Cruz has been quiet, these days, watching the show. Only recently, the world was calling his speech at the Republican National Convention political suicide. Might they soon be calling it his golden ticket to the White House?
It has been 42 years since the current ground-rules emerged, and my gut tells me that we may be on the cusp of yet another major change in how the House is ruled. Any new order will certainly emerge only after the November elections. What it will be is a mystery.
The basic Republican position isn't that hard to understand. It is: "We are going to deny Barack Obama a third Supreme Court pick, unless Hillary Clinton wins the presidency." That is precisely what some of them believe.
Instead of working through the center, Sanders could effectuate coalitions of the progressive left and the Tea Party Right. The opposition would come from the center-left and from the center-right in both parties.
In recent weeks, we saw that some Republican leaders in Congress continue to resist this global momentum to clean up dangerous pollution and protect future generations from destructive climate change. They tried again to undermine U.S. leadership before Thanksgiving, and once again they failed.
After watching this video, I've come to appreciate the importance of paying closer attention to the goings-on in Washington, particularly on a matter of critical concern to me: the future of elder care in America, which is on the cusp of a crisis.
With people remaining healthy and vibrant well into their 60s, the once-mandatory retirement age of 65 no longer makes sense. Those able to continue working benefit greatly from the positive health improvements that comes with keeping their minds engaged.