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Eric Zorn: Why fire one congressional chaplain when we can fire them all?

Washington is asking why U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan recently fired Patrick Conroy, the Roman Catholic Jesuit priest who had been serving as House chaplain since 2011.

The logical inference is Ryan fired him as payback for Conroy beseeching God, in his opening prayer on a key legislative day last November, that there not be "winners and losers under new tax laws, but benefits balanced and shared by all Americans."

Balanced benefits? When the GOP tax bill Ryan was

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