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Top of the Ticket Political commentary from David Horsey
Trump snubs U.S. allies while huddling with his pal Putin

The challenge for commentators and political cartoonists in the Age of Trump is to keep pace with the relentless barrage of news generated by the president and his circle of collaborators, cronies and con men. In past administrations, it was possible to go for days — even weeks — without drawing a caricature of the man in the White House. Now, it is difficult to resist drawing him three times a day.

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In the long run, failure to repeal Obamacare may not hurt Republicans

In a logical world, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Republican compatriots would pay a steep price for proposing a healthcare plan that, in all its iterations, has proved to be so hugely unpopular. But politics is not ruled by logic.

Given the lack of public support, the legislation should have been doomed from the start.

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Trump Jr. and Kushner find politics a rougher game than real estate

It is no surprise the Trump family keeps running afoul of the rules of politics and government. After all, they have lived and thrived in a very different milieu — the world of New York City real estate.

In that world, it is perfectly normal to say things like, “Don’t worry, we’ll pay you for your work,” even if you don’t mean it.

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Job opening: the free world needs a new leader

I own a 1999 Dodge Ram truck with 130,000 miles on it. I use it for hauling trash, for helping out friends with furniture to move and for pulling the family ski boat and a buddy’s horse trailer. As a city boy with a job where I sit most of the day, I often joke that the truck keeps my testosterone from dipping too low.

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Putin finds Trump eager to forgive and forget about election hacking

Vladimir Putin played Donald Trump like a virtuoso. There is no official record of what the two men said when they met during their extended meeting at the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, last Friday, but, in the days since, the Russian president has owned the narrative while the American president has confined his comments to a series of feeble tweets.

In 2001, President George W.

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Trump lacks the savvy and skill needed to cope with North Korea or Russia

On Thursday, President Trump spent yet another day embarrassing the United States on the international stage. Yes, he gave a pretty good speech before a Polish crowd in Warsaw in which he pledged to defend the values of the West. But then, in a news conference with the Polish president, he proved he was not serious about that pledge.

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