Richard Greeman: Let us recall that the giant post-Inauguration Women’s March had succeeded in part by bringing together in its ad-hoc leadership a tentative coalition organizations and networks previously separated by the prevalence of identity politics.
John Peeler: How can we then, from our weakness, resist in ways that will swing the pendulum back again? Remember that the Republicans were in the same hole as recently as 2008. This is not a time for despair, but for resolve.
Larry Wines: Here’s our assessment of what’s coming as a very direct cause-and-effect result of this new era of endless protest and implied welcoming of a coup.
Lance Simmens: Watching Hatch puncture procedural precedent and ram through two questionable nominations yesterday was a sad reminder of the destructive element that blind polarization and dogmatic politicization render.
Larry Wines: Middle America is rapidly developing visceral disgust over the drifts of “snowflakes” blocking traffic, and they’re looking for the salt truck.
Steve Hochstadt: His first week shows he will act as President much like he acted as candidate: pursuing his own agenda, which doesn’t fit neatly into left-right categories, but which puts him at the center of everything.
Amanda Nicholson: Though laws and legislation that are already in place protecting women’s rights are not at a very high risk of being withdrawn, it is very likely that the government change will delay any further progress for women’s equality and issues such as diversity on company management boards.
Jasmyne Cannick: I’m not sure which is worse: The Democrats continued assumption of the Black vote or how most members of the Republican Party refuse to acknowledge the passage of the 15th Amendment granting Blacks the right to vote.
Sharon Kyle: Trump signed an executive order banning many Muslims from entering the country. This has resulted in two Iraqi men being detained at JFK Airport. The ACLU and several other groups are suing the president.
Bill Raden: As president, Trump has wasted little time in formalizing his stranglehold on artistic, journalistic and intellectual expression that doesn’t bend to a reality constructed of “alternative facts” and Orwellian doublespeak.
Joe Mathews: My Trump Hasn’t Made Any Racist Statements or Told Any Lies—But I Still Don’t Know What to Do With Him
Robert Reich: Trump’s strategy is to denigrate and disparage the press in the public’s mind – seeking to convince the public that the press is engaged in a conspiracy against him.
Berry Craig: Trump’s really not going to do anything to redirect wealth and power to working class people and poor people who feel vulnerable and scared,