Arguments simply have no grip on people for whom carrying a gun ... is an important part of their identity.
Capturing the nation's imagination has always been an asset to presidential contenders. It has granted them instant name recognition, an ability to excite and mobilise the electorate, and the capability to pull in dollars for the long and expensive presidential campaigns.
The security strategy signals a return to an era of great-power rivalry, a vacation from which, having lasted three decades, has come to an end.
[T]he law passed by Congress ... does not reform anything at all. It just further polarizes a country already divided in half.
[Trump] wants success at any price.
The President doesn't know history. He probably doesn't know of Ronald Reagan's trailblazing. Maybe his Republicans should let him know.
Trump's strategy is ... likely to lead to a further polarization of the income distribution and wealth in the United States over the long term.