Newspaper hit home run with local Tea Party story

Congratulations to the entire Maui News team for an excellent story tying together the national Internal Revenue Service Tea Party scandal and the local Tea Party Maui organization (May 15).

I have friends in the Tea Party and they are far from being subversive. I may rarely agree with them, but the challenges they bring to the political system are well within the broad range of our nation’s political/social history.

Placing an important national story within a local context is what local newspapers can do so well. On this one, The Maui News hit a grand slam home run.

Tom Blackburn-Rodriguez