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Representative Paul Ryan has a new blueprint to address poverty. He rethinks his position on his signature issue -- cutting deficits by cutting domestic spending -- and deserves credit for it.
Paul Ryan does the right thing.
Paul Ryan does the right thing.

It's rare for a prominent politician to publicly rethink his position on one of his signature issues. Paul Ryan has just done so -- and deserves credit for it.

The Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee today released a thoughtful blueprint for overhauling $800 billion worth of U.S. anti-poverty programs. He doesn't get every detail right, but Ryan has put forth a politically brave and economically sound proposal.