Another Reminder Why the Filibuster Needs to Be Eliminated

By: Wednesday February 12, 2014 7:35 am

The filibuster, which for most of its history was mainly a tool for oppressing black people by stopping anti-lynching laws and civil rights legislation, has now turned into a tool for routine legislative nihilism. The latest example is Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) threatening to filibuster the debt limit so it requires 60 votes. From The [...]

Cruz Votes to End His Own Fake Filibuster

By: Wednesday September 25, 2013 10:56 am

The perfect end to Sen. Ted Cruz’s performance act fake filibuster was him actually joining the rest of the Senate in supporting cloture. Basically Cruz voted to end his own filibuster. It was a vote to end the debate on whether or not to start the debate the continuing resolution. This is the debate Cruz [...]

Ted Cruz as Performance Art

By: Wednesday September 25, 2013 7:25 am

If I did not know better I would swear Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was executing some Sacha Baron Cohen-style performance art meant to hold a mirror up to the absurdity of the Senate.

The Republican Leadership, Not Ted Cruz, Is Really to Blame for This Mess

By: Friday September 20, 2013 7:25 am

Many Congressional Republicans are now deeply angry with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for pushing to tie the funding the government to defunding Obamacare. They believe he is why their party now needs to waste a week passing a doomed continuing resolution just to prove the idea is unworkable to members and their base. While Cruz [...]

Why the “Natural-Born Citizen” Clause for President Needs to Go

By: Wednesday August 21, 2013 9:21 am

While the news of Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) renouncing his Canadian citizenship to bolster his case that he is truly a “natural-born citizen” is funny, the actual source of the issue is no laughing matter. Our Constitution still contains several arcane and downright stupid provisions that hurt our country. The ridiculous requirement that the President [...]

Ted Cruz’s Ridiculous Obamacare Defunding Road Show

By: Thursday August 1, 2013 9:37 am

Although threatening to shutdown the government unless Obamacare is defunded is both practically and logically unworkable, it hasn’t stopped it from becoming a great way to rally the truly die hard conservatives. It has been such a crowd pleaser with the base that Sen. Ted Cruz plans to turn this already doomed plan into a [...]

Why I Kind of Respect Sen. Ted Cruz

By: Tuesday May 7, 2013 10:27 am

Since Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took office he has been a one man force of nature. At every turn he has decided to exploit the current Senate rules any way he can to advance his agenda. He doesn’t just threaten to filibuster a big piece of legislation for public attention like some, he also uses [...]