Ted Cruz’s illusions and deceptions
Peter Wehner at Commentary says Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) antics are a new low for conservatism.

Let ObamaCare crumble
George Will writes at The Washington Post that Republicans are fighting a needless fight, and should instead just stand by and allow ObamaCare to fail on its own.

Barack Obama, insurance salesman
Chris Stirewalt at Fox News digs at the president over the White House’s perpetual publicity blitz.

Obama’s support sags
Jonathan Martin at The New York Times writes on the president’s sinking approval rating.


GOP feud spills onto Senate floor
Alexander Bolton at The Hill reports on the Corker versus Cruz fireworks on the floor of the Senate.

House GOP can’t move debt-ceiling plan
Russell Berman, Bernie Becker and Erik Wasson at The Hill report on Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) latest troubles.