Tea Party and the Right

Investigative Series: Tea Party Inc.

In a four-part series examining the latest incarnation of the right, AlterNet partnered with the Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute to expose the Tea Party movement.

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Tea Party Inc.: The Big Money and Powerful Elites Behind the Right Wing's Latest Uprising, by Adele M. Stan

The Tea Parties are billed as a people's movement. But they wouldn't exist without the help of deep-pocketed billionaires.

Published: October 26, 2010

Tea Party Smackdown in Florida, by Tristram Korten

In a spate of lawsuits, the Republican Party of Florida is trying to put a stop to a third party called the Florida TEA Party.

Published: October 26, 2010


How Rand Paul, Tea Party Darling, Learned to Love Mitch McConnell and the GOP Establishment, by Dan Bischoff

Rand Paul came to to the GOP table as an outsider, but there's no way to win without holding hands with the ultimate insider -- the Senate minority leader. So he is.

Published: October 29, 2010


'We Are at War': How Militias, Racists and Anti-Semites Found a Home in the Tea Party, by David Neiwert

In places like rural Montana, the Tea Party is working hand-in-glove with Patriot movement radicals -- including some with close ties to white supremacists and armed militias.

Published: November 21, 2010