The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. The Debt Ceiling, a Soccer Faux Pas and the PDB Quiz

    Know This: The U.S. debt ceiling has once again become a battleground as Congress tries to raise it before the August recess. Alphabet has arranged to sell robotics company Boston Dynamics to Softbank, in what many are taking as a sign that Google’s empire isn’t interested in developing robots. And Saudi Arabia’s soccer federation has apologized after the Saudi team refused to observe a moment of silence for the London Bridge attack victims before a World Cup qualifying match with Australia.

    Try This: Feeling presidential after a week of briefings? Prove it with the PDB quiz.

    Answer This:  Tell us how you really feel. OZY’s next TV show, Third Rail With OZY, is launching on PBS this fall! To kick things off, we’re shelving the PC and launching debates. Each Wednesday, we’ll post a provocative question, with a focus on topics that might make it onto the show. Our Third Rail With OZY question this week delves into identity: Is it more acceptable to be transgender than transracial? Why or why not? Go deep. Email with your thoughts or a personal story, and we might feature your answer next week.

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