The Hustings

Todd Lassa
A new kind of social media website for the civil discourse of politics.
Created 10 May 2021
  • Monday News & Notes
    04 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    •SCOTUS back in town: The Supreme Court’s 2021-22 term begins today. •Democrats can pass an increase in the debt limit package via reconciliation with just a majority vote, the Senate parliamentarian ...
  • Friday News & Notes
    01 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    •A federal judge will consider Biden’s request today to block Texas’ SB8 abortion law, one of several lawsuits filed (WaPo). •Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has tested positive for COVID-19, bu...
  • Thursday News & Notes
    30 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    •Should Gen. Mark Milley resign as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff? Our pundits debate in the left and right columns. Join the debate with comments emailed to •’Round M...
  • Wednesday News & Notes
    29 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    •President Biden has cancelled a trip to Chicago today in order to push his budget agenda forward as deadlines loom. Biden continues to negotiate with Sens. Joe Manchin III, D-WV, and Krysten Sinema, ...
  • Tuesday News & Notes
    28 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    •Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, told her caucus Monday night – progressives be damned -- she will not make a House of Representatives vote on the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill contingent o...
  • Monday News & Notes
    27 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    •Cold War with China? Scroll down this page with the trackbar on the far right to read commentary by Stephen Macaulay and Bryan Williams. •Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, has pushed back today’s deadline ...
  • Debate: Cold War with China?
    27 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    This is the Chinese Century. Or so admirers and detractors alike say about the biggest authoritarian communist country extant, which has managed to harness 1.4 billion people into a quasi-capitalist p...
  • Friday News & Notes
    24 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    •Germany holds national elections this coming Sunday as Chancellor Angela Merkel steps down as the country’s leader after 16 years. •President Biden leads a meeting of “The Quad” today at the White Ho...
  • Thursday News & Notes
    23 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    •Leaders of African countries will speak before the UN General Assembly today about global inequity in COVID-19 vaccine supplies, NPR reports. •The FDA may sign off as early as today on Pfizer BioNTec...
  • Wednesday News & Notes
    22 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    •As if budget reconciliation, infrastructure, the debt limit and next Thursday’s federal budget deadline aren’t enough, the House of Representatives began debate of the $778-billion fiscal 2022 defens...
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