“As Democrats at long last begin to dump Bill Clinton, Bannon wants to adopt the ethics of the party of Clinton,” writes Rich Lowry.
If Trump's legal interpretation of the Antiquities Act wins the day, future presidents could alter any monument established by their predecessors. That means the potential to open once protected areas for all kinds of development.
“All those who say "Let the voters of Alabama decide" are applying popular sovereignty to a matter of basic morality,” writes Michael Gerson.
“Bannon is right to cast the election as being about "honor and integrity." When it comes to these virtues, it is not a close call,” writes E.J. Dionne Jr.
“If you are determined to demonize unauthorized immigrants and celebrate harsh tactics, you can always find a way to skate around the facts,” writes Steve Chapman.
“Repealing the mandate, even as a stand-alone measure, now seems to me to pose fewer dangers than it once did,” writes Ramesh Ponnuru.
“The idea that Flynn could be prosecuted under the Logan Act for his role is a fevered fantasy,” writes Rich Lowry.
“How is this for symbolism: In their tax bill, Senate Republicans gave a break to private jet owners, but refused to increase the corporate rate by 0.94 percentage points to cover the cost of helping an estimated 12 million working-class families,” writes Michael Gerson.
“There is not an authentically populist bone in this billionaire's body. He regularly demonstrates his utter contempt for working people by treating them as rubes,” writes E.J. Dionne Jr.