To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Observercast

Tea Party Extremism Cost Millions Of Jobs, Risks Millions More

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BY JOE CONASON If Americans learn anything from this month’s shutdown-and-debt-ceiling debacle, they ought to realize that political extremism brings real costs – denominated in dollars and jobs, as well as national cohesion and prestige – and that those costs are not small. As long as the Tea Party faction continues to wield its malign […]
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Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.