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Though laws and legislation that are already in place protecting women’s rights are not at a very high risk of being withdrawn, it is very likely that the government change will delay any further progress for women’s equality and issues such as diversity on company management boards.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,
John Peeler: Donald Trump is less a conventional preacher than a demagogue whose principal tool is not the set-piece speech, but the tweet.
Jaime O’Neill: The connections between Trump enterprises and Trump associates with criminal elements in Russia are slowly being revealed
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.