Frank Bruni: A Final Column on What it Means to Be a Columnist

As I leave this job after 10 years, I wish I’d handled many columns better.

#cruz-ted, #news-and-news-media, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Jimmy Kimmel and Ted Cruz Rekindle an Old Feud

Kimmel wouldn’t let Senator Cruz call the military “woke” and “emasculated,” so the Texas Republican reminded the comedian of his loss in their 2018 basketball game.

#colbert-stephen, #corden-james-1978, #cruz-ted, #fallon-jimmy, #jimmy-kimmel-live-tv-program, #kimmel-jimmy, #late-night-with-seth-meyers-tv-program, #late-show-with-stephen-colbert-tv-program, #meyers-seth, #television, #the-late-late-show-with-james-corden-tv-program, #the-tonight-show-tv-program

How a Common Good Caucus Could Save the G.O.P.

American politics needs more factions. The Republican senators floating populist proposals should forge one.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cotton-tom, #cruz-ted, #debates-political, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #minimum-wage, #republican-party, #romney-mitt, #rubio-marco, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

Senate Republicans Shun Earmarks, Embracing Spending Restraint Anew

With a Democratic president in the White House, Senate Republicans have a newfound zeal for austerity, foreshadowing spending fights to come.

#cornyn-john, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #cruz-ted, #delauro-rosa-l, #earmarks-finance, #federal-budget-us, #infrastructure-public-works, #leahy-patrick-j, #national-debt-us, #republican-party, #shelby-richard-c, #united-states-politics-and-government

Shades of 2016: Republicans Stay Silent on Trump, Hoping He Fades Away

Just like when Donald J. Trump was a candidate in 2016, rival Republicans are trying to avoid becoming the target of his attacks or directly confronting him, while hoping someone else will.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #boehner-john-a, #cruz-ted, #duhaime-michael-1974, #haley-nikki-r, #miller-tim-filmmaker, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rubio-marco, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #thune-john-r, #trump-donald-j

Why Trump Holds a Grip on the G.O.P.

Republicans still embrace the power of the ex-president’s agenda to galvanize voters and drive turnout.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruz-ted, #desantis-ron, #haley-nikki-r, #immigration-and-emigration, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

CPAC and the New Republicanism

The Conservative Political Action Conference has evolved from a family reunion of Republican libertarians, social conservatives and a hawkish foreign policy establishment into Trump-chella.

#conservatism-us-politics, #conservative-political-action-conference, #cruz-ted, #romney-mitt, #trump-donald-j

Trump Loyalists Spurn ‘Failed Republican Establishment of Yesteryear’

At an annual gathering of conservatives, devotees of Donald J. Trump pledged their fealty to him and issued grave warnings about the political left.

#cheney-liz, #conservatism-us-politics, #conservative-political-action-conference, #cotton-tom, #cruz-ted, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #speeches-and-statements, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

CPAC Day 1: Ron DeSantis, Rick Scott and Ted Cruz to Headline

Day 1 of the Conservative Political Action Conference will include speeches from Senators Tom Cotton, Ted Cruz, Rick Scott and others. Here’s what to expect.

#conservatism-us-politics, #conservative-political-action-conference, #cotton-tom, #cruz-ted, #desantis-ron, #florida, #haley-nikki-r, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #trump-donald-j

Full CPAC 2021 Guide: Trump, Cruz, Pompeo and More

Even more than usual, the Conservative Political Action Conference this year will be a barometer for the Republican Party, newly out of power in Washington and trying to chart a way back.

#conservatism-us-politics, #conservative-political-action-conference, #cotton-tom, #cruz-ted, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #pompeo-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #speeches-and-statements, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Et Tu, Ted? Why Deregulation Failed

Even Senator Cruz realizes kilowatt-hours aren’t like avocados.

#cruz-ted, #electric-light-and-power, #green-new-deal, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #texas

On ‘S.N.L.’, Fictional Britney Spears Seeks Apologies From Cruz, Cuomo and Carano

“Saturday Night Live” gave several famous people the chance to say sorry on an episode hosted by Regé-Jean Page of “Bridgerton.”

#bad-bunny-singer, #cruz-ted, #cuomo-andrew-m, #rege-jean-page, #saturday-night-live-tv-program, #spears-britney, #television

Donald Trump, the Untamable Shrew

Republicans are still trying to muzzle a smack-talking Trump.

#cruz-ted, #graham-lindsey, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #shakespeare-william, #the-taming-of-the-shrew-play, #trump-donald-j

Is the Group Chat Sacred?

Heidi Cruz learned the hard way that text chains can be leaked.

#appiah-kwame-anthony, #cruz-ted, #parenting, #writing-and-writers

Cruz and Cuomo Face Scandal. Trump Can’t Save Them.

Without Donald Trump dominating the political conversation, politicians’ audacious behavior isn’t so quickly subsumed.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cruz-ted, #cuomo-andrew-m, #democratic-party, #johnson-ron-1955, #schumer-charles-e

Ted Cruz Is Going to the Dogs

What’s worse than an Irish setter on the roof?

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #cruz-ted, #dogs, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #romney-mitt, #snow-and-snowstorms, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government

Ted Cruz Fled One Storm, but Flew Into Another

Readers criticize the Texas senator for abandoning his constituents at a critical time on the pretext of “being a good dad.”

#cancun-mexico, #cruz-ted, #electric-light-and-power, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Ted Cruz Became the Least Sympathetic Politician in America

His getaway to Cancún during the Texas power emergency was only the latest episode in a political career that has left Mr. Cruz reviled by Democrats and more than a few Republicans.

#boehner-john-a, #cancun-mexico, #cruz-ted, #presidential-election-of-2016, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Ted Cruz’s Excellent Adventure

At least he didn’t bring up the Green New Deal.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #cawthorn-madison, #conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruz-ted, #energy-and-power, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wind-power

Jimmy Kimmel: Texas in Crisis, Ted Cruz Says, ‘Adios, Amigos’

“Snake on a plane, right there!” Kimmel joked. “Headed, ironically, to the very place he tried to build the wall around.”

#cruz-ted, #desusmero-tv-program, #electric-light-and-power, #jimmy-kimmel-live-tv-program, #kimmel-jimmy, #mexico, #noah-trevor-1984, #snow-and-snowstorms, #texas, #the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-tv-program

Ted Cruz’s Trip to Cancún Draws Fire Amid Texas’ Deep Freeze

The Texas senator faced fierce blowback for fleeing his state as a disaster unfolded. Text messages sent by his wife revealed a hastily planned trip away from their “FREEZING” family home.

#cancun-mexico, #cruz-heidi-nelson, #cruz-ted, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #texas, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Senator Ted Cruz left Texas for Cancún as the state was battered by a brutal winter storm.

Photos of Mr. Cruz and his wife boarding a flight from Houston to Cancún, Mexico, sparked a fierce outcry on social media late Wednesday.

#cruz-ted, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #texas

Trump’s Republicans, Brought to Their Knees

They stand for nothing. The Senate trial proved that.

#cruz-ted, #gingrich-newt, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #impeachment, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #scott-richard-l, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

How the Trump Era Broke the Sunday-Morning News Show

Any number of hallowed political and media institutions fell apart. So why should the most hallowed political-media institution of them all escape unscathed?

#cruz-ted, #meet-the-press-tv-program, #news-and-news-media, #paul-rand, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #state-of-the-union-tv-program, #this-week-tv-program

Lawmakers Look at GameStop Furor and See a Populist Issue to Seize

Ted Cruz. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The rush by both parties to side with young traders disrupting the markets reflects the broad recognition of the impulses driving American politics.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #cruz-ted, #democratic-party, #fortenberry-jeffrey-l-1960, #gamestop-corporation, #gingrich-newt, #khanna-ro, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #politics-and-government, #reddit-inc, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #republican-party, #robinhood-financial-llc, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

The End of Trump Can Be the Beginning of America

The traumatizing effects of the Trump years should catalyze a rededication to ideals we once cherished.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #conspiracy-theories, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruz-ted, #inaugurations, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Corrupt, the Clueless and Joe Biden

Unity is a fine goal, but don’t expect much cooperation.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #corruption-institutional, #cruz-ted, #inaugurations, #republican-party, #romney-mitt, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Next Trump

There is no one quite like him in the Republican Party. So where should we look for the president’s inheritors?

#cruz-ted, #haley-nikki-r, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

Why Are There So Few Courageous Senators?

Here’s what we need to do if we want more Mitt Romneys and fewer Josh Hawleys.

#byrd-robert-c, #constitution-us, #cruz-ted, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

Trump Is Blowing Apart the G.O.P. God Bless Him.

There still will be a place for principled Republicans.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #cruz-ted, #facebook-inc, #graham-lindsey, #mcconnell-mitch, #murkowski-lisa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #romney-mitt, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

Trump Seeks Respite in Texas, Where G.O.P. Allies Face Pressure

In visiting the border, Mr. Trump hoped to change the focus from a mob attack on the U.S. Capitol. But Texas is also reeling from the turmoil in Washington.

#border-barriers, #cruz-ted, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rio-grande-valley-tex, #texas, #trump-donald-j

AT&T, JPMorgan and Coca-Cola Pull Back Political Giving Following Capitol Riots

AT&T and Marriott were among companies that will stop campaign contributions to lawmakers who objected to certifying the election. Other companies, such as JPMorgan, paused all political donations.

#att-inc, #charles-schwab-corporation, #citigroup-inc, #corporations, #cruz-ted, #facebook-inc, #fedex-corporation, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #lincoln-project, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #marriott-international-inc, #morgan-stanley, #political-action-committees, #politics-and-government, #presidential-transition-us, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walmart-stores-inc

Never Forget What Ted Cruz Did

The senator has been able to use his Ivy League pedigree as a cudgel. After last week, his credentials should condemn him.

#cornyn-john, #cruz-ted, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #ivy-league, #presidential-election-of-1876, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Trump’s Lackeys Must Also Be Punished

The rule of law has to apply to everyone, including those in power.

#conservatism-us-politics, #cruz-ted, #graham-lindsey, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

The American Abyss

A historian of fascism and political atrocity on Trump, the mob and what comes next

#cruz-ted, #mcconnell-mitch, #pence-mike, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

The G.O.P.’s New Distancing Policy

After years of excusing or ignoring President Trump’s most inflammatory rhetoric, many Republicans are backing away at the last minute.

#chao-elaine-l, #cruz-ted, #devos-elizabeth-1958, #graham-lindsey, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #mulvaney-mick, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Running Out the Clock on Trump Is Cowardly and Dangerous

Forget the 25th Amendment. It’s Congress that was attacked and Congress that needs to act.

#black-people, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #cruz-ted, #democratic-party, #grant-ulysses-s, #impeachment, #pelosi-nancy, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-1876, #presidential-election-of-2020, #reconstruction-era, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Trump Has Always Been a Wolf in Wolf’s Clothing

By enabling the president anyway, Republican elites helped make the storming of the Capitol possible.

#cruz-ted, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #zito-salena

Impeach and Convict. Right Now.

Trump is too dangerous to leave in office for even another minute.

#cruz-ted, #house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #pence-mike, #pompeo-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #sasse-benjamin-e, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Trump’s Real Claim to Fame

When it comes to the president, there can never be enough losing.

#cruz-ted, #elections-senate, #georgia, #house-of-representatives, #loeffler-kelly-l, #perdue-david-a-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Never Forget the Names of These Republicans Attempting a Coup

This time they’ll fail. But their disloyalty to America is clear.

#constitution-us, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #cruz-ted, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #house-of-representatives, #johnson-ron-1955, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Republicans Plan to Force at Least Three Votes to Invalidate Biden’s Election

The challenges will transform the normally routine electoral count by Congress into an hourslong spectacle that has already divided Republicans, who are all but certain to fail to change the results.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #constitution-us, #cruz-ted, #electoral-college, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #house-of-representatives, #loeffler-kelly-l, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #tuberville-tommy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Companies That Donated to Senators Planning Election Results Challenge Face Questions

Awkward questions for the companies that donated to senators planning to challenge the 2020 election results.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #ant-financial-services-group, #bitcoin-currency, #campaign-finance, #cruz-ted, #daines-steve, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #ma-jack, #marshall-roger-w-1960, #presidential-election-of-2020

Is It Too Late to Impeach Trump Again?

The president showed this weekend that he still has Georgia on his mind.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruz-ted, #democratic-party, #loeffler-kelly-l, #perdue-david-a-jr, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #warnock-raphael-g, #washington-post

Once a Foe of Trump, Cruz Leads a Charge to Reverse His Election Loss

The Texas Republican was once the victim of President Trump’s false claims of election fraud. Now he is perpetuating them.

#cruz-ted, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Maybe Congress Needs More People From the College of Hard Knocks

Many politicians now have a kite of fancy letters fluttering after their names. All these credentials haven’t led to better results.

#balderson-troy, #colleges-and-universities, #cruz-ted, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #ivy-league, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #michael-sandel, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

‘Loser’: How a Lifelong Fear Bookended Trump’s Presidency

The president’s inability to concede the election is the latest reality-denying moment in a career preoccupied with an epithet.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #casinos, #cruz-ted, #disloyal-a-memoir-the-true-story-of-the-former-personal-attorney-to-president-donald-j-trump-book, #inaugurations, #lincoln-abraham, #presidential-election-of-2020, #reality-television, #republican-party, #shutdowns-institutional, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

What Is Trump Playing at?

The president’s refusal to concede that he lost the election is taking us into dangerous territory.

#adams-john-1735-1826, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cruz-ted, #lincoln-abraham, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #reconstruction-era, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

I’m Dreaming of a Blue Texas

With every election cycle, the same question comes up: Is this the year the Lone Star State changes its color?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cruz-ted, #democratic-party, #orourke-beto, #polls-and-public-opinion, #texas, #trump-donald-j

Texas Is a Tossup. So Why Won’t Trump or Biden Campaign There?

A victory by the Democrats would herald the arrival of a formidable multiracial coalition in the country’s largest red state.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cruz-ted, #presidential-election-of-2020, #texas, #trump-donald-j