CNN's Trump Mess Recalls an Old Lesson About Sources
CNN's botching of a one-source story about a Trump aide and possible Russia ties triggers memories of a leak during Harold Washington's mayoral reign.
Marc Thiessen, the George W. Bush speechwriter who now writes a column for the Washington Post op-ed page, is aghast at the Senate GOP’s health care bill. “Paying for a massive tax cut for the wealthy with cuts to health care for the most vulnerable Americans is morally reprehensible,” he says. “If Republicans want to confirm every liberal caricature of conservatism in a single piece of legislation, they could do no better than vote on the GOP bill in its current form.”
So often I hear the health-care crisis discussed in generalities and abstractions. “Premiums are skyrocketing.” “Deductibles are gargantuan.” “The co-pays are outrageous!” While that’s all true, that sort of talk is largely meaningless to me, and probably you as well.
I want to scream, “You have no idea!” So if you’ll indulge me, I’ll give you a concrete, albeit anecdotal, example of what “skyrocketing premiums,” “gargantuan deductibles,” and “outrageous co-pays” look like on the ground for a blue collar, middle-class truck driver.
Those of us who oppose Trump do not have that luxury.
So here's my loud and clear message to anyone who will listen -- the Russia investigation should be mainly left to the experts like Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
The rest of us can best undercut Trump by focusing on real issues that will bring voters back to the Democratic Party -- creating jobs, fighting poverty, battling addiction, defending democracy and human rights, winning health care for all