Researcher and Writer in Washington, DC

Who Is the Tea Party?

I have an op-ed in the Sunday, June 12, 2010 copy of the Philadelphia Inquirer that essays a provisional answer to this question.

You may read the op-ed at http://www.philly.com/inquirer/opinion/.

It builds upon my previous blog posts on this question. Call it a further step in my nascent effort at political sociology on the Tea Party.

Please feel free to send me your comments and critiques.

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