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Anonymous op-ed regarding president should horrify us all

Anonymous op-ed regarding president should horrify us all

When House Speaker Paul Ryan announced last fall that he would not seek re-election, after a brief turn on the center stage of Washington power, so that he could “spend more time with his family,” many of us Americans were foolish enough to believe him. But if the anonymous op-ed published by the New York Times Wednesday is true, we now know the real reason Mr. Ryan is leaving. His unique vantage point as speaker afforded him the opportunity to look into the eyes of President Donald Trump, and whatever he saw there made him run like hell.

All presidential scholars know the stories about the times in White House history when this president or that president briefly checked out. We...

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