- Yascha Mounk: House GOP's pullback on gutting ethics office shows strengths Trump could bring to Washington
- But it also hints at the dangers of unconstrained power, he says
Yascha Mounk is a lecturer at Harvard University and a fellow at New America. He is the author of "Stranger in My Own Country: A Jewish Family in Modern Germany" and writes a column for Slate. The views expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)The 115th Congress has not yet been in session for a full day. But it has already managed to shoot itself in the face -- and to present a smiling Donald Trump with an easy win.