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Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is interviewed by host Bill O'Reilly during "The O'Reilly Factor" television program, on the Fox News Channel in New York, Monday, April 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Ted Cruz fails to heed own advice, get out of race he can't win

What strange bedfellows and broken pretzels politics do make! Mere weeks ago, Sen. Ted Cruz pressured Gov. John Kasich to get out of the race for the Republican nomination because he had no mathematical chance of winning. Published April 19, 2016

Wendell Pierce portrays Clarence Thomas in "Confirmation." (HBO via Associated Press)

HBO dredges up a high-tech lynching to help Democrats fight 'war on women'

Twenty-five years later, HBO this week debuts a movie called "Confirmation," a drama rehashing all the lurid -- yet entirely unsubstantiated -- smears used in the great effort to destroy the character of one of America's first black Supreme Court justices. All because he was conservative. Published April 14, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during a town hall meeting at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, Wis., Tuesday, March 29, 2016. (Wm. Glasheen/The Post-Crescent via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

King of the GOP vs. King of Bureaucracy

In this brief cessation of hostilities between enemy forces on both sides of the political divide, it is a good time to take stock of where primary voters have taken the two parties. Published March 29, 2016

Sen. Marco Rubio speaks Monday during a campaign rally at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Fla., Monday, March 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) ** FILE **

Marco Rubio is the tea party heartthrob who turned establishment shill

Like the Titanic before it, the U.S.S. Jeb! set sail with such great puffery and fanfare that the passengers on board the gilded ship sipping from champagne flutes were filled with confidence and optimism about the wondrous journey to follow. Quite bullish they were! Published March 15, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally Monday, March 7, 2016, in Madison, Miss. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

'Big tent' Trump forcing party to attack itself

In 2012, we watched as the GOP establishment forced a flawed and flimsy candidate onto Republican voters. It was like trying to stuff a cat into a trash can. Published March 8, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., reaches into the crowd to shake hands at a campaign rally Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, in Minneapolis.  (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Establishment seeks USS Marco Rubio to save it from Donald Trump

The Donald Trump Derangement Syndrome treatment facilities simply cannot handle the patient load. By Super Tuesday, there will be no beds left and white people wearing Brooks Brothers suits and tassel loafers will be wandering the streets of New York and D.C. with bloodshot eyes. Published February 23, 2016

Pope Francis meets journalists aboard the plane during the flight from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to Rome on Feb. 17, 2016. (Associated Press)

Pope hurling stones at Trump from glass Vatican

Looks like Pope Francis needs to go to confession. At the very least, the pontiff should seek an audience with real estate mogul Donald J. Trump to ask for forgiveness over slandering him and denouncing his Christian faith. Published February 19, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at a rally at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing & Technology in Florence, S.C., Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Another ill-advised (but self-serving) kamikaze stunt by Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz is one of those people who constantly wrestles with the Constitution -- and always wins. In his latest declaration to mount the barricades in defense of the Constitution, the Texas senator said he will "absolutely" filibuster any nominee the president puts forward to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Published February 16, 2016