President Trump is changing the office of the presidency.
He spent his first year in office defying political conventions and norms followed by the forty-four presidents before him. Some would say that he is squandering the moral integrity of the presidency. Will these changes outlast his tenure? How durable is the office of the presidency?
Also this hour: Wesleyan University is part of a group of 438 mostly private institutions in the NCAA's Division III that don't offer athletic scholarships but do want winning football teams. The cultural shift is particularly stark for this reputed iconoclastic institution.
Lastly, Merriam-Webster chose "feminism" as their word of 2017. Dictionary.com chose "complicit." Oxford chose "youthquake." Yet, is any word capable of capturing the cultural zeitgeist in the upside-down world of 2017? Even Milkshake Duck can't do it.
- Peter Baker - Chief White House Correspondent for the New York Times and an analyst for MSNBC
- Ben Strauss - Co-author with Joe Nocera of Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA
- Peter Sokolowski - Editor-at-Large at Merriam Webster, named one of TIME's 140 Best Twitter Feeds in 2013, and public radio jazz host at WFCR
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.