Yglesias Award Nominee

"Even though the party's latest platform acknowledges that Medicare is the largest single driver of the debt, and even as the party has inched toward making reform of the seniors health program a priority, it has also declared its intention to protect and defend the program at all costs. The GOP would have us believe that Medicare is both the biggest problem and the biggest success in American government, wrecking our public finances but also in need of saving from the current administration's cuts … [Ryan] has helped join his party to the cause of mindlessly protecting the program he says he wants to reform," – Peter Suderman.