Ted Cruz

Cruz control

Featured image Ted Cruz explains “The path to victory” in the struggle to defeat Obamacare. I have a hard time following the procedural twists and turns that Cruz insists must be taken. Bryan Preston seconds Cruz here and Glenn Reynolds offers a concise explanation here, but I have a somewhat easier time following Thomas Sowell’s explanation of “The defunding distraction.” There’s something about Senator Cruz that rubs me the wrong way. He »

Cruz’s surrender caucus language boomerangs

Featured image Ted Cruz coined the term “surrender caucus” to describe Republicans who are reluctant to induce a government shutdown over the funding of Obamacare because they believe this move might very well cost the GOP its majority in the House. But now, when Cruz tries to inject a little realism of his own into the discussion, he is accused by some House Republicans of advocating surrender. For example, Rep. Sean Duffy »

Yes, the gloves are definitely off

Featured image Yesterday, I wrote about the fight between Chris Christie and Rand Paul. It began on the substantive, and vital, issue of domestic anti-terrorism surveillance policy, and quickly became personal. Now another intra-Party fight, on a completely different vital issue, has broken out and is becoming personal. Ted Cruz is attacking fellow Republican Senators who disagree with his proposal to bring about a shutdown of the government in order, Cruz hopes, »

Ted Cruz and Mike Lee outshine Rand Paul on immigration

Featured image Only 15 Republican Senators voted against the motion to allow debate to proceed on the Schumer-Rubio immigration reform bill. The 15 “no” votes were cast by: John Barasso, Wyoming John Boozman, Arkansas Mike Crapo, Idaho Ted Cruz, Texas Mike Enzi, Wyoming Chuck Grassley, Iowa Jim Inhofe, Oklahoma Mark Kirk, Illinois Mike Lee, Utah James Risch, Idaho Tim Scott, South Carolina Jeff Sessions, Alabama Richard Shelby, Alabama David Vitter, Lousiana A »

Ted Cruz’s thoughtful approach to immigration reform

Featured image The mainstream media, on behalf of the left, treats Ted Cruz as if he were a knee-jerk, obstructionist right-winger, devoid of subtlety and nuanced thinking — a nastier version of Sarah Palin, as the MSM portrayed her. But that’s not the Ted Cruz I see. Sure, he is capable of serving up red meat, as any ambitious modern politician must, at times, do. But on the issues, he generally comes »

Cruz 2016

Featured image Republicans think they have a deep bench of potential presidential candidates for 2016. It consists, by most reckonings, of Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, Bobby Jindal, and an assortment of other governors. But for me, the bench looks more problematic today than it did six months ago. I have never been fond of Rand Paul because, among other concerns, of his views on foreign and defense policy. Rubio lost »

Demonizing Ted Cruz

Featured image Ted Cruz has made quite an impression in just three months in the Senate. Like Marco Rubio, he is the son of a Cuban exile. He is a extraordinarily talented guy. Unlike Barack Obama, he had a stellar record both in academia and in the practice of law: he was national debating champion, graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, clerked for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, »

Cruz v. Holder

Featured image Ted Cruz has already made his mark in Washington. Cruz has a number of things going for him, one of which is that he is a very smart guy. Today Eric Holder testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Cruz questioned him on three topics. The first and most extensive was Holder’s view of the constitutionality of a hypothetical drone attack on an American citizen, on American soil, who is »

Rubio-ridicule, Cruz-hatred, and ethnicity

Featured image As far as I’m concerned, Ted Cruz hasn’t put a foot wrong since he took his Senate seat early last month. In fact, he has been the star of the legislative session to date. You can tell by the fact that he has incurred the ire of Democratic Senators, the MSM, and John McCain. Today, though, comes a report that Cruz said that some of the attacks on fellow Republican »