“Every gun measure is decried as confiscation. Every tax increase is described as oppressive....
“Overall, this picture of a divided Rome – a mix of power politics, of stoic ideals giving way to ego – should give pause to modern audiences,” writes Jyotsna G. Singh.
Negotiated in secret, the Republican health care bill could fall apart in at least four ways, writes Amber Phillips.
“In demanding a quick end to it, his defenders don't sound confident the investigation will validate his innocence. They sound terrified it won't,” writes Steve Chapman.
“The president may be besieged, unpopular and prone to lashing out self-destructively, but all of this cements his bond to his party rather than erodes it,” writes Rich Lowry.
“Every gun measure is decried as confiscation. Every tax increase is described as oppressive. This simply shuts down dialogue before it can even start,” writes E.J. Dionne Jr.
“This grotesque outbreak of political violence was a tragedy, but it was not an aberration. The first step to overcoming our flaws is to admit how deep they go,” writes Steve Chapman.