The Most Important Part of Ryan’s Speech

Day two of the Republican convention showed no sign of letting up on its “you didn’t build that” theme, though the formal premise of the night was a slight adjustment to it: the phrase “we can change it.” But in a somewhat surprising moment, Paul Ryan seemed to accept the Obama administration’s complaint that the quote was taken out of context. Ryan offered an alternative riff on the phrase, implicitly explaining to the president why the context doesn’t exonerate him.

0
Shares
Google+ Print

The Most Important Part of Ryan’s Speech

Must-Reads from Magazine

Trump’s Prudent Tax Proposals

Only the brain dead could see Trump's tax plan as a negative for the economy.

As I noted yesterday, the New York Times is on its high horse about President Trump’s “tax cuts for the rich.”

18
Shares
Google+ Print

The Party of Paranoia

Warren's criticism of Obama makes no sense. Unless...

The Democratic Party in the Trump era is increasingly at odds with itself. In the quest to be all things to all parts of its coalition, the party’s members are making some very short-sighted compromises they may soon come to regret.

21
Shares
Google+ Print

Defending Free Speech is Worth the Cost

Neither Ann Coulter nor Linda Sarsour should be censored.

When news broke that the University of California, Berkeley was trying to reschedule Ann Coulter’s speech due to threats of violence, the Twittersphere exploded. Here was yet another link in a long chain of outrage over conservatives who have been blocked from speaking on college campuses.

24
Shares
Google+ Print

The Graying Lady

How not to report on tax code reform.

If you want to see, in an instant, what the New York Times has become, just consider the lead headlines in this morning’s editions of the Times and the Wall Street Journal.

52
Shares
Google+ Print

Sabotage

The nationalist wing in the White House has led the president astray.

Donald Trump’s most avid supporters are truly concerned. The president and his administration, they frequently contend, are being sabotaged.