Cruz's stated goal is that he wants to repeal Obamacare. His extortionary crusade will hurt millions of people and seriously disrupt our economy. But Cruz doesn't care.
Republican-on-Republican fear-mongering is such a treat to enjoy. In this case, establishment Republicans vs. the Tea Party.
Rubio's message is easy enough to understand: If Republicans don't act, Obama will, and we will have lost the chance to enact our preferred changes. It's clever on many levels.
When its constituents start referring to Sen. John McCain as a liberal you know the GOP bus has officially careened off the cliff. Let's just visit McCain's record for a second, because perspective and context here is critical.
"No one is advocating a government shutdown," Cantor told the National Review's Robert Costa on Friday. Maybe he's calling these three prominent senators "no one" or maybe he hasn't been paying attention.
U.S. policy in Egypt has been a disaster. Now the short-lived democratic revolution has been replaced by military rule with a meaningless civilian veneer. Washington should cut off foreign aid and disengage.
We are seeing Republicans in the House as well as the Senate speak out against extremist proposals on government spending levels. What exactly do the extremists propose?
In an unusual week when the Republicans are at each other's throats, they're still on the same side in the fight that matters: They're for the insurance industry, not us.
The only danger to the Cuban Adjustment Act is Marco Rubio, and Mario Diaz-Balart's reckless rhetoric about the Act. By opening a congressional debate about the statute, they have become the disease they pretend to cure.
We'd be doing a better job caring for humanity with Rubio and company's legislation, including its pathway to citizenship and border security, than we'd be doing with Cruz's border-security-only bill, which does nothing for all those hard-working people you see around town.
These immigrants don't "live in the shadows" -- that advocacy community talking point that became journalistic trope. They are not invisible. We see them every day.
While the ultimate shape and fate of the bill is still uncertain, it is clear that Republicans now recognize the importance of immigration reform.
If Democrats wish to vent their frustration with Schumer and a two-party system controlled by corporate interests like factory farms and prison companies, they're more than welcome to defect to the Green Party.
The efforts, and hopefully the success, of Rubio and the Gang of 8 to fix the immigration problem is a hopeful sign that the dysfunction and anarchy that has characterized both Washington and politics as a whole may be coming to an end.
Despite all of the people, money, and equipment that has been thrown at the problem of illegal immigration, the agencies have proved to be a failure at accomplishing their mission. Why? A complete lack of resolve on the part of politicians to be honest about illegal immigration.