October 25th, 2013

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Ted Cruz Is the Rarest of Political Species—the Populist Egghead

Ted Cruz Is the Rarest of Political Species—the Populist Egghead

Sen. Ted Cruz may be the conservative movement's first populist egghead—a grassroots leader who is attacked for being too smart to have common sense. In political theater, you're usually allowed to wear only one of these costumes. The populist claims to possess the horse sense of the electorate and…

Posted by Michael Zeleny on 25 Oct 2013, 18:50

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Catholics and Jews: The Great Change

Catholics and Jews: The Great Change

The history of Christian viciousness toward Jews is too grotesque for credence. As a character in a James McCourt novel says, in a very different context, “I can’t believe her!… So I won’t.” Some Catholics at the Second Vatican Council said that the charge of deicide against the Jews was so silly it...

Posted by Michael Zeleny on 25 Oct 2013, 20:03

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