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Wichita Tea Party: Susan Estes

Susan Estes addresses the crowd at the Wichita Tea Party protest, February 27, 2009.

Wichita Tea Party: Cheryl Green

Cheryl Green explains why she’s protesting at the Wichita Tea Party, February 27, 2009.

Wichita Tea Party Citizen Report

An estimated 100-plus citizen activists assembled today near Second and Waco Streets to participate in a protest of the federal stimulus package and bailouts. The event was billed as The Wichita Tea Party. Two men drove 200 miles from Garden City to attend. Other Kansans were here from Abilene, Hutchinson, Andover, and Augusta.

Wichita Tea Party Photos

Wichita Tea Party, February 27, 2009

In Wichita, it was a cold day with a freezing wind, but quite a few protesters --human, canine, and porcine -- came out to show their displeasure with the direction of our country.

Articles of Interest

Subsidizing Bad Ideas What are some of the things wrong with the president’s plan to solve the mortgage crisis? Howie Rich of Americans For Limited…

Read the Bill

The Sunlight Foundation has created the website ReadTheBill.org. This site contains information about how bills such as the recent stimulus bill aren’t read by members…

Wichita Tea Party, from AFP

Here’s a message from Americans For Prosperity’s Kansas state director Derrick Sontag about the Wichita Tea Party this Friday. It started with people like you,…

Area Residents Plan Wichita Tea Party

Grassroots movement sweeps into Wichita with anti-stimulus rally WICHITA — Grassroots activists in Wichita will rally outside Sen. Sam Brownback’s office on Friday, to show…

Public education illustrates special interest politics

One of the problems with government today is the proliferation of special interest groups, and then how issues are framed according to the needs of these special interest groups.

You might think that public education would fall outside the wrangling of special interest groups. After all, it's "for the kids," as we're reminded. But the public schools and their lobby are one of the fiercest special interest groups.

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