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Ted Cruz’s Rocket Ride
11 May 2013 12:01 am
Wednesday morning’s National Review Online story about Ted Cruz and 2016 created a national stir, reporting one of the party’s fastest rising stars is “considering” a 2016 bid.
Sen. Cruz quickly expressed his own surprise at the “wild speculation” about 2016.
But before you blush at such unbridled ambition, recall that then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) was mentioned as presidential candidate just as quickly in his first term as Cruz has been.
If Cruz were to run in 2016, he would likely be one of three first-term U.S. Senators to run, along with Sen. …
Without Reform, Medicaid Expansion Will Bankrupt Texas
23 Mar 2013 12:01 am
What’s the catch?
Whenever something seems too good to be true, it usually is.
Our country, since the FDR era, has believed in entitlements as an earned benefit that serves as a safety net for all Americans. Unfortunately, those programs, created in the 1940s and only modestly changed since then, are unaffordable, promising more in benefits that the revenue they receive.
This leaves two options: reduce benefits for future beneficiaries or increase revenue.
To date, the Obama administration has done nothing to reform entitlements – thereby making the problem worse.
In fact, they began a …
Jeb vs. Marco Match-up in 2016 Unlikely
16 Mar 2013 12:01 am
Two of the key figures in the Republican Party happen to live in the same city, in the same state, share many supporters and donors and enjoy a close, personal friendship where one has been a mentor to the other. So they both can’t run for president against each other, right?
One of the most interesting subplots in the open race for president in 2016, which will begin in about 18 months after the midterm elections, is whether former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) or Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) choose to …
What the Mainstream Media Don’t Understand About Ted Cruz
23 Feb 2013 12:01 am
Don’t blame Ted Cruz, he’s only doing what he said he would do if elected.
The wave of national media attention surrounding the freshman senator late last week followed a traditional groupthink pattern. First it was a Reuters national wire story early in the week, then the Politico story late Thursday, The New York Times story Friday, alongside columns by Ruth Marcus in The Washington Post and Frank Bruni in the Times, and a segment on MSNBC’s “Hardball” on Friday.
What was the controversy?
According to the media, Sen. Cruz had impugned Secretary …