Laura Reston

Laura Reston is a deputy editor of The New Republic. She writes about American politics.

Ted Cruz Is a Damn Good Actor

As Wisconsin TV viewers are discovering this week, nobody’s better at the “talking directly to you” ad than the Texas senator and former thespian.

Ad Wars 2016: The Ultimate Iowa Ad

As the candidates flood the airwaves, they're hoping to convey their connection with "real" Iowans. What comes across is often just the opposite. Plus: This week's ad round-up.