Whatever the motivations for the IRS targeting conservative groups, it has drawn condemnation from across the political spectrum. Liberals also worry the scandal will feed right-wing paranoia of government. But for conservatives, fear of federal agencies is rooted in history, not hysteria.
Some conservative leaders reportedly are urging Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas to run for president in 2016. That could be a nightmare for either Democrats, other Republicans, or even Cruz himself.
Serious Republicans would never let a 9/11 conspiracy theorist near the White House. So why are they not denouncing Donald Trump's 'birther' theories as utterly false?
Fox News commentator Glenn Beck finds in Egypt’s democratic revolution a conspiracy involving left and right. Other conservatives are distancing themselves from Beck’s “delusional ravings.”
Historians and political scientists will be examining the tea party movement for years. Some are starting to lay out what they see as the philosophical underpinnings of this unique insurgency.
Members of the Tea Party movement say they are not beholden to the GOP.
While movements like the tea party have fervor and anger, historians caution that such groups can quickly lose momentum and influence.
In California, one main issue is environmental laws. But protesters are targeting taxes and healthcare reform too.