Like George Wallace and his supporters 40 years ago, today's conservative populists are long on anger and short on coherence. An interview with Michael Kazin on populism in America. Populism With Brains: History shows that populists sometimes rouse the rabble with very good ideas. A look at why populism is not as popular as you think. Right-wing populist fads catch our attention — but they burn out quickly. The trick in conservative circles today is to get just furious enough about Washington’s encroachment onto states rights without quite falling over the edge into Fort Sumter. Is the GOP the party of no or just plain ignorance? The GOP understands that in Washington, there are no constraints — just what you can get away with. American Taliban: More on Republican Gomorrah by Max Blumenthal. John Avlon on the creepy, growing political force known as Tenthers. Glenn Greenwald on libertarianism and the GOP's "small government" tea party fraud. With the unruly tea-party movement suddenly the hottest show in American politics, everyone on the right wants to get in on the act. David Von Drehle on why the Tea Party movement matters (and more and more). Most tea party followers are baby boomers reliving the '60s: A poll debunks assumptions about the movement, showing that it's largely middle-class, college-educated, white and male. Tea Party, Canada-Style: America's battle over health care reform started in Saskatchewan. A prairie echo of the tea party: Now the Progressive Conservatives face a rebellion — in Canada. Why is there no British Tea Party movement? Tea Parties are contagious: A bit of global solidarity was forged this weekend among conservatives with the launching of a British movement inspired by our very own anti-tax Tea Partyism.

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