Verdict with Ted Cruz

by Ted Cruz

Join Senator Ted Cruz and co-host Michael Knowles as they break down the most important news stories of the day and reveal what they mean for you. On "Verdict with Ted Cruz,” you will go behind the scenes of the political debates that define our country.


Latest Episodes

Ep. 83 - The Rise of the Censorship Czars ft. Sohrab Ahmari

From Jack Dorsey’s bans on major publications to Mark Zuckerberg’s bidding for Jen Psaki, how did Big Tech grab the reins of our American political system? All too familiar with the work of the censorship czars, the New York Post's Sohrab Ahmari joins Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles in the studio to uncover the roots of Big Tech's quest to quash opposing voices and to break down the legal (and political) fights we will face in the days ahead.

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Posted on 27 July 2021 | 7:29 pm

Ep. 82 - Something Is Rotten in the State of Cuba

An oppressed people attempts to flee the clutches of tyranny. Perhaps in solidarity, Texas Democrats also attempt to throw off the chains that bind them (to responsibility) by stocking up on cold ones and hopping a private jet to Washington. Senator Ted Cruz, who might know a little something about Cuba and Texas, sits down with Michael Knowles to discuss the cause of libertad, the Democrats' double standard on the border, and—how could they not?—Scarface.

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Posted on 23 July 2021 | 11:04 am

Ep. 81 - #FreeBritney

Oops! We did it again. Senator Ted Cruz and co-host Michael Knowles are here to adjudicate the defining legal issues of our republic, so obviously first on the docket is the plight of Britney Spears. Putting his expansive legal experience to work, the Senator breaks down exactly how the pop princess has been deprived of her rights through a toxic conservatorship. Plus, Biden’s DOJ sues Georgia over its voting protections, Congress discusses a new voting law named after John Lewis, and the highest court in the land refuses to hear a case on a man’s right to use the women's bathroom. What a circus!

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Posted on 6 July 2021 | 10:19 pm

Ep. 80 - The Poisoning of the American Mind ft. Christopher Rufo

While concerned parents storm school board meetings to demand an end to Critical Race Theory in the classroom, leftists manage the mental gymnastics of simultaneously denying it exists and defending it. This week, the man who most prominently sounded the alarm bells over this dangerous ideology, Christopher Rufo, joins Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles. Together, the trio explores where CRT originated, how it metastasized, and what the light at the end of the tunnel could be—if there is one. Plus, what does it mean to be a conservative environmentalist? Verdict is going on tour with Young America’s Foundation! Learn how you can bring us to your campus and apply today:

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Posted on 1 July 2021 | 4:33 pm

Ep. 79 - Showdown at the Supreme Court

Showdowns over religious liberty, adoption, and Obamacare are going down at the Supreme Court. Luckily, our intrepid co-host is quite the expert in this area—and not just because he wrote a book about it! Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles to break down why we always seem to be one vote away on the most crucial SCOTUS cases and what's behind this divide on the Court. Plus, given a magic wand, which constitutional amendment should we repeal?

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Posted on 22 June 2021 | 6:48 pm

Ep. 78 - Speechless

Critical Race Theory. Censorship. Socialism. Second Wave Feminism. Wokeism. This is what you get when Michael Knowles is in the hot seat! Interchanging armchairs for the day, Senator Ted Cruz interviews Michael on the dangerous fruits of political correctness that are springing up throughout our society. Going even deeper, Michael reveals where this cultural rot started and how we might yet be able to counteract it. (Spoiler alert: this story starts all the way back in the 1930s.) Oh yeah, and Michael wrote a book with words in it—yes, really. This is Verdict with Michael Knowles.

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Posted on 17 June 2021 | 4:23 pm

Ep. 77 - Back From Bibi's Back Office

Having just returned stateside, Senator Ted Cruz has a lot to report about his time in Israel. The Senator sits down with Michael Knowles to break down what's happening with the revolt in Israel. Will there be a new government, and, if so, what happens to Bibi Netanyahu? Plus, the pair walks through the ATF's new rules on guns, Fauci's bombshell emails, Twitter's sudden "support" of free speech, and the Democrats' latest power grab. Buckle up, this one's going to be a wild ride!

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Posted on 9 June 2021 | 3:46 pm

Ep. 76 - 14 Months to Slow the Spread ft. Steve Deace

How did 2 weeks turn into 14 months? Steve Deace joins Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles to break down what Fauci and his army of unelected bureaucrats have been up to. Plus, the D.C. duo drops the conversation from the upper to the lower chamber in order to shed some light on the House Conference Chair saga and what it signals about the future of politics in America, a future that decidedly does not include The Artist Formerly Known As Price Harry.

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Posted on 27 May 2021 | 6:20 pm

Ep. 75 - Israel Under Attack

Hamas is firing rockets into the state of Israel, Israel is fighting back to ensure its survival, and—like a madman—Senator Ted Cruz is headed right into the middle of it all. For the moment though, the Senator is safe and sound with co-host Michael Knowles in Washington. Together on this episode, the two wonkish wordsmiths break down the Mideast conflict in its entirety—what’s at play today and how we got here, what changed since the Trump years, and—the real question—why so many Democrats are openly supporting terrorists.

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Posted on 20 May 2021 | 10:00 am