My new piece -- the first on the shiny, newfangled Slate homepage! -- takes you inside a FreedomWorks-run Tea Party Debt Commission hearing in Orlando. It's my last expunging of the notebook from the trip down there, and it's pretty revealing of where the smartest grassroots group in the movement wants things to go.
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