Weekend thread: What's happening?
GOP game-playing: pull out of debt talks, then back in, then out, all in one day. Another bad week for abortion rights. Corporate America abandoning LGBTQ equality?
Yesterday saw another example of how House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has no control over the GOP caucus, as Republicans walked out of the White House, abandoning debt talks, then came back later in the evening, only to walk out again.
President Biden has said in the past he’d use the 14th Amendment, but he's also been sending a message that he’s willing to compromise, and today he voiced optimism about the talks. What do you think his plan is?
Republicans in several states this week used shady measures and gross politics to ram through abortion measures, all trying to stay under the media’s radar.
And we’re seeing a really troubling trend in which corporations that claim to be supportive of LGBTQ rights—and once threatened to leave states that passed anti-LGBTQ laws—are now caving to the extremists. What is behind corporate America’s reluctance now, after years of support, even as a majority of the American people support LGBTQ equality?