Posts Tagged: Tea Party

Peeping under the Goddamn Door: The Price of Empathy in S-Town


[F]or the first time, I really see the tradeoffs between privacy and honest-to-god, up-close empathy. ...more

The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Jaimee Wriston Colbert


Life’s inequities can be cruel, but in the end we are all part of our communities; suffering though we may be, we are not alone. ...more

“The fringiest fringe in Fringeville?”


Over at The Awl, Maud Newton asks how scared we should be of groups like the Hutaree militia, which was recently broken up by the FBI for planning attacks on law enforcement.

On the one hand, she says, “When the Tea Party kicks you out of its massive tent, and neighboring militias dismiss you as a cult, you might just be out there on the fringiest fringe in Fringeville.”

On the other hand, she provides a terrifying catalog of militia-tastic things that are so close to the heart of our government that it almost makes me want to start a conspiracy theory about the conspiracy theorists.