“Trump offered a take-no-prisoners message,” writes E.J. Dionne Jr. “His adversaries will respond in the same spirit.”
“Pray that our country survives these next few years and that the new president is both wiser and less impetuous than he seems.,” writes Kathleen Parker. “It's the least and the best we can do — for now.”
“Commuting the sentence of Chelsea Manning, one of the great traitors of our time, is finger-in-the-eye willfulness,” writes Charles Krauthammer.
“Strikingly absent from the six issues the website highlights — and from his speech Friday — was anything on repealing or replacing Obamacare,” writes Ashley Parker.
“One of the root causes of Obama's domestic political failure was the tension between his pitch for himself as a unifying figure and the fact that he was a committed man of the left,” writes Rich Lowry.
“The ideological war over educational choice won't be settled anytime soon. What's clear is that poor parents value it, and that they have a friend in Betsy DeVos,” writes Rich Lowry.
“Obama's view was that he should be careful to avoid scandal,” writes Steve Chapman. “Trump's view is that for him, there is no such thing.”
“Considering its many charms, white-knuckled fear of sugar isn't likely the best preventive,” writes Esther J. Cepeda.