A true cynic about American politics would, at this point, be forced to one conclusion: Ted Cruz is a Democratic sleeper agent.
Ted Cruz wants D.C. to listen. Well, he could start.
Strom Thurmond, Alfonse D'Amato and Wayne Morse all held the Senate floor for longer — in Thurmond case, for over 24 hours.
If you had told me in 2011 that a filibuster against drone strikes would attract more Republican support than a filibuster against funding Obamacare...
Cruz isn't so much making an argument against Obamacare as an argument for direct democracy.
The natural-born citizenship clause is the subject of frequent interpretative debate. But it should just be junked altogether.
Even Cruz's flat tax will need someone, somewhere, to enforce it.