Commentary by Dr. Gregor Peter Schmitz, correspondent in the Washington office of DER SPIEGEL:
Democracy depends on compromise and the American government depends on all branches working together. The Tea Party movement shuns both, preferring instead to drive the state into bankruptcy. On principle.
Who is brewing tea in the USA? This sophisticated couple?
Or these billionaires, Charles and David Koch, whose war against Obama
is profiled by Jane Mayer of The New Yorker in Covert Operations: