“Now, the radicalization of the right threatens the consensual welfare state capitalism that gave the West decades of relative social peace and prosperity,” writes E.J. Dionne Jr. “France is the latest example, and a dramatic one.”
“Sooner or later, discrimination against gays will no longer be treated as an acceptable, legal practice,” writes Steve Chapman. “Then Americans will wonder why on earth it took so long.”
During the campaign, Donald Trump promised to keep Carrier in Indiana. But that was news to Trump, writes Katie Zezima.
“The autocracies are back and rising; democracy is on the defensive; the U.S. is in retreat,” writes Charles Krauthammer.
What’s really happening here is not an attempt to pay respect to fetuses but an attempt to disrespect women who choose to have abortions — or even those women who miscarried fetuses they wanted to carry to term.
“In the end,” writes Steve Chapman, “partisan gerrymandering is not really aimed at frustrating the party that is out of power. It's aimed at foiling voters who might want to remove politicians from office.”
“The swamp will endure; it always does,” writes Rich Lowry. “This doesn't mean that a Trump administration can't make the swamp a little less important.”
“Contrary to President-elect Donald Trump's tweet, even if flag-burning weren't protected by the First Amendment (and it is), you couldn't strip people of their citizenship for it,” writes Eugene Volokh.
“It's one thing to be respectful of the Cuban people — and I'm not suggesting we celebrate anyone's death. But it is another to sidestep the historical horrors of a murderous, 60-year military regime,” writes Kathleen Parker.