The Hopeless Republican Establishment Plan to Stop Ted Cruz and Donald Trump

By Jonathan Chait

30-trump-ryan-cruz.w529.h352The conservative movement and the Republican Establishment — the two overlapping networks dedicated to keeping the party’s presidential nomination out of Donald Trump’s hands — have thrown their lot in with Ted Cruz, the only real (that is to say, non-Kasich) obstacle remaining. Beneath that surface agreement, though, lies a strategic schism. One faction is reconciled to the possibility of Cruz as the actual party nominee and leader. They now detect in Cruz previously undiscovered virtues of strategic competence and are fêting him with inspiring socialist-realist cover treatments afforded to certified Great Men of the right. READ MORE

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.