Tea Party

Yes, that is what it is called. But it this report from Democracy Corps, the research and polling firm of James Carville and Stan Greenberg, two former political advisers to President Bill Clinton, is important reading nonetheless. Read more

In the wake of the revelations about the National Security Agency, some commentators borrowed from Turkey the idea of a “deep state” – an extensive, shadowy and anti-democratic coalition of interests – to explain the condition of US government. The parallel was typically used to depict a furtive, unaccountable security apparatus. But the idea may also have relevance for trying to understand the origins of the government shutdown. Read more