From the "I shouldn't be spending any time defending Barack Obama" file: you've no doubt heard about the whole "you didn't build that" controversy, where Mr. Romney said that Mr. Obama slammed small businesses. Well, Mr. Obama wasn't that stupid -- the "that" in "you didn't build that" refers to the roads and bridges that businesses didn't build but still need to be successful. It's a shame that our center-right President has to spend any time explaining this simple fact to people, and it's an even worse shame that his aspiring-to-be-far-right opponent acts like no one in America can read. FAIR helps you write NPR and CBS and tell them to cover this thing like intelligent human beings, not teenage boys watching a football game. Being a teenage boy watching a football game is not in and of itself a bad thing. Acting like one while being a journalist, however, is.
Meanwhile, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell your Congressfolk to oppose the pro-genetic engineering, anti-oversight clauses in the House version of the Farm Bill, Food and Water Watch still helps you do that. The House Farm Bill currently mandates that the USDA automatically approve any new GE crops if the approval process takes more than a year. The House Farm Bill would also grant automatic approval to the 12 GE crops currently under review by the USDA. You'd think the nominal "conservatives" in the House would want to be, you know, conservative about letting Frankenfood into the environment where it can contaminate all other food permanently. But "conservative" doesn't mean "conservative" anymore. Apparently, it now means "doing whatever corporations want, possibly but not necessarily after spewing rage and hatred at anyone not exactly like you." Heckuva job, Republicans.