Ted Cruz and the most cynical, despicable political stunt of the year


The Fifth Column

Berating a persecuted religious minority for your own political gain? Not a good look, senator. Berating a persecuted religious minority for your own political gain? Not a good look, senator. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The following quote is not about Ted Cruz but given his hubris…it fits:

“No experience of the failure of his policy could shake his belief in its essential excellence.”  ~― Babara Tuchman

The Week

Aggressively supporting Israel is a political winner for conservatives. But when it comes at the expense of persecuted Christians who fear for their lives…

Since the second half of the 20th century, some of my fellow Christians have been the most persecuted religious group in the world. They still are. You probably are surprised to hear this. That’s because most of these persecuted Christians don’t live in the West. They are, as the awful phrase has it, too foreign for the right and too Christian for the left.

In recent weeks and months, however, the West has heard…

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