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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) speaks to reporters after a Senate meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 16, 2013. Senate Democratic and Republican leaders on Wednesday reached final agreement on a deal to reopen the government and extend its borrowing authority into February, with final passage looking increasingly possible by Wednesday evening.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) speaks to reporters after a Senate meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 16, 2013. Senate Democratic and Republican leaders on Wednesday reached final agreement on a deal to reopen the government and extend its borrowing authority into February, with final passage looking increasingly possible by Wednesday evening.
(Doug Mills/NYT)

Tea Party wages generational economic warfare

As the latest episode of Congressional dysfunction draws to a close, I can only watch in slack-jawed amazement, listening to circus music and trying to remember the adage “No one is an unjust villain in his own mind. We're all the hero of our own story.”

What kind of heroes do the Tea Party believe themselves to be? To whom? In short, why are they doing this?