Tag Archives: Ted Cruz

Hurricane Harvey reminds us (including Ted Cruz) we are all in the same boat

Why is it we often need a flood, earthquake or other natural disaster to remind us of our common humanity? What is it about the cataclysmic flooding in Houston that prompts us to remember we are all in the same … Continue reading

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Want to defeat terrorists? Don’t succumb to their terrorism

By Robert Mann I’m not a fatalist, but when I leave town on a trip, I sometimes have a nagging feeling, “Maybe, this time, I won’t return.” I’ll briefly fret about a plane crash, a car wreck or a random … Continue reading

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GOP presidential candidates defend discrimination, not free speech

By Robert Mann Several of them pledge to plunge the United States deeper into the military conflict in Syria. Half wish to deny women the right to an abortion, even in cases of rape or incest. Their frontrunner has made … Continue reading

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Kim Davis is playing the Christian right for suckers

Like gullible 15-year-old boys at a state fair, the Christian right is an easy mark for political carnival barkers like former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. “Step right up, folks. See the brave woman defend … Continue reading

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Briar patch? Maybe we should let the GOP abolish Obamacare

By Robert Mann I’ve a confession to make. From the beginning, I’ve been rooting for Obamacare to flop. Each time I read a story about the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act, I quietly cheer. I was secretly hoping … Continue reading

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Ted Cruz: Obamacare’s unlikely best friend

By Robert Mann As Texas Sen. Ted Cruz frog-marched the Republican-led House into a politically disastrous federal government shutdown, I found myself increasingly furious at his self-righteous audacity. Closing the government and threatening the full faith and credit of the … Continue reading

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Jindal and Vitter: the stunt men of Louisiana politics

By Robert Mann Have you noticed the competition between Gov. Bobby Jindal and Sen. David Vitter? No, these two Republicans aren’t on the same ballot. But with all their silly stunts and phony outrage of late, they seem to competing … Continue reading

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