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Ted Cruz’s Syria ‘Dog’

Posted December 10th, 2015 at 5:58 pm (UTC-5)
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Ted Cruz’s bid for the GOP’s presidential nomination has always rested on the proposition that he is the only “real Republican” in the race. So why is the junior Senator from Texas advocating a Syria policy that seems to have been drawn from President Obama’s situation room?

Why Horse Race Campaign Polls Are Mostly Worthless This Far Ahead of the Voting

Posted December 2nd, 2015 at 10:11 am (UTC-5)
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It’s easy to prove that early polls are lousy at predicting the ultimate outcome in a crowded race; just look at the record.

An Agnostic Ted Cruz Supporter Responds

Posted November 12th, 2015 at 11:54 am (UTC-5)
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I am a Republican political consultant in Texas and openly agnostic … Earlier this year I endorsed Ted Cruz for president … I share most of his core philosophical beliefs … I was staggeringly disappointed when I read his comment that atheists are not fit to be president.

Rubio Overshadows Jeb – and Trump – in Republican Debate

Posted October 29th, 2015 at 5:12 pm (UTC-5)
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Wednesday’s third Republican debate was a reminder that the race to become the next President of the United States is still in the early stages. Oddly, the candidates with the most support and/or money seemed to fade into the background. The night belonged to Florida Senator Marco Rubio, thanks to a badly executed jab by Jeb Bush. The clash lit up Twitter and diminished Bush, who was expected to be the party’s frontrunner. Senator Ted Cruz had a glittering moment too, according to some pundits. Neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who was ahead of businessman Donald Trump in the latest poll, kind of disappeared along with the usually loud-mouthed mogul. But as we said: it’s still early.

Did the Supreme Court Overreach on Controversial Rulings?

Posted July 8th, 2015 at 4:12 pm (UTC-5)
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The decision to make same-sex marriage the law of the land has roiled many conservatives, some of whom say the court is guilty of “judicial tyranny.” The decisions, they argue, show the court is becoming politicized. Supreme Court justices are appointed by the president to lifetime terms. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has gone so far as to call for the justices to face election.