From In These Times, an article on the troubling history of Tea Party leader Dick Armey (and more). American Tea Party Top 40: Tim Murphy on the smash hits of conservative alienation. A look at how that whole "wingnut" movement will make going to the movies look a lot more like going to a health care protest. Whatever their opinions of the Tea Party movement, scholars say a fight over founding principles can be a good thing. How billionaires Charles and David Koch's money took over Washington — and created the mobs who rant against reform. Jay Newton-Small on 5 reasons Republicans should let go of health care. The health care bill is the government’s biggest attack on economic inequality since it began rising in the 1970s. John Richardson on the next questions we should be asking about health care. While some of the more outlandish rumors about health care reform may dissipate, it is likely that misperceptions will linger for years. What will health care look like in 2020? Pelosi's Moment: The House speaker hasn't been a star, but after passing health care reform, she's earned a spot in history. Health-care reform is the signal liberal achievement of Obama’s presidency — Michael Kazin on why it might also be the last. Douglas Brinkley reviews The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama by David Remnick. Damon Linker on liberalism and the American exception. Two cheers for American exceptionalism: President Obama rejects American exceptionalism in a manner never before seen in an American commander in chief. The Rediscovery of America: Matthew Spalding on the best ground from which to repulse the whole progressive project. Bruce Bartlett on David Frum and the closing of the conservative mind. Reappraising the Right: George Nash on the past and future of American conservatism.

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