November 3, 2015 4:00 am -


After a tumultuous process that included an 11th-hour dropout and a protracted begging/negotiating session, Republicans finally have their new leader. Freshly-minted Speaker of the House Paul Ryan took a victory lap of Sunday shows this weekend, and the results were telling in several ways. The first is that Ryan essentially delivered four versions of what amounted to the same press release about the promise he made in order to secure his new position.

Last week, Ryan signed on to a letter agreeing not to pursue immigration reform for the remainder of the Obama presidency, unless such reform meets with the approval of the constituents of Alabama’s 5th congressional district. That pretty much rules out anything that doesn’t include moat monsters and a fleet of ED-209s. On Sunday, he was asked to square this agreement with his rhetoric about a new dayof gettin’ things done, and gave the same response each time…READ MORE



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.