“Our politics seems deeply divided between those who think the country is going to hell in a handcart and those who believe the country is going to hell in a handbasket,” writes Michael Gerson.
“Trump is urging the right down a path that leads to nothing but trouble — for conservatism, but also for our country,” writes E.J. Dionne Jr.
“If Tillerson left, the government would operate as before —except with a chance there'd be a secretary of state better suited to the role,” writes Rich Lowry.
“It may be helpful for politicians and civic leaders to remember that while Amazon may offer a once-in-a-lifetime chance, the opportunity to spawn growth and attract businesses is perpetual and far less expensive,” writes Steve Chapman.
“Elected Republicans will eventually be judged, not so much for what they have believed, but for what many have tolerated,” writes Michael Gerson.
As disingenuous as Trump is being about his tax plan favoring the wealthy, it is more disturbing that the document doesn't include how he is going to replace the $2.2 trillion in revenue lost through his tax cuts.
“Gun control supporters are fond of measures that are superficially appealing but practically irrelevant, while opponents treat any restriction as an intolerable violation of liberty,” writes Steve Chapman.
“This shouldn't happen in America; it shouldn't happen anywhere. But that doesn't mean that the off-the-shelf obsessions of gun-control advocates would do the slightest thing to stop it,” writes Rich Lowry.
“Why do we invest all our efforts into policies that rarely take parents' role in educating their children into account?” asks Esther J. Cepeda.