Critical Condition

Passive Voice Much?

“A Basis Is Seen for Some Health Plan Fears Among the Elderly” is the passive voice headline the New York Times uses to undercut a revealing article about the likelihood of Medicare rationing in the future.  Read the

article and then imagine the headline that Times headline writers would have used had Bush still been president.

Tevi Troy is a presidential historian and former White House aide. His latest book is Fight House: Rivalries in the White House from Truman to Trump.

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