Trump’s missed opportunity

US President Donald J. Trump signed a confirmation for Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly after Trump was sworn in on Friday.


President Trump presented grandiose promises but no details of what comes next.


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It wasn’t just mediocre. It was stunningly bad.


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Donald Trump’s inaugural address paid no heed to the 65.8 million Americans who voted for Hillary Clinton.

Eric Fehrnstrom

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Only a person of strong personality, full of energy and unstoppable, can deliver on the change President Trump has promised.


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President Trump’s inaugural address was clearly divorced from any kind of discernible reality.

Opinion | Richard North Patterson

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Trump invokes a dystopian American that can only be transformed by a TV performer who exults in playing Superman.


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In the first moments of Donald Trump’s presidency, he scrubbed the term “climate change” from the White House website.


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Trump supporters cross paths with Obama loyalists, and their contempt for each other dominates the atmosphere in Washington.

Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

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Our fate as Americans — and to a great extent, the world’s — is now in the hands of the new president.

Michael A. Cohen

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As Obama leaves office, he leaves tangible accomplishments but a legacy unfulfilled.

Opinion | Gloria Steinem

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Questions about the Women’s March on Washington have created a need for a Twitter version of history and Feminism 101.

Opinion | David Shribman

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The AFC championship game is the latest manifestation of a rivalry — and a bond — that goes back 200 years.

Opinion | Pedro Reina-Pérez

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Puerto Rico is owned by an empire that claims to defend freedom and democracy around the world.

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President Trump deserves respect, not scorn

“Who exactly is on edge over Donald Trump’s tweets? I’m not. People who support him are not.” — Mike Schipani


The truth lies somewhere amid polarized media

“I’m not that hopeful that President Trump will, in fact, be great. I do know Obama hasn’t been.” — Stephen R. Tarbell


It’s a stretch to read ‘hope’ into Trump’s nod to black community

“There is nothing in Trump’s past on which such far-reaching interpretations of his words can be based.” — S. Robins


This girl applauds the Women’s March

“I see it as an opportunity for women to inspire every teenage girl who has to face the uncertainty of her equality for the very first time.” — Rose Blackwell

From Globe Ideas

Renée Graham

Dear President Trump

You now lead 319 million people, many of whom remain unconvinced that you can follow through with your campaign slogan.

A Boston story in 50 words

This one involves the Blizzard of ‘78.

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