Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Recommended Reading

Jonathan Chait at New York magazine has a lengthy piece up tracking the rapid rise to unassailability of WI Rep. Paul Ryan, whose tax-cutting, Medicare-slashing budget plan has gone from "radical Right Wing social engineering" in one year (per Newt Gingrich, no less) to accepted Republican orthodoxy the next. As Chait points out, more so than Mitt Romney, the nominal head of the Republican party, it's Ryan, powered by his peculiar brand of Ayn Rand-infused conservatism, who has become the face and voice of what would be considered mainstream Republicanism today. It's fascinating and a little frightening.

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