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This may just be the best political ad of the midterm cycle — short and not too sweet. Not sweet at all, in fact.

Created by indie director and Houston native Richard Linklater for a group called “Fire Ted Cruz,” the 32-second spot is both a searing burn on the Republican incumbent and an homage to a compelling scene from Bernie, a 2011 film about a famous Texas murder case.

The script takes off on the Cruz campaign slogan — “Tough As Texas” — with actor Sonny Carl Davis glaring and snickering as he suggests, in the strongest possible terms, that the Lone Star State’s junior senator is anything but.

You will laugh. Unless you’re Ted Cruz.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

Rep. Jason Smith

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Reprinted with permission from American Independent

Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO) wants to make sure kids are taught to be patriotic in their schools. His new bill would strip federal funding from any school that does not force them to memorize his selected historical texts.

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