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Paul Ryan Rises Above Party

He just doesn’t talk about it incessantly

As chairman of the House Budget Committee, Paul Ryan has been a congressional rarity:  He personally delves into the details of complicated policies, rather than relying on lobbyists, bureaucrats, and staffers. And he’s proposed serious, well-thought solutions, encouraging his fellow politicians to exchange sober policy discussions for rhetoric red meat tossing contests. Ross Douthat argues in the New York Times that:

moderates — and maybe, just maybe, the occasional liberal as well — should appreciate Ryan all the same, because he’s almost single-handedly responsible for saving the Republican Party from some of its own worst impulses.

Read Douthat’s column here (1 page).

  1. Neman

    I don’t know if I buy into the law of 14, but Biden is simply a non-starter due to the linvig room test. Not likeable at all — except to the lefties that enjoyed seeing him try to confront John Roberts.

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