Paul Ryan's Departure Is A Big Loss For The GOP

Ryan was both a policy wonk and a unifying force.

The news of Speaker Paul Ryan's impending retirement from Congress was not entirely a surprise. Rumors have been…

While Ryan's decision wasn't a surprise, it was a disappointment. For me, Ryan is one of the few Republicans in Washington that I can still look to with respect. That doesn't mean that I agree with everything that Ryan has said and done during his tenure. It does mean that I think he's a decent, honest human being and a good conservative who did what he thought was best for his country.