One thing about the NYT, Eric, is that it's dependable. You always know what it's going to say on any political subject.
I'm not any happier with Cruz than Gail Collins is, but the idea that Republicans have lost track of the problem of entitlements just won't hold water. There's a very interesting article in this morning's WSJ by Niall Ferguson, that lays bare the real size of the coming entitlement catastrophe. It's a lot hairier than anybody seems to realize, and I suspect you're going to see a whole lot of Republican concern about entitlements in the coming bash over the debt limit, which is where the real war's going to be fought. As of now, as near as I can tell, having gotten past the idea that there's some way the House can shut down Obamacare on its own, even the Tea Partiers are concentrating on the two things I rattled Slobodan's chain about: congressional privilege and the personal mandate. And, since I don't get my "news" from TV or the NYT, I'm seeing more and more people unhappy that Obama won't even discuss those things. It's gonna cost him, big time.