“Donald Trump has not yet been sworn in and the honeymoon has already come and gone,” writes Charles Krauthammer.
“The political system can try to mitigate a president's shortcomings, and limit his temptations, with laws and rules and norms of behavior,” writes Francis Wilkinson. “But it can't install an ethical compass in a president who doesn't have one.”
“In an era when trust in the media is already in the gutter,” writes Margaret Sullivan, publishing the Trump dossier “does absolutely nothing to help.”
“When a white person commits a horrible crime, no one expects white reporters or white opinion writers to specifically deny responsibility or empathy for a culprit's actions,” writes Esther J. Cepeda.
“Both Congress and the president-elect have told Americans they will balance the budget. But that promise is written in sand,” writes Steve Chapman.
“Why the hell would Trump change his approach to politics and policy after the year he has had? The simple answer is he wouldn't,” writes Chris Cillizza.
Donald Trump asked anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to lead a commission on “vaccination and scientific integrity.” But the science is already in: Vaccines are safe.
“It is only now, after the Russian meddling in the November election, that all the apologists for Obama's reset have converted en masse to stalwart Russia hawks,” writes Rich Lowry.
“When the president-elect persists in a state of denial, siding with the enemy against his own country's best interests, one is forced to consider that Trump himself poses a threat to national security,” writes Kathleen Parker.