Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Recommended Reading

The New York Times' David Brooks, no liberal lion, he, unpacks the particular strain of cruelty that underscores the politics and persona of Ted Cruz, currently second to Donald Trump in much polling for the Republican nomination:
Cruz manufactures an atmosphere of menace in which there is no room for compassion, for moderation, for anything but dismantling and counterattack. And that is what he offers. Cruz’s programmatic agenda, to the extent that it exists in his speeches, is to destroy things: destroy the I.R.S., crush the “jackals” of the E.P.A., end funding for Planned Parenthood, reverse Obama’s executive orders, make the desert glow in Syria, destroy the Iran nuclear accord.
Read the rest here.


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