Biden announces climate action; Democrats take action to protect marriage equalityJuly 21, 2022
President Joe Biden announced executive actions to battle climate change today, even as record heat blasted much of the United States and Europe. Biden highlighted new offshore wind energy plans in particular, but without broader congressional action it’s difficult to see anything but worldwide catastrophe ahead. Democratic lawmakers are rushing to enshrine marriage equality into law, after the Supreme Court’s recent erasure of Roe signaled a broad range of other rights are now in danger; Republicans are now sweating over whether to vote for the overwhelmingly popular thing, or vote to placate their hate-obsessed base.
Speaking of that hate-obsessed base, Republican efforts to cast doubt on elections that haven’t happened yet—and to overturn a presidential election that happened nearly two years ago—continue apace.