Paul Ryan Week Continues

Mark of New Jersey

Mark is a Founding Editor of The League of Ordinary Gentlemen, the predecessor of Ordinary Times.

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6 Responses

  1. John Henry says:

    Both very good interviews. It’s great that Klein and Douthat have the Post and NYT, respectively, as part of their job titles now – it gives them more access and they are using the it in a way that’s actually helpful, unlike some of their blogging (no access) and mainstream (lazy/complacent) peers.Report

    • Koz in reply to John Henry says:

      There’s a certain strain of the Left (Digby, Billmon, Amanda Marcotte etc.) who have elevated pissyness to an art form. To be fair, Ezra Klein is not that, but I think the country would be better off if Ezra Klein were working for Motorola.Report

  2. greginak says:

    the ezra K interview was interesting. allthough in discussing Ryan and his place among the R’s i can’t help but think of the phrase “soft bigotry of low expectations.”Report

  3. Kyle says:

    Another Paul Ryan proposal, this time with John McCain and Russ Feingold: The New & Improved Line Item Veto

    It’s from last year and clearly isn’t going anywhere but still…nice thought. I wonder, Mark if that would accomplish some of the reforms you sought when proposing nationalizing the Speaker’s race.Report

    • Jaybird in reply to Kyle says:

      Crazy person time:

      I oppose the line item veto. Veto the bill in its entirety or sign it.

      (Which is not to say that there might be some very interesting unintended consequences… let’s say that you know that your earmark will be line-item-vetoed… are you going to vote for the bill in the first place? Let’s say that the people in charge of handing out line-items know that you’re not going to vote for the bill in the first place. Are they going to give you your line item?)Report