Two steps toward orderly government were taken today.
Vice-President Biden, after contemplating the presidential nomination, stepped back. He was the last serious challenger to Hillary Clinton. Senator Sanders will, no doubt, keep raising issues for months, but it now seems all but certain that the Democratic Party will unite behind Secretary Clinton. One party, at least, seems to be set on a path to a serious, governing-oriented candidate.
The even bigger news is the Paul Ryan has offered to become Speaker of the House - if the Tea Party agrees to unite with the Republicans to work toward governing. This will be bigger news, I should say, if the Tea Party actually agrees to these terms. Nonetheless, I appreciate Congressman Ryan's willingness to take on the heavy job of making the House into a governing body again.