Rep. Paul Ryan's 'inner city' blues

    Alas, poor Paul Ryan. I take the House Budget chairman at his word that he did not intend to offend African Americans with his statements about how the culture of some men "in our inner cities in particular" does not value hard work.

    After all, as some other fair-minded folks have pointed out, it is not as though Ryan said something that was new, untrue or -- in today's world -- distinctly right-wing.

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