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Las Vegas: a Tea party town

It didn't happen this time, but what would America look like if it were run by the Tea party? Something like this...

By Jim Giles   November 2010

Click here to read James Crabtree’s article on what the Tea party means for the American political establishment

Try a thought experiment: what would America look like if it was run by the Tea party? How would the small-government and low-tax policies play out in action? To find out, you just need to visit Las Vegas.

This might sound crazy. The roughly one in five Americans who identify as Tea party supporters are, on average, married, in late middle age and likely to describe themselves as “very conservative.” Hardly the folk one would expect to find tipping an exotic…

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