Inauguration Day

Transition to Trump: History will mark today as the day America became great again

No one knows how successful Donald Trump will be in “Making America Great Again” but we can be very sure he’ll give it his best shot. Plus, As Trump takes office, plans are already in place to slice the size of the federal government, and, Trump won’t let the Democrats’ stonewalling of cabinet nominees stop him from making change right away.

New President, New World

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

President Trump should build the wall, secure the border, impose tariffs, cut taxes, free up the American economy, bring the factories home, create millions of jobs, and keep us out of any new wars. With rare exceptions, wars tend to be fatal to presidencies.

A Conservative's Guide To The Trump - Pence Inauguration

The oath of office ceremony and parade are free and open to the public. Security will be tight at all events and public viewing areas, but don’t be afraid to come to see this historic event and participate in the celebration of the rebirth of freedom in our country.

Inauguration Day 2017 Survival Guide: Street closures, Metro service, parade route and more

WTOP Staff

Security will be tight and many roads will be closed to cars and pedestrians, so you’ll have to do your homework if you want to avoid headaches heading to the Mall or just getting around D.C. on Jan. 20. From road closures to the weather forecast, here’s your Inauguration Day 2017 survival guide.

Here’s what you need to know about attending the inauguration

Perry Stein, Washington Post

The inauguration is fast approaching, and D.C. is transforming to accommodate the estimated 1 million attendees and protesters expected to descend on the city this week. The new president will be sworn in at noon on Friday and there are countless events and protests scheduled in D.C. around that main attraction. Here’s everything you need to know to attend and be prepared for the weekend.

DisruptJ20 Dramatically Scales Back Plans to Sabotage Inauguration After Project Veritas Sting

Debra Heine, PJ Media

The group claimed after the story broke that they were just leading Project Veritas on. Now they seem to be suggesting that it was all part of a disinformation campaign to depress attendance at the inauguration and related events and balls.

Trump will break the presidential mold, so always expect the unexpected

Dan Balz, Washington Post

It will be Donald Trump’s presidency, to do with as he sees fit. History and past practice and the burdens that come with the office could begin to change him. But he has given every indication that his will be a presidency unlike any the country has seen in a long time — Trumpian in all respects and therefore unpredictable in approach and outcome.

No, We Are Not Covering Obama’s “Farewell” Speech

Even though on Inauguration Day Obama is taking one last taxpayer-funded ride on Air Force 1, he has made it perfectly clear he’s not going anywhere, and he’s certainly not leaving the Washington stage as other past presidents have done.

Make Inaugurals Dignified Again

Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal

The Trump people would be doing a public service to make it simpler, plainer, more modest, less grand and conceited and dumb. (That would play against type for Mr. Trump, too.) They wouldn’t be banishing joy—some people will have private parties and provide their own hoopla; some will have a good time with friends watching the balls on TV in the bar at the Hilton. You don’t need the whole imperial feel. Make Inaugurals Dignified Again.