In “The Wizard of Oz,” Dorothy waxes about a place “where there isn’t any trouble.” She wonders aloud to Toto if such a locale even exists. But Dorothy concludes “it’s far, far away.”
Naturally, this elusive venue can only be found “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is a little like Dorothy as he laments the state of American politics these days. The system belches invective, noxious rhetoric and even violence. Ryan, too, yearns for a political bailiwick bereft of discontent. A place where “politics can be a battle of ideas. Not insults.”
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