WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on House Speaker Paul Ryan's announcement that he will not seek re-election. Dr. Chartock also discusses Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's second day of testimony before Congress.
Burlington, Vermont Police Chief Brandon del Pozo was in Wisconsin on Monday. He and five other police chiefs from across the U.S. met with House Speaker Paul Ryan to discuss new training guidelines issued by the Police Executive Research Forum that are aimed at reducing the use of force. Chief del Pozo explains that the Burlington department became involved after a fatal encounter in the city last year.
The media is awash with stories about how the Republican establishment is looking for a way to stop Mr. Trump. Efforts to stop him have received strong vocal support from former Governor Mitt Romney, and, to a lesser extent, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan (although McConnell’s and Ryan’s concerns may eventually prove to be, in reality, not necessarily presidential in nature).
Four years ago at this time, my commentary focused on the bizarre selection by Senator John McCain of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate. I was horrified that McCain would pick such an unbelievably unqualified individual for that position, just to help increase his chances of winning. Everyone who has either read the book GAME CHANGE or seen the movie of the same name knows what a disaster that was. (Luckily for us, it was a disaster for the Republicans not the country.)
Mitt Romney just tossed Medicare front and center into the presidential campaign with the selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate. It is the most unexpected development yet in this political season.