The Plum Line: Ted Cruz


Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Iowa’s quadrennial grip on American politics has begun again

It’s all starting again. Already.

By Paul Waldman  |  02:43 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, iowa, rand paul, Ted Cruz

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Mainstream Republicans in worse shape than Ted Cruz

He’s the natural consequence of the post-policy Republicans

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:02 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, Obamacare, Ted Cruz

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Ted Cruz unmasks his own confidence game

Senate conservatives have effectively conceded their defund-Obamacare push was always a scam.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:29 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ted Cruz

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 07/29/2013

Why, yes, Ted Cruz is a demagogue

It's all about 2016, whoever gets hurt on the way there -- most certainly including his fellow Republicans

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:22 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 elections, budget, health care, Obamacare, Ted Cruz

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 06/19/2013

Ted Cruz: Oppose immigration reform in name of `our humanity'

Now that the CBO found that immigration reform will dramatically slash the deficit, opponents are running out of arguments.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:47 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ted Cruz

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 03/15/2013

Ted Cruz is wrong about the Constitution

What's really interesting about Ted Cruz's infamous exchange with Dianne Feinstein is that it betrays a simplistic view of the Bill of Rights.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:26 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ted Cruz

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 02/25/2013

Ted Cruz's neo-McCarthyism doesn't bode well for GOP "makeover"

Will Republicans distance themselves from Senator Cruz's red baiting?

By Greg Sargent  |  11:28 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ted Cruz