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Martin Dyckman: Is Ted Cruz eligible to be president? The question needs to be resolved

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Had a modern Rip Van Winkle, who happened to be a Republican, fallen asleep 20 years ago, he might think that he had awakened now in hell. His choice in the 1996 party primaries for president would have been among a 10-person field including Bob Dole, the senator and eventual nominee; Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana, Gov. Pete Wilson of California, and former Gov. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, all of them firmly mainstream. There were rivals to the right, but…

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Memorial Day Weekend is brought to you by these Florida lobbyists, Publix, and a slew of political associations

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First of all, Memorial Day commemorates something completely sober, which transcends the material: the brave sacrifices by countless Americans made to secure our freedoms, safety, and values. So much so, that our elective representatives have set a day aside where public institutions are closed and where people are encouraged to do the same in their own ways. But the observation of Memorial Day is wholly reflective, somber, and meaningful. That said, for many Americans, the long weekend of Memorial Day is…

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