Fixing the Tax Mess

By: Bruce Bialosky Paul Ryan and his fellow members of Congress are forging ahead in an attempt to rearrange the deck chairs of our tax system before we all sink under the code’s voluminous verbiage. Many House members — particularly in the Republican Party — have moved toward simplification. T.R, Reid has authored a Fine…

No Evidence of Impending ‘Wave’ Election

By: Selena Zito JANESVILLE, Wis. — This is Paul Ryan country. Sometimes they love him. Sometimes they get frustrated with him. Sometimes they worry he’ll become part of the establishment. Yet, they fundamentally believe the Wisconsin Republican’s political intentions always come from his roots and are grounded in his upbringing in this working-class Kenosha County…

Trump Finds Freedom Lacks Loyalty

By: Debra J. Saunders WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump failed to persuade enough House Republicans to vote for his American Health Care Act, leading to its withdrawal from the House floor on Friday. How did the effort to pass a replacement for Obamacare go wrong? Let me count the ways. One. The GOP House has…

Who’s the Conservative Heretic?

By:    Pat Buchanan In his coquettish refusal to accept the Donald, Paul Ryan says he cannot betray the conservative “principles” of the party of Abraham Lincoln, high among which is a devotion to free trade. But when did free trade become dogma in the Party of Lincoln? As early as 1832, young Abe declared, “My…

Paul Ryan’s Game Of Hard-To-Get

By:     Mark Davis                               Paul Ryan could have saved himself a lot of trouble the moment Donald Trump became the obvious Republican nominee. He could have stepped before a bank of microphones and said: “ I congratulate Donald Trump for becoming…