If you've missed previous opportunities to demand that cable corporations offer their channels a la carte, the Parents Television Council still helps you do that. Why would you buy cable channels a la carte? Well, you already view web pages a la carte, and that's working out pretty well so far, but if you really, really don't like, say, your cable news channels and you want to send them a message, all you can do is a) not watch them, which they hardly notice, or b) make the cable corporation come out and block it. And I'm not saying that latter item isn't worth doing! But even if you block a channel, you're still paying for it as part of your package, and if you're paying for it, it has no incentive to change its behavior. As long as we're all paying, say, $3.35 a month for CNN/MSNBC/Fox/CNBC, they'll never get any better than the mindless drama-shills they are now. But we can change all that. We must change all that.
Meanwhile, Sens. Inhofe (E-OK) and McCain (R-AZ) have authored Defense appropriation bill amendments that would prevent the military from using cleaner "alternative" fuels if said fuels cost more than fossil fuels; the Sierra Club helps you tell Congress to oppose the Inhofe-McCain effort. No doubt said effort will take in some reasonable folks -- we should always try to save money, right? But that's the kind of short-term, money-is-everything reasoning that's ruined too much of America already. Reasonable people don't make decisions based solely on cost; they might also consider the harm we do to our environment and our dependence on foreign oil. Also, generally, the more we use alternative fuels, the lower the cost will be. By now you might begin to suspect that the Inhofe-McCain effort isn't about saving money -- it's about protecting corporate profits and corporate military contracts.