“In demanding a quick end to it, his defenders don't sound confident the investigation will...
“Stopping Trump is imperative, so long as it doesn't require the party rethinking its uncompromising stance on abortion, guns or immigration,” writes Rich Lowry.
“If this bill were truly about health care, Republicans would take all the tax cuts out and use that money to ease the pain their bill would cause. But they won't, because the tax cuts are the thing that matters to them,” writes E.J. Dionne.
“In their replacement of Obamacare, congressional Republicans promise to achieve greater frugality in Medicaid, which helps low-income Americans, without inflicting more hardship. The melancholy truth: Not gonna happen,” writes Steve Chapman.
“The Iranian-Russian strategy is a nightmare for the entire Sunni Middle East. And for us too.” writes Charles Krauthammer. “The Pentagon seems bent on preventing it.”
“Overall, this picture of a divided Rome – a mix of power politics, of stoic ideals giving way to ego – should give pause to modern audiences,” writes Jyotsna G. Singh.
Negotiated in secret, the Republican health care bill could fall apart in at least four ways, writes Amber Phillips.
“In demanding a quick end to it, his defenders don't sound confident the investigation will validate his innocence. They sound terrified it won't,” writes Steve Chapman.