“There’s no need to dwell on the particular character of Trump, who will be sworn in on January 20th. But it is worth examining what remedies exist if any President is too careless, inattentive, or impulsive to deal sensibly with questions affecting the nation’s survival. What could be done if a President behaves in a way that directly threatens to turn the planet into radioactive dust?” The New Yorker’s Jeffrey Frank asks a question we should probably all have an answer for, regardless of who’s in the Oval Office: What if a President Loses Control?

+ During a recent appearance on Charlie Rose, Ian Bremmer provided an interesting overview of Obama’s foreign policy legacy (he’s not a big fan), and of the challenges facing the Trump administration. This is not necessarily uplifting, but definitely recommended.