The Corner

A Silly Hit Piece

There are lots of things you could say about the role Paul Ryan has played in Congress these past few years, but that he “sat on the sidelines” of the fiscal debates just isn’t one of them. Washington Post reporter Lori Montgomery tries anyway here, and the result is as ludicrous as you’d expect. Amazingly (if not exactly surprisingly), the Post presents this as a news article, not an opinion piece. But it’s not either one, really. It’s plain nonsense. 

Keith Hennessey offers a definitive takedown here. Worth your while, as he always is.

Yuval Levin is the director of social, cultural, and constitutional studies at the American Enterprise Institute and the editor of National Affairs.

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