Tea Party http://tspr.org en Common Ground for Tea and Green Parties http://tspr.org/post/common-ground-tea-and-green-parties <p>After Republican Eric Cantor lost his primary race to a Tea Party challenger last week, most press prophets seemed either to sympathize with the House Majority Loser as Capitol Hill’s equivalent of California Chrome losing the Belmont Stakes to little-known Tonalist or to celebrate the upset as Washington’s or the GOP’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction.”</p><p>But it’s less about the Loser – an Establishment Republican, despite his ultra-conservative bona fides – than the Virginia voters who supported Dave Brat: populists.</p><p></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:58:18 +0000 Bill Knight 55078 at http://tspr.org Common Ground for Tea and Green Parties Dr Seuss and the Teapublicans http://tspr.org/post/dr-seuss-and-teapublicans <p>When U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, the first-term Texas Republican, in the run-up to the Tea Party-engineered government shutdown included in his 21-hour filibuster a reading of Dr. Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham,” he may have been trying to show what he has in common with everyday Americans. He actually showed his ignorance.</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 17:45:07 +0000 Bill Knight 42648 at http://tspr.org Dr Seuss and the Teapublicans Farm Bill in Limbo http://tspr.org/post/farm-bill-limbo <p>Congress has less than two weeks&nbsp; to act before the current farm bill expires.<br><br>Dozens of federal programs are included in the bill -- everything from&nbsp; crop insurance to food aid for the poor.<br><br>Spending on food aid is one of the reasons that House Republican leaders have refused&nbsp; to call the measure for a vote. U-S Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) is among&nbsp; many farm-state politicians of both parties who have been&nbsp; critical of that decision.<br> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 11:14:16 +0000 Rich Egger 21720 at http://tspr.org Farm Bill in Limbo Emphasis - May 18 http://tspr.org/post/emphasis-may-18 <p>Rich Egger&#39;s guest is Civil Rights leader C.T. Vivian, who grew up in Macomb. Dr Vivian was back in town to speak at the Dealing With Difference Institute at Western Illinois University.<br /><br />Vivian was a close friend of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. and worked alongside him during the American Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and &#39;60s. He said the world does not change unless people get involved.<br /> Fri, 18 May 2012 15:50:17 +0000 Rich Egger 15334 at http://tspr.org Emphasis - May 18