Get to bottom of Russia’s role in 2016 campaign: For the sake of our democracy, Congress must fully investigate Russia’s role in the 2016 election. Voters need to know how Russians tried to influence them.
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Field Poll closes, and voters lose: Mervin Field’s poll was a California fixture. Its shutdown comes as disinformation has facts under siege.
Foon Rhee: Managers got stiffed on overtime when a federal judge blocked an expansion. It’s not going to get better under Donald Trump and Andrew Puzder, his nominee for labor secretary.
Daniel Weintraub: California has the most to lose if Obamacare is repealed.
Ben Chou and Tracy Quinn: California needs a bolder, smarter strategy on water conservation.
Los Angeles Times: A water deal that’s bad for California’s environment.
San Francisco Chronicle: Americans who disdain the price increases under the Affordable Care Act should be forewarned: They may find that alternatives on the table offer fewer choices and a greater burden on their pocketbooks.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Risky restroom bill could distract Texas Legislature. The Texas Association of Business produced a report saying Texas could lose between $964 million and $8.5 billion in business and more than 100,000 jobs if it passes the restroom bill and another proposal that would protect religious objectors to same-sex marriage.
The Boston Globe: Will Donald Trump serve himself or the country?
Richmond Times Dispatch: Virginia lawmakers have shown scant inclination to legalize marijuana, but it might not matter. Law enforcement seems to be doing it for them.
Michael Gerson: Trump’s dangerous dissing of the intelligence community.
Eugene Robinson: Donald Trump’s strange defense of Russia.
E.J. Dionne Jr.: Why a Trump presidency inspires fear.
Paul Krugman: The tainted election.
Charles M. Blow: Patriotic opposition to Trump.
Tweet of the day
“Let this sink in: the American President-elect is resolutely aligned with a foreign power that actively works to undermine our democracy.” – Evan McMullin @Evan_McMullin