DEBUNKING THE MYTH THAT TED OR HEIDI CRUZ ARE GLOBALISTS

DEBUNKING THE MYTH THAT TED OR HEIDI CRUZ ARE GLOBALISTS

Inevitably while Sen. Ted Cruz sets his sights on the Oval Office, some of his critics are again confronting him with the issue of his wife’s Heidi’s former membership in the Council on Foreign Relations, not to mention her role in the crafting of a document to create a proposed North American Union.
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TRIBE VS. BALKIN ON WHETHER TED CRUZ IS A “NATURAL BORN CITIZEN”

TRIBE VS. BALKIN ON WHETHER TED CRUZ IS A “NATURAL BORN CITIZEN”

By Randy Barnett – The Volokh Conspiracy

Yesterday, the Harvard Law School chapter of the Federalist Society held a wonderful debate between Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe and Yale law professor Jack Balkin on whether Ted Cruz is a “natural born citizen” and, therefore, eligible to be president under the Constitution. (Like Balkin and Cruz, Tribe was also my constitutional law professor.)  Tribe says the issue is “not settled” but he also offers an argument against Cruz qualifying. For his part, Balkin makes what I think is the strongest originalist argument for why Cruz does qualify (which Michael Ramsey presents here).
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THE ESTABLISHMENT IS DEAD

THE ESTABLISHMENT IS DEAD

By Ben Shapiro

In Monday’s Iowa caucus, Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, the man most hated by the Republican establishment, came from behind to nab front-runner Donald Trump. Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the supposed establishment favorite, came in just a point behind Trump. According to conventional wisdom, this should set up a battle royal among anti-establishment Cruz, anti-establishment Trump and establishment Rubio. If Rubio emerges victorious, the pundits explain, the establishment will have lived to fight another day, and put those rowdy conservative grass-roots anti-establishment types in their place.

This is nonsense.
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GROW UP!

GROW UP!

By Thomas Sowell

Of all the many things said about Donald Trump, what was said by Roger Ailes, head of the Fox News Channel, said it all in just two words: “Grow up!”

It is amazing how many people have been oblivious to this middle-aged man’s spoiled brat behavior, his childish boastfulness about things he says he is going to do, and his petulant response to every criticism with ad hominem replies.

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IMAGINED CONVERSATION BETWEEN DONALD TRUMP AND HIS CAMPAIGN MANAGER

IMAGINED CONVERSATION BETWEEN DONALD TRUMP AND HIS CAMPAIGN MANAGER

This is the conversation I imagine I might have heard (or something close to it) if I were a fly on the wall when Donald Trump had a meeting early this week with his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski:
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JONAH GOLDBERG ON TRUMP AND THE ‘ESTABLISHMENT’

JONAH GOLDBERG ON TRUMP AND THE ‘ESTABLISHMENT’

THE GOLDBERG FILE, By Jonah Goldberg

Dear Reader (Including those of you in D.C. who may try to burn this “news” letter in a desperate attempt to stay alive during the snowstorm),

Well, here we go.

National Review’s “Against Trump” editorial and symposium came out last night, and the fecal matter hit the rotor blades.

That’s a bad turn of phrase since we’re neither sh** nor fan. We’re more like a lighthouse amidst the crap-storm, or, at least, we try to be.

This seems lost on a lot of people these days. I keep hearing from folks who seem to think that if Donald Trump is popular or the front-runner, then National Review — and yours truly — must bow to the popular will. Get with the program, they say. See the writing on the wall. Get out in front of this.
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TED CRUZ IS NOT ANTI-SEMITIC

TED CRUZ IS NOT ANTI-SEMITIC

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

I got a call from MSNBC on Friday asking me whether I was offended by Ted Cruz’s comments about New York values. I responded that I thought his comment was mostly tongue-in-cheek and was probably a swipe at The New York Times, which had attacked him that same morning. Indeed, I thought the exchange between Senator Cruz and Donald Trump on New York values last week was illuminating from both sides and brought out a unique eloquence in Trump as he spoke movingly about New Yorkers in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. It was the most entertaining moment of the debate.

What really surprised me, however, was when I later saw that Cruz was being accused of antisemitism for his comments about New York values, as if he were criticizing Jews.
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