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There is no tea party movement , declares Joe Carter in today’s first “On the Square” article. (The second will be George Weigel’s column.)

For the past eighteen months, pundits and politicians have been trying to identify this political animal. Everyone thinks they have political movement on their hands, but the Tea Party “movement” is not a movement at all. It’s a new title for something old the Republicans have ignored for a long time.

Which they shouldn’t have done, he argues, and explains why.



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