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Why I Am Not a Cruzite

Politicians position and hedge and dodge. Understood. But when that positioning comes in the form of undermining a key institution, such as the Republican party, it’s playing with fire.

Why Conservatives Failed to Stop Donald Trump

#NeverTrump never coalesced around an alternative candidate because the conservative movement is in a full-blown identity crisis.

Should Never Trump People Get Over It?

The Never Trump commitment is not a matter of being excessively fastidious or too good for this world. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump would do damage to the nation.

It’s Time for Conservatives to Rally Around Ted Cruz

He has one amazing virtue that can’t be ignored: He is not Donald Trump. And at this dark hour in conservative politics, that is a supreme qualification to be the Republican nominee for president of the United States.

Run against Obama

This is a year in which the multiple failures of the Obama years should be irresistible for Republican presidential candidates. Instead, partly owing to the eccentric obsessions of Donald Trump, we’ve seen Republicans reprising debates about the wisdom of the Iraq War while ignoring the greatest foreign-policy debacles of the Obama years.

Cruz Is the Only Candidate Who Can Take on Trump

Whoever defeats Donald Trump for the Republican nomination will have to, at some point, demonstrate the courage to tangle with him – however unpleasant those encounters may be. It’s very late, and John Kasich remains AWOL in that struggle.

Cruz Must Be the Anti-Trump

Is there any way for Ted Cruz or John Kasich to wrest the Republican nomination from Donald Trump? With every tick of the clock, it looks less likely.

Ted Cruz Can Win It All

The prospect of Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president raises the specter of an electoral disaster that allows Hillary Clinton to entrench permanently all of President Obama’s policies.

Super Tuesday Will Determine Whether Trump Can Be Stopped

Whether Ted Cruz can stay in the race after Tuesday is the single most important factor in determining whether Trump can win.

Debate Debrief: GOP Final Five Hit the Lone Star State

Donald Trump’s answers on health care and the budget were confused and nonsensical. And Senator Rubio took the fight to Trump, which is what he had to do.