Frank Rich in the NYT on the Tea Party. He’s sort of responding, I think, to Ben McGrath’s great New Yorker article about that same “group” (if a loosely organised collection of smaller groups with different motivations can be called a group). There’s a growing recognition that the movement (ah, that’s a better word) isn’t just an easily-dismissed collection of kooks and conspiracy theorists. Not easy to dismiss, at any rate. Yikes.