Paul Ryan: The Man With A Plan

Washington DC has a lot of silly “debate” lines that it uses to provide sound bites that don’t really say much of anything. For example:“I’m sorry if I offended anybody.” (Used to apologize for incredibly bad behavior) “My personal life is my business”  (Used to deflect significant propriety questions) “We have more questions that need to be answered.” (Used to keep a minor issue alive to encourage the public perception that the other side is hiding something) “They are playing party politi … [Read more...]

Not Fit for Dinner: Rand's Influence on Ryan

Each Friday in Not Fit for Dinner, C. Ryan Knight explores political issues and the preconceptions guiding our understanding of and responses to them.The national spotlight is on Congressman Paul Ryan more than ever before, now that Mitt Romney chose him as his running mate. This week has been a crash course in which we’ve glimpsed Ryan’s childhood pictures, learned about his voting record, and heard about his position on nearly every election issue.One area of particular interest—or concer … [Read more...]