The Tea Party, the Constitution, and Libya

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March 22 2011 12:31 PM

The Tea Party, the Constitution, and Libya

The question is basically: "Hey, if the Tea Party is obsessed with the Constitution and spending, why isn't it up in arms about the strikes on Libya?" And the answer's complicated. Some of the movement is angry about the cost and the legality; some of the movement, wanting America to be a strong superpower and save lives, is looking past it.

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David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.