Sonia Suter of The Baltimore Sun posits that political fallout from recent state laws banning abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy will result in a Supreme Court that is reluctant to consider appeals to overturn lower courts' decisions that find them unconstitutional — much less reconsider Roe v. Wade.
"The contest for worst Cabinet member of the Trump administration is what we might call 'competitive,'" writes Michael Hiltzik of the L.A. Times.
"How to choose among Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who was last seen trying to defund the Special Olympics, and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who has defended placing children in cages at the border, and Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, who stands accused of letting an alleged child molester off the hook when he was a federal prosecutor in Florida?
But let's not overlook Alex Azar, the secretary of health and human services, who holds the healthcare of millions of Americans in his hands. Azar has stood silently by as the administration has systematically sabotaged the Affordable Care Act, which he is sworn to uphold."
"Insanity, they say, is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result," observes David Lazarus, writing about Trump's attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a viable replacement anywhere on the horizon.
"Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the president of the United States."
"The Trump administration's disdain for women's reproductive rights and reproductive health care are well known," writes the L.A. Times Editorial Board, taking issue with his newest attack on the Title X Family Planning Program — "in an effort to further limit women's access to safe and legal abortion."
The most important things to remember when taking these tests is that they are only as accurate as you are honest. Do your best to answer the questions as truly as you can to how you are, not how you’ve been or how you want to be, or how you would like to be perceived. For example, if you have a short temper, but hide it really well, or it doesn’t manifest in outbursts, you still have a short temper, whether or not people perceive you that way. Also, be gracious with yourself, the heart of it is greater self-awareness, even if it’s painful, or hard to admit. Many people don’t see themselves for how they truly are, and may need help with that, which is another reason why the Enneagram is such a great tool. Sometimes you might honestly not know the answer to a question, and that’s okay, too. In those cases just go with your gut. Whichever answer sits better with you, or felt the most true when you first read it, is most likely the ‘right’ one. This test is not a matter of ‘rights or wrongs,’ and no personality type is better than another, so just do your best, and retake it if you want! Have fun with it. And I am so happy to answer more questions.
"In a 1983 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court held that federal agencies that make significant changes in their administrative rules must be able to establish that their decisions were based on "reasoned analysis" and "relevant data," writes the San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board. "Under this standard, the Trump administration's decision to change the rules of a government program funding free and low-cost reproductive health services for poor people is indefensible."