Donald Trump won a startling victory in his run for the presidency, employing attacks on Mexican migrants, Islamophobia, and promises to “make America great again.” The Republican Party, moving rightward for years, has embraced this agenda.
No problem about style with Ivanka, not at all. But decorum? A little situational awareness? A disaster!
Walter Moss: Since Donald Trump has become the presence we can no longer ignore, writers have discovered all sorts of literary works that seem to have presaged his bursting upon us.
Tom Hastings: Even amongst that class of people born on third base who thinks they hit a triple he is scornworthy. When anyone is outclassed by George W. Bush it says volumes, and Trump is.
JP Sotille: Why do these men of war want to make sure Trump doesn’t gut diplomacy? Because they think it is “critical to keeping America safe,”
Larry Wines: No change back from the losing bets you placed: not on the hopeful bet that Trump would be the foil of the perpetual war machine.
Murray Polner: Putin is no angel but calling him a war criminal and a monster as some American politicians and pundits have been doing is not exactly helpful.
Mel Gurtov: With Trump too busy attacking his critics and Stephen Bannon evidently in charge, the administration is incapable of developing a coherent foreign policy supportive of traditional allies.
Richard Greeman: The internal struggle between Trump and the “intelligence community” is not evidence of a coup but the sign of a much-welcome split within the ruling classes, a disunity which reveals their weaknesses and reflects the growing strength of the popular anti-Trump movement.
Vijay Prashad: It is almost as if Trump does not believe that he will be long in the job. Changes must be made, and speed is of the essence. The midnight oil burns in the White House feverishly.
Robert Reich: Trump doesn’t seem to know anything about global competition, and what’s really holding back American workers.
William J. Astore: Trump’s president now, a symbol (like it or not) of America. Generating animosity and discord as a public servant is divisive, fractious, selfish, and unwise.
Robert Reich: The 400 highest-income taxpayers (with incomes averaging more than $300 million each) will each receive an average annual tax cut of about $7 million.