brief (by Matthew Cooper and Rebecca Kaplan), is for subscribers only.
Don’t miss this free story, about the turmoil in the Middle East being a defining moment for Hillary Clinton, by Michael Hirsh.

The cover of the Saturday, February 19, 2011 edition of National Journal.

This week’s cover story, The Tea Party’s Legal Brief (by Matthew Cooper and Rebecca Kaplan), is for subscribers only.

Don’t miss this free story, about the turmoil in the Middle East being a defining moment for Hillary Clinton, by Michael Hirsh.