As Trump passes the two-week mark in office, there are sporadic signs of some semblance of order. Most of it is forced order: by disgruntled Cabinet officials, antsy GOP leaders, and now a Bush-appointed judge.
This will always be a wild ride, but it looks like SOME safety bars are beginning to come down:
All of this comes as polls show Trump as the least popular president ever at this point. (Gallup: "About Half of Americans Say Trump Moving Too Fast.")
Trump's first three tweets this a.m., after joining the First Lady at Mar-a-Lago:
From a Wall Street Journal front-pager by Carol Lee and Peter Nicholas, "TRUMP PACE HAS HEADS SPINNING": "Earlier this week, Mr. Trump called House Speaker Paul Ryan at 11 p.m. to ask questions about tax legislation."
This is a durable step-back piece on this crazy week, and one that'll get you thinking about your own style and organization. The N.Y. Times James Stewart columnizes on a "Case Study in Chaos: How Management Experts Grade a Trump White House." His findings:
Fake news is rising on the "disempowered" left, at least partly because of wishful thinking, according to The Atlantic's Robinson Meyer:
The cover page of Sunday's WashPost Outlook section has two articles worth processing, and you could look at them as a "Chill out!" message for each side.
For the right ... "The politics of globaloney: Pankaj Ghemawat and Steven A. Altman [both of the Center for the Globalization of Education and Management at NYU's Stern School of Business] say the world is far less globalized than protectionists think":
For the left ... "Chill, America. Not every Trump outrage is outrageous. Never-Trump Republican Tom Nichols [a professor at the Naval War College] says the president's critics should modulate their panic":
Axios' Stef Wasko has a clever side-by-side on the early days of Obama and Trump presidencies, making the point that the last two weeks have been a giant erasing sound:
Just the headlines are exhausting. If you want to read these, you're on your own:
Ezra Klein tweets a link to a piece by his Vox colleague Jennifer Williams, "There's no evidence the botched Yemen raid was Trump's fault": "[I]t's entirely possible that the military officers ... were essentially trying to spread the blame around a bit."
Signs of backlash after first-day's giddy coverage of Snapchat going public:
10 Super Bowl ads to watch for, including these that are already on YouTube: