As speaker of the House, the Republican lawmaker should be at the peak of his powers. Instead, he’s walking away.
Why would the House speaker — and the third most powerful Republican in Washington — voluntarily leave his seat at the age of 48?
In a series of conversations this summer, our colleague spoke to Mr. Ryan about his reasons for stepping down and what he really thinks of President Trump
Mark Leibovich, who recently interviewed Paul Ryan for The New York Times Magazine.