Credit where it’s due, the Paul Ryan version

The newly-shaven Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, told a group of Washington interns yesterday that earlier statements he’d made about the poor were “just¬†wrong.” Does this mean, as posted here, that Ryan has shrugged off Ayn Rand? (You can watch the speech at that last link, but here, as far as I’m concerned, is …

Tales from “Tales of a Real American Liberal”

John Sheirer sent me his new book, “Tales of a Real American Liberal,” and I have to say I enjoyed it immensely. Rock-ribbed without being strident, “Tales” started as postings on Facebook, and then became a real, live book by someone who’s put some thought into his politics. I especially like the chapter that explores …