Debt-ceiling talks are causing a pileup of DC lawmakers' priorities, including spending bills. / Politico

Reviewing the week in Washington policy news. / Wake Up to Politics

See also: "A Day in the Life of a Woke Third-Grade Teacher, as Imagined by a Far-Right Politician." / McSweeney's Internet Tendency

Two university students are credited with saving at least 60 people in Sudan, using a beat-up Toyota. / The New York Times

A group of elderly women are suing Switzerland, their home country, for neglecting the effects of climate change. / The Dial

See also: What it takes to make fair trade garments using organic, regeneratively farmed cotton in Peru. / Vogue Business

A pair of homeowners describe waking up to find a Banksy painting on the side of their house as a "living nightmare." / Robb Report

A round-up of "cringe" DJ names currently operating in dance music. / The Face

Marine observers who uphold sustainable seafood standards often face harassment, abuse, and sometimes death. / Civil Eats

"Immigrant spaghetti" is a twist on the pasta that celebrates "what makes all American tastes so personal and unique, immigrants or not." / Bitter Southerner

Video for the weekend: a practical scale model of time constructed in the Mojave Desert. / YouTube