How Paul Ryan Got from ‘Never’ to ‘All In’ for Speaker, by Tim Alberta;

The Ryan Revolution, by Matthew Continetti;

Paul Ryan Will Be a Transformational Speaker, by John Hart;

(Please allow me this note: I have some major policy differences with Paul Ryan. And I was disgusted when Ryan endorsed one of my opponents when I ran for Congress, even though for years I had been one of Ryan’s foremost advocates and defenders, in one instance before anybody else came to his defense. But the requirements for being a good Speaker of the House involve more than just purity on policy. And a successful political movement must sometimes set aside past disagreements. For reasons I will write about at greater length, I agree with Continetti and Hart, above: Ryan has the potential to be the best Speaker in our lifetimes. Let’s give him a chance. — Quin)

Some Say Biden May Yet Run for President…, by Brian Maloney; (I’m quoted in this one — Quin);

Santorum Touts Flip-Flop Free Record to Alabama GOP, by Howard Koplowitz;

Republicans’ Judicial Nominees Should Defend the Lockean Concept of Liberty, by George F. Will;

…. and, finally, from the world of sports, I was hoping to have time myself to write a column about the Mauti family, father and son, recalling just how gritty and enjoyable to watch, and what a fan favorite, Saints player Rich Mauti was in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and celebrating the wonderful emergence of his son, Michael, as a Saints stalwart. Instead, this piece from Sports Illustrated will need to do: Saints Special Teamer Michael Mauti Reflects on History-Laden Punt Block.

 

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