“Still, hold the Champagne. It's troubling that someone as extreme as Wilders (imagine a more malicious version of Trump) would get as many votes as he did,” writes E.J. Dionne.
Jeff Sessions says marijuana is “only slightly less awful” than heroin. Tell it to the 32,000 Americans who died of heroin and opioid overdoses in 2015, writes Steve Chapman.
Congress needs to establish an independent commission to public investigate Trump’s claims about wiretapping.
“The idea that you can eradicate Obamacare root and branch is fanciful,” writes Charles Krauthammer. “For all its catastrophic flaws, Obamacare changed expectations.”
“A lot of Republicans' legislative and political success is riding on these next few weeks/months,” writes Amber Phillips.
The way the U.S. Census Bureau may collect data in 2020 suggests that Hispanic/Latino is a race. It isn’t, writes Esther J. Cepeda.
“In the end, a scoop is a scoop, and Maddow certainly milked it for all it was worth.” writes Margaret Sullivan. “To her credit, she also put the crucial subject of Trump's finances squarely back in the national conversation.”
“The fear that foreigners will poison our culture or destroy our government has no basis in experience,” writes Steve Chapman.
“President Trump's promises about universal coverage aren't achievable, but to lurch in the other direction and dismiss the significance of health insurance is politically poisonous,” writes Rich Lowry.