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Ramesh Ponnuru

Paul Ryan Gets It Right. Will Liberals Listen?

Paul Ryan's new antipoverty plan is brimming with good ideas. Will liberals will finally pay attention?
For a politician, Ryan has shown a lot of willingness to revise his proposals in light of reasonable criticism.
For a politician, Ryan has shown a lot of willingness to revise his proposals in light of reasonable criticism.

Representative Paul Ryan's new anti-poverty plan, released yesterday, is more ambitious than I had expected.

I didn't expect him to tackle criminal-justice reform, for example, but his plan calls for softening mandatory-minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders.