Matthew Dallek


Not Another Summer of Tea Party Anger

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Last summer, the Tea Party grabbed headlines around the country as being the baddest new political force on the block. Its members appeared at town hall meetings and railed against President Obama's healthcare reform proposal. The narrative this summer remains relatively unchanged from the theme of ...

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Proposition 8
California
Congress
tea party
Kagan, Elena
Supreme Court
Obama, Barack
health care
Wall Street
economy
Lugar, Richard
2010 Congressional elections
health care reform

Partisan Acrimony Is Stalling Cap-and-Trade in the Senate

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My colleague David W. Conover at the Washington-based Bipartisan Policy Center was the Republican staff director at the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee, or EPW, from 1999 to 2003. His experience on the committee is a revealing window into the shifting environmental politics of the ...

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Senate
environment
Congress
Inhofe, James
Boxer, Barbara
Fiorina, Carly
Reid, Harry
Mitchell, George
Baucus, Max
EPA

Voter's Anti-Incumbent Anger is Misguided

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By Matthew Dallek, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

It's a tough time to be an incumbent with a long legislative record in the Congress. Opponents in party primaries castigate incumbents as corrupt insiders, who, it's said, are responsible for every problem from the Great Recession to the BP oil spill ...

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Congress
recession
BP
oil
Wyden, Ron
2010 Congressional elections
Bennett, Robert
Gregg, Judd
Kennedy, Ted

Media Hypes Partisanship and Tea Party, Misses the Real Story

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By Matthew Dallek, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Partisanship is spinning out of control, while the United States has become paralyzed and unable to tackle its most urgent challenges. That’s one of the most commonly uttered refrains of recent years, and it will be heard in the days following ...

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tea party
University of Michigan
Obama, Barack
Gregg, Judd
Bennett, Robert
Kennedy, Ted
Wyden, Ron
Truman, Harry S
primaries
Democratic Party
Republican Party
Congress

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