Caroline Heldman: What may have been missed in the urine hubbub is the revelation that the FBI was investigating whether the Trump camp was in direct contact with the Russian government in order to throw the election.
RJ Eskow: McConnell is pushing appointees through the nomination process before they’ve even completed the disclosure and review process with the Government Ethics Office (GEO).
Steve Hochstadt: Trump’s cabinet will be the richest group in American history, dominated by the very people he criticized on the campaign trail.
Ted Vaill: Over the past decade or so, Trump was drawn into the web of the Russian financial network, and is now in so deep that he has no way to get out. If the Russian oligarchs who have loaned Trump money pull their plug on Trump’s debt, his empire will collapse.
Mel Gurtov: Donald Trump, soon to be commander-in-chief, has become a threat not only to democracy but also to national security.
Peter Dreier: During the 18 months of the “silent sentinels” outside the White House, more than 1,000 women picketed, every day except Sunday.
Lance Simmens: Here we are debating whether our national intelligence apparatus is more or less reliable and believable than Julian Assange!
John Peeler: As long as his Twitter followers will follow, Trump will be able to instantly shape reality to suit his needs.
Joe Palermo: Today, the 115th Congress is gearing up to enact the same misguided policies that failed the country so miserably under George W. Bush — but this time on steroids.
Jaime O’Neill: The rudder broke off a long ways up river, but we’d veered off course well before that, after we floated past the wreckage of that Twin Towers landmark that we were looking at when we should have been paying more careful attention to navigating.
Berry Craig: Trump, who has spent months fawning over Putin, had done nothing to ally suspicions from Democrats, and even a few Republicans, that Putin indeed helped him win on November 8.
Peter Cavanaugh: I regard the President-elect’s conduct over the past two weeks as treacherous—if not treasonous. “One president at a time” is not just a silly slogan—it is a Constitutional command. Look it up.
Mario Solis-Marich: The out-in-the-cold consultants only need ask their Latino and African American counterparts if they want an indication of how chilly it can get outside of 433 Capitol St.