This week, Alter & Frum agree that Ted Cruz is the most likely nominee as of now even though a) the Republican Party will splinter if he’s chosen and b) he’s too ideologically rigid for General. So the GOP has to pick its poison? Also: it’s not hard to explain Dem schadenfreude over whether Cruz is a natural born Canadian. Last, the two discuss how Saudi Arabia’s break with Iran thwarts any short-term agreement over Syria and is very ominous long-term for US interests in the Middle East.  

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