Ellis Cose Restores Balance to Tea Party Debate

Newsweek columnist highlights the complexities of the Tea Party through a historical lens.


Finally, someone makes an interesting argument about the existence of the Tea Party and the complexity of dealing with white supremacists who wish to use the group as a platform for extreme racism. Some argue that the Tea Party is a white supremacist group, while others argue that it is not but attracts people with extreme views. Ellis Cose unpacks these issues in this column, critiquing all parties involved, including the NAACP, which recently blasted the group, local Tea Party groups and the national platform.

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