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15 September 2010 @ 12:59 pm
'The Other,' the Tea Partys, and DiverseTea  
* Good read: Mark Morford on the American need to demonize the Other. (Courtesy warmaster.)
* The final victory of the national security state?
* What lessons can we learn from the whole Quran burning news story?
* Heh. Dana Milbank on a more diverse tea party.
* Testing the tea party: will O'Donnell cost the Republicans the Senate? More from Nate Silver here. Matt Frei has a valid counterpoint.
* On that big arms sale we're making to Saudi Arabia. Also, one way it might impact the region.
* Good read: how Fenty lost. In other local news, Ehrlich wins the primary in MD, leading to a November rematch with O'Malley.
* Interesting! Records provide a window into Britain's prison ships from the 1800s.
* Concept art from the Paul Greengrass pitch to film Watchmen in 2005.

Brian: Head Bangingvwvortexer on September 15th, 2010 06:31 pm (UTC)
Sadly, there's already an existing gay Tea Party group known as GOProud. They fight constantly with the Log Cabin Republicans, and bitch when "activist courts" make decisions like those overturning Prop 8 or Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Real winners there.
PMMJ: Politicscheetahmaster on September 16th, 2010 12:15 am (UTC)
See, I'd like to think they were using this as an opportunity to point out how the culture war issues are costing the Republicans votes in favor of fiscal concerns, but hey, who am I kidding?