When the Tea Party first burst on the scene in Glendale five years ago -- in response to Mayor Joe Rice's effort to impose new restrictions on strip clubs -- the group was hailed in some quarters as a libertarian, grass-roots (yet well-financed) movement to keep government in its place. But as the group's core strategists have moved on to bigger challenges -- running Glendale; overseeing Central City's costly, quixotic campaign to build a more direct access road to its dwindling casinos; installing a nude-dancing-friendly city council in Sheridan -- the image of the... More >>>