The International Code Council votes on building safety recommendations that could have saved more lives on 9.11 -- recommendations including adding stairwells, better fireproofing, and glow-in-the-dark markings in stairwells. And which Personal-Lord-and-Savior-of-All-the-Americans-Even-the-Ones-Who-Hate-America stands in the way? Why, Mr. Bush, of course: his General Services Administration alone is bold enough to stand up to efforts to protect people's lives, bold enough to ask: "at what economic cost" (actual quotation!) do we save lives if another pair of planes flies into another pair of buildings? I mean, we have to think about the inalienable right of rich landlords to gild their plumbing. Encourage the ICC to do the right thing here. Since America's President (sic) doesn't know right from wrong.
In the wake of Jack "the Hat" Abramoff's sentencing (he got four years in prison for all his influence-peddling), Public Citizen helps you call for public financing of Congressional campaigns. Well, specifically, a system of opt-in public financing for Congressional campaigns, the idea being that folks who "opt out" bring shame and degradation upon their efforts. I'm not sure it works quite like that -- Mr. Bush opted out of public financing twice and won twice, though his Administration may yet bring the shame and degradation upon its members and supporters that they so richly deserve. But I am sure that public financing won't break the bank. There's plenty of slack in the federal budget to accommodate public financing; just look under "welfare, corporate" or "defense spending, wasteful."
Finally, this is getting to be a pretty stinky election, folks, and your "liberal" media ain't helping. I mean, of course they ain't helping by pretending every single deliberate misinterpretation of everything Mr. Obama says is important enough to repeat six million times a day, but they also ain't helping with their "fact-checking." Look, factcheck.org does a pretty good job. I link to their "factcheck wire" now, on the right-hand side of this page. A lot of smaller news organs also do a good job fact-checking and I'll continue to link to those as I find them. The "liberal" Washington Post, on the other hand, thinks fact-checking is mainly about digging up a lie on one side and then digging up a much smaller lie if-it's-even-a-lie on the other, so that the report is "balanced." That's not balance, or fairness, for that matter -- it's symmetry, and if the lies and deceit are mostly coming from the Republican side and I think any sentient life form would agree with that assessment, then calling symmetry "balance" doesn't help anyone. The FAIR link above includes contact information for the Post. They'll act like they know so much more about these things than you do, but you know better.