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Top of the Ticket Political commentary from David Horsey
Cougars and other creatures need an overpass to ease their commute

A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I drove up to the Griffith Observatory to take a look at Saturn through the big old telescope and to look down at the lights of Los Angeles spread across the basin below. On a sunset walk guided by a park ranger, we also got a glimpse of another side of L.A. — the wild side.

The ranger told us about a cougar named P-22 who resides in a remote corner of Griffith Park.

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Europe's migrant crisis dwarfs U.S. problems on the Mexican border

What would Donald Trump do about the immigration crisis in Europe? If his actions matched his rhetoric, he would react much like the Hungarian governmental leaders who have barred Germany-bound Syrian refugees from the Budapest railway station, strung razor wire along the border and threatened to send 3,500 soldiers to the Serbian frontier to stem the human tide.

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In Alaska, Obama warns against climate change but OKs drilling

President Obama is doing God’s work in Alaska by highlighting the ominous shifts in the Arctic environment being caused by climate change, but his administration has made a deal with the devil by approving Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean.

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Donald Trump's fans long for an uncomplicated alpha male to lead them

Whether he is fielding questions from the press or talking to voters, Donald Trump is consistently comfortable in his own florid skin and flamboyant hair. To the amazement of veteran journalists, political operatives and the other Republican candidates, that is making him a very formidable contender for the GOP presidential nomination.

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Three boyhood friends heroically face down terror on a French train

Hero is a word that is bestowed all too lightly these days. Pandering politicians are prone to describe the entire roster of the armed forces of the United States as heroes when, in fact, most of them are just trying to do their job and stay alive, while a sad few are failures who should have never enlisted in the first place.

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After 23 years, scandalmongers still torment Hillary Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton does not look as if she is having fun. No matter what message she wants to deliver, reporters insist on peppering her with questions about her email server and, if not her email, then what she thinks of Donald Trump.

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