Chronicles Magazine Obama

The Tea Party: A Mixed Bag

In January, when Republican Scott Brown was elected to fill the remainder of the late senator Edward M. Kennedy’s term, the activists who helped make it possible traced their political lineage back to the Boston Tea Party. Jubilant supporters...

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  • Perspective

    Lighting a Candle

    Why would anyone pay attention to opinion polls? All polls are to some extent push-polls—that is, they are designed as much to create as to report public opinion. Opinion polls are the end result of the inevitable slide of democracy into...

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