Mr. Obama is trying to get the state attorneys general to accept a "deal" (Lord, I hope that's a bad word one day soon) that grants the big banksters immunity for their foreclosure-related crimes, including but not limited to "robo-signing." But New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has refused to take part in such a settlement thus far, and CREDO helps you stand with him, and thus stand with law and order. Mr. Schneiderman might be Only One Guy, but as the Attorney General from the state that includes Wall Street, he's one pretty important guy: if he doesn't play ball, the whole "deal" -- which exchanges fines and supposed reforms for immunity from criminal prosecution for banksters -- could fall apart. As well it should: no sane, decent, and moral society should be forced to accept law-breaking by its richest and most powerful members as a price for getting something done. Does Barack Obama not understand that conservatives hate us precisely because we tolerate evil?
Meanwhile, the Obama administration has recognized that contraception is basic health care, and that's not evil -- but they're getting a lot of guff from right-wingers, and we all know how stalwart Mr. Obama is when he's challenged. Right-wingers have largely complained about the purported lack of an exemption for religious folks, but the HHS Required Health Care Plan Guidelines actually do exempt certain religious employers from covering contraception. And I worry, actually, that the exemption's too broad, or that certain decision-makers will get to impose their religious beliefs on the rest of us. How many times must I tell these pimps! You don't get to exercise your religious freedom at the expense of everyone else's religious freedom. You don't like birth control pills? Then don't use birth control pills. But don't tell the rest of us we can't, not unless you're willing to make them illegal. The ACLU helps you tell the Obama Administration to stand its ground on affordable contraception.
UPDATE. The Justice Department has sued to stop the AT&T/T-Mobile merger, which we've been fighting for months now. Good for the Justice Department. More details as they arrive.