Dictating is easy; leading is hard

That’s the title of my Townhall column this morning. A couple of excerpts:

… The president is especially glum. The American people — and worse for him, his own party — expect him to lead, a rather daunting prospect that includes convincing Republicans to follow. Becoming such a leader cuts strongly against his natural inclinations to vote “present” and say Republicans like to starve Grandma. …


… the president who was hosanna’d into office on the promises of fundamental change was reduced to warning that Ryan’s plan “would lead to a fundamentally different America than the one we’ve known certainly in my lifetime.”


Jon Sanders / Director of Regulatory Studies

Jon Sanders studies regulatory policy, a veritable kudzu of invasive government and unintended consequences. As director of regulatory studies at the John Locke Foundation, Jo...

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