by David Safier
I'm linking to a column I wrote in this week's Explorer, not because I'm especially proud of it — I tried to say too much in the space allotted, so it's a bit clunky (I love the "Don't fence me in" ethos of blog space!) — but because it lays out my sense about where the tea partiers and public forum shouters (often the same people) are coming from.
We had a lively debate about this question in the comments section of my post, Health care rope-a-dope? Nick Dranias of the Goldwater Institute chimed in, and the fun began. So consider my column a continuation of that discussion. I'm not vain enough to quote myself in this post — that would be a bit like a very bizarre scene in the film, Being John Malkovich — so you'll have to follow the link if you want to read it.