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Are Tea Parties the Future?

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Time: 2:00 PM–4:00 PM
Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, Twelfth Floor, AEI
1150 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036

At this event, three close observers of the American political scene will examine the rapid rise of the tea party movement and what it means for civic life. What drives the tea party movement? Will its momentum last through the 2010 elections and beyond? How does it compare to the Obama campaign’s political-activist netroots? Is there a revolution afoot among average Americans mobilized by the power of the Internet? What does an active and engaged citizenry look like in the digital age?

Answering these and other questions will be Kristen Soltis, director of policy research at the Winston Group; David Weigel, blogger and reporter with the Washington Post; and New York Times columnist Ross Douthat. AEI visiting fellow Jonah Goldberg will moderate.

This is the first in a series of events organized by AEI’s American Citizenship Program. The program is dedicated to strengthening the foundations of American freedom and self-government by renewing our understanding of American citizenship.

1:45 p.m. Registration
2:00 Panelists: Ross Douthat, New York Times
Kristen Soltis, Winston Group
David Weigel, Washington Post
Moderator: Jonah Goldberg, AEI
4:00 Adjournment

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