“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.
There is a larger issue at stake as well, beyond Russia or Trump’s relationship with Russia: Congress needs to reassert its prerogatives in foreign policy.
“The damage is clear,” writes Michael Gerson. “If words can inspire, then they can also incite or debase. We are on a descending path of enmity.”
“As religion gets increasingly marginalized in public life, and as trust in institutions from government to education systems continues to plummet, it's a wonderful time to understand the roots of our own beliefs,” writes Esther J. Cepeda.
“McConnell is trying to eviscerate the Affordable Care Act using methods completely at odds with how the law was originally brought to life seven years ago,” writes E.J. Dionne Jr.
“Presidents have been hated by the other side before, but rarely with this sort of intensity and immediacy,” writes Rich Lowry.