Trump’s presidency: What we got wrong (and right)

When few pundits gave Donald Trump much chance of victory, the Globe Opinion team tried to imagine how the world might look should he keep his campaign promises. Here’s what we got right and wrong.

Ideas | Kelly Kasulis

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Not all cultures have numbers. But living a life without cardinals or ordinals might soon be impossible.

Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

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The roots of this crisis lie in Washington.

Renée Graham

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/28/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/AftVVuEU-1273.jpg Wounds from the LA riots still fester

Rodney King was not the first black person to be brutalized by police, but this time the act was captured on videotape.

IDEAS | CASS SUNSTEIN

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It’s OK for presidents to tout big ideas and make fast decisions, but Trump is testing the limits.

JEFF JACOBY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/27/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/Jeff_Jacoby_150px.jpg The first 100 days of Obama’s third term

Most of Obama’s policies remain firmly entrenched under his successor.

Ideas | Mark Peters

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Cute, or deranged?

Uncommon Knowledge

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/26/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/spaghetti.jpg Taking the lead, from CEOs to the NBA

Tipping, the glass ceiling, and more in this week’s Uncommon Knowledge.

Ideas | A.J.B. Lane

The robotic employment apocalypse is coming. Will your job be spared?

You have 27.9 seconds to clear out your desk.

EDITORIAL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/28/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/05931909.jpg As Venezuela slips into chaos, US should consider sanctions

President Trump’s instinctive isolationism is meeting its first regional test in Venezuela.

Michael A. Cohen

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/28/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/cohen-3548.jpg The week that was — dead on arrival

NAFTA, dead. Obamacare repeal, dead. Draining the swamp, dead. Trump’s obsession with his electoral victory, not dead.

Ideas

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Moments after a car accident.

Brainiac

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This could save farmers a lot of bacon.

Brainiac

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/26/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/gmos.jpg Euphemism: new breed·ing tech·nique (n. pl.)

To some ears, it sounds like the modern-day equivalent of Dr. Frankenstein’s creepy creations.

Brainiac

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Trying to uphold very specific regulations.

The Laffer curve

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Letter

Trinity Church and Old South Church must be protected against big development

No one living in the Boston area should need another wake-up call regarding the imbalance between big development interests and everyone else’s.

LETTER

In favor of the proposed Democratic Party statement against Israeli settlements

“As a Jew, a Democrat, and a Unitarian-Universalist, I feel it my duty to speak in favor of the resolution as proposed.”

Editorial

Keep your eyes on Russia

When daily news is a distraction, it’ll take discipline for citizens to focus on the real issue: Russia.

Letters

Trump’s inauspicious start

Readers reflect on the president’s first 100 days.

From Globe Ideas

Uncommon Knowledge

Taking the lead, from CEOs to the NBA

Tipping, the glass ceiling, and more in this week’s Uncommon Knowledge.

Ideas

A Boston story in 50 words

Moments after a car accident.

What we’re saying on Twitter

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