Alexander Nazaryan, a senior writer at Newsweek, has just deleted the above tweet, in which he compared the Cruz campaign to a legion of Nazis. “Ted Cruz has a strong ground game in Iowa,” wrote Nazaryan in the tweet, which got some critical play on the Web this morning:

Upon further reflection, Nazaryan decided that the late-night brainstorm was more storm than brain:

That little clarification appears to hold fast to the contention that Cruz himself is a Nazi.

In his capacity as senior writer, Nazaryan hops around from topic to topic. Wine theft, for example. The GOP and national security; cancer treatments; black colleges. In response to some of the backlash over his posting, Nazaryan notes that his position at Newsweek allows opinion-mongering:

Indeed, his undeleted tweets express strong opinions about Cruz and other political topics:

More to come on this.