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When the Trump administration signaled its recent intention to cancel the federal requirement that many religious employers offer birth control coverage in health insurance plans, it was framed as a victory for religious freedom.
As in, “I’m a boss, and my faith teaches that life begins at conception, and therefore preventing conception is akin to murder, and therefore I shouldn’t have to subsidize my (female) employees who use birth control for whatever reasons, especially those I disapprove of.”
Like everyone, I’m trying to make sense of President Trump’s rambling answer to an Israeli journalist’s succinct, to-the-point question about anti-Semitism at the press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. While the end of Trump’s remarks involve the usual — citing Ivanka and fam as evidence that the Trump administration couldn’t possibly be anti-Semitic — it’s the first part I find baffling. What was Trump doing when he responded to a question about racism and anti-Semitism with an extended digression about his own popularity? Was this just bumbling narcissism?
A version of this article originally appeared in New Voices.
Imagine the following: You have an important business client, but they’re wavering. There’s a setback in your arrangement. You’re dealing with it. You’re on top of things. And then suddenly, boom, there’s your father — you are, for the purposes of argument, an adult woman, married with several kids — decides to tweet his disappointment at, as in @, the company.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reportedly says she would change the electoral college if she had the chance — and suggested she was planning to stay healthy enough to keep her spot on the bench.