Why I'm going to write in Paul Ryan

Join me. Pass the word. If enough of us moderates (Rs and Ds) and independents do it all over the country, Ryan won’t get elected, but we can make a ringing statement about the kind of politics we want — and don’t want.

Ryan has been speaker of the House for not quite three months, and already he has shown he’s the true heir in of his mentor, Jack Kemp. His politics, as Kemp’s were, are idea-driven, pro-growth, optimistic, inclusive, compassionate.

That’s the diametrical opposite of the politics of the two front-runners for the Republican nomination. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are practicing the politics of resentment, fear and division.