On Monday, President Obamaendorsed the idea of a longer school year:
"I think we should have longer school years," Obama said on NBC's "Today" show during a special forum on education. "We now have our kids go to school about a month less than other advanced countries. And that month makes a difference."
The Tea Party is frequently described as a new phenomena in American politics, but as Kevin Drumnotes in a piece for Mother Jones, the opposite is true; like the John Birch Society or Arkansas Project before it, the Tea Party is the latest instance of a right-wing reaction that happens whenever we have a Democratic president: