Congress is back to work, such as they do, and they have a mere two days to pass a spending bill and authorize raising the debt ceiling -- so of course they're considering all the ways they can hold the people hostage to their will, like refusing to fund Affordable Care Act subsidies, clean air and clean water enforcement, or funding that stupid border wall of Mr. Trump's. So I think a phone call to your Congressfolk about that is in order, and as always you can use the tools in the upper right-hand corner of this page (or the bottom of this page, if you're on a cellphone). Feel free to complain directly to your Congressfolk that you're sick and tired of them using all these artificial deadlines as excuses to create hostage situations so they can shove evil policy initiative down our throats. I bet they don't hear that from their constituents enough, and they should be hearing it a lot more, since what they're doing is so blindingly obvious. They also argue through hostage crisis, of course ("don't make me keep coal plants from polluting, or people will lose their jobs!"), but today we'll concentrate on Congress's more direct threats to our well-being.
Meanwhile, CREDO helps you tell traditional "liberal" media outlets to stop glorifying violence and war. One doesn't need to slam Brian Williams (who might have been signaling disapproval of Mr. Trump's missile strike in Syria with his use of an obviously ironic Leonard Cohen lyric) to find the "liberal" media's warmongering plenty obvious -- not just in their effusive praise of Mr. Trump for "becoming President" the day he threw almost five dozen Tomahawks at an air base the Syrians had already pretty much cleared out, not just for covering that event almost solely in the context of whether it constitutes a "win" for President Trump (the American people never win on "liberal" media programs!), but in their wall-to-wall coverage of war-making in general, which reminds one of nothing so much as a hormone-addled teenage boy at his video game console. War is essentially a way of admitting the complete failure of your statecraft, so our "liberal" media shouldn't get all giddy when Presidents drop bombs -- they should treat the occasion with considerably more sobriety. Maybe that doesn't "get ratings," but it does inform the people more effectively, and the latter is, after all, their real job.