Tea Party

The Dan Branch Effect

Dec 9, 2013 By brian sweany and Paul Burka

I take a dim view of Dan Branch’s campaign for attorney general. A former member of our Best legislators list, Branch is in the process of ruining himself by running away from who he really is, which is a mainstream Republican. On Sunday, the Houston Chronicle…

Republican Civil War

Sep 30, 2013 By Paul Burka

How long can the Republican party endure the civil war that is raging between tea party conservatives and mainstream conservatives?

The Tea Party, Rick Perry, and Debt

Apr 18, 2013 By brian sweany and Paul Burka

I seldom find myself in agreement with the tea party, but they are dead right in their skepticism of debt. This is why you can make the argument that Rick Perry is not a true conservative. He won’t raise taxes, but he doesn’t mind going deep into debt–and retiring debt…

James Ives Speaks

Mar 18, 2013 By Texas Monthly and Nate Blakeslee

The Texas Tribune reported Monday that the president of the Fort Bend County Tea Party formerly served as the “director of propaganda” for the American Fascist Party. Listen to a speech Ives gave in September at Tea Party meeting where he hosted Michael Quinn Sullivan.