Populist Constitutionalism and the Tea Party

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The Tea Party is a unique populist movement and moment in American history. There is no charismatic leader of the party. The Tea Party has more grass roots movers, shakers, and members, than any populist movement ever seen in our country. So what makes it so different from previous populist political factions? “Populism” is a vague political concept. There have been populist (and wannabe populist) political movements, on the left, on the right, and even in the middle (wherever that is), in the history of American politics. None of the movements were particularly successful — and many of them were… Original Article: Forum: News/Activism

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