is a PhD student in Government and Social Policy. She is the co-author, with Theda Skocpol, of The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism (Oxford University Press, 2012). Her primary research interest is the politics of taxation in the United States.
Tea Party activism combines participatory engagement and political experience with severe misinformation and intolerance of opponents. How can well-educated and intelligent grassroots activists have developed such wildly inaccurate visions of American public policy? [more]