From Wired, how Andrew Breitbart hacks the media (and more and more and more). They fear Obama's the antichrist or a socialist — meet the GOP's army of washed-up celebrities. Obama, a college Marxist: Little information has come to light about President Obama’s youthful political views — that may change as disclosures by former professor John C. Drew surface in the mainstream press. Michael Lind on mythological politics: The key to understanding the populist right's accusations that Obama is a socialist. Remember when religious populism walked hand-in-hand with economic populism? Neither does Sarah Palin. "Run, Sarah, Run!": Jonathan Raban on the Tea Party Convention. If Glenn Beck is an example of the new sensibility, then what distinguishes the new conservatives is a deep grievance with history itself. You've got to hand it to Beck and the Tea Party crowd: They’re making it OK to call someone you disagree with a Nazi. Too many of those analyzing the Tea Party movement seem to have no genuine interest in grappling with its potential historical significance. A "tea party" nonprofit run by Virginia Thomas, wife of Clarence Thomas, is likely to test notions of political impartiality for the court. Teabaggers are mounting an electoral challenge to movement's hero Ron Paul. A review of Courage and Consequence by Karl Rove (and more and more and more and more and more). You've must admit, there's something Churchillian about Newt Gingrich. Jonathan Chait on Randian Paul Ryan and the Republican vision. If Ryan's roadmap is the Republican way, why aren't Republicans driving on it? How Dick Cheney plans to use his daughter Liz's political future to ensure his legacy. How did 28-year-old ex-Yalie and former speechwriter Christopher Michel become the man behind Dubya's memoirs?

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