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Ted Cruz news and analysis from The Nation
February 23, 2021
Nobody Deserves a Vacation More Than Ted Cruz
What could he do to help Texas anyway?
February 19, 2021
Canuck Cruz Cuts and Runs to Cancún
By fleeing his state during an emergency, the Texas senator betrayed the solidarity that holds society together. A decent man would resign. Instead, Cruz just keeps lying.
February 10, 2021
Trump’s Lawyers Mocked Democracy and Reasoned Debate
Rationality and demagoguery fought it out on Senate floor, but the better arguments won’t convince most Republicans.
February 3, 2021
AOC’s Stirring Call to Reject Insurrection Amnesia
Going against Republicans, the media, and some on the left, the New York representative makes the case for accountability.
January 22, 2021
Twitter and Facebook Just Proved That Deplatforming Works
The peaceful protests on Inauguration Day show what happens when social media companies
refuse to let white supremacists use them to organize and incite violence.
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January 19, 2021
How Does Someone Like Lauren Boebert Get Elected?
With a lot of help from other far-right Republicans—and an establishment that enabled them.
January 12, 2021
The World’s Greatest Democracy
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January 8, 2021
The Enablers of Insurrection Should Be Ostracized
A corrupt and seditious president has constructed a system of impunity. But there are still ways to punish those who helped him.
January 6, 2021
How Josh Hawley Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Donald Trump
Until recently, the senator leading the charge to discredit Biden’s victory was a creature of the ultraconservative establishment. Then he discovered Trump’s faux populism.
April 2, 2019
American Meritocracy Is a Myth
Recent scandals in politics and higher education show how the rich perpetuate inequality in the US.