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Live From a Tea Party -- The Crowd's Getting Bigger

By Peter RoffFellow, Institute for Liberty / Former Senior Political Writer, United Press International

Editor's note: Sent at 12:48 PM from Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C.:

The rain's coming down even harder and the crowd's getting bigger. Folks are huddled around the stage with a sea of umbrellas as one speaker after another takes on the Washington establishment for taxing spending and borrowing. They were also visited by a handful of people in tuxedos and ball gowns chanting "tax work, not wealth" and "lower the minimum wage," in an effort to discredit the message of these wet and angry taxpayers who are now chanting no more bailouts.

Peter Roff, a former senior writer at United Press International, is a senior fellow at Frontiers of Freedom, an organization that advocates for educational freedom and reform.