Top of the Ticket

Top of the Ticket Political commentary from David Horsey
Andrew Schneider: A real journalist in an era of fake news

Long before Donald Trump started employing a Stalinist locution, “enemies of the people,” to slander journalists, investigative reporter Andrew Schneider was considered a threat, if not an enemy, by inept bureaucrats, miserly corporate bosses, venal con men and abusers of political power.

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The joke is on voters who trusted Trump’s healthcare promises

Oh, that Donald Trump; what a comedian! After spending a year on the campaign trail scoffing at the upbeat jobs numbers put out by the Obama administration, he is now boasting about the latest jobs numbers coming from the same sources.

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Smack-talking Trump tweets his way toward legal trouble

Our put-upon president has spent a lifetime talking smack, like a street kid in a pickup basketball game in Queens. Insults and demeaning remarks are just part of the game and part of his persona. When he called Mexicans “rapists” and said “Lyin’ Ted” Cruz’s father helped kill JFK, it was all in fun, right?

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Bannon and Trump leave the State Department stranded on the sidelines

In recent decades, Americans have become more aware, and more appreciative, of the sacrifices made by the men and women in the U.S. armed forces. It would be a good thing if we could develop the same sense of gratitude for the men and women in our diplomatic corps.

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Paul Ryan’s 'Trumpcare' does not entirely repeal or replace Obamacare

The House Republicans’ newly unveiled plan to repeal and replace Obamacare is already in political trouble because it neither repeals nor replaces.

Rather than being a complete repeal, it retains some elements of Obamacare — more properly known as the Affordable Care Act.

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Pence and Tillerson’s message to allies: Ignore the tweeter in chief

The toughest job facing America’s new foreign policy team is explaining away the impulsive and impolitic musings of our country’s tweeter in chief. Donald Trump appears unable to summon the self-discipline needed to keep himself from saying things that make other nations nervous.

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