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It is no trick for a Europe-based reporter to define Tea Party foreign policy, after prowling both coasts and parts in between. There is none. The worldview of the conservative grassroots movement evokes that tea party Alice found down a rabbit hole. Read more» 1

Smart v. Stupid: Washington has recently been consumed by a single issue – whether the civil war now taking place in the Republican Party will make it stronger or lead to decades of losses. Read more»

A sign in Dimmitt, Tex., in 1949.

Smart v. Stupid: Conservative politics over the past two years has a common thread that looks an awful lot like an attempt to maintain white supremacy. But it’s a tragic mistake to try to defend the dominance of white-centric culture. Read more» 1

The border fence near Sasabe, 2009.

Anyone who tells you the solution to illegal migration is more border enforcement is either a darn fool or a damned liar. In this election season, politicians are seemingly apoplectic about illegal immigration. People from south of us don’t come here for our way of life or to plop out progeny. They come here for the cash. Read more»