You may have heard that Senate Select Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) accused the CIA of tampering with her committee's work and intimidating Congressional investigators, and, well, I guess I've been less mad at Republicans who only learn the truth when it affects them directly. At stake here are two classified documents -- the Intelligence Committee's report on Bush Mobb-era torture and detainment practices, and an internal CIA review essentially corroborating that report at the same time the CIA itself was trashing the report. Naturally, the solution is a fairly simple one: the Senate Select Intelligence Committee can declassify the reports (after finding them to be in the public interest), and it doesn't need any permission from the Executive branch to do so. Naturally, we've heard so much about how hard it is for anyone in government to do the simplest, most obvious thing, so they'll need some steel in their spine. Which we may provide: both the People's Email Network and MoveOn help you tell the Intelligence Committee to release the reports.
Meanwhile, you've heard a lot about the Trans-Pacific "Partnership" here at this blog, but you haven't heard much about it in the "liberal" media. Why does that matter? Well, for better or worse, this blog doesn't have the reach the "liberal" media does, and folks are far more likely to talk about things they've seen on the news than about things they haven't. So FAIR helps you tell the "liberal" media to start covering the Trans-Pacific "Partnership." Of course such coverage would include what we know from leaks -- that the TPP would let corporations essentially nullify a nation's food safety laws and labor laws and intellectual property laws. But the few times the "liberal" media's mentioned the TPP, they've spouted Pollyanna nonsense about it -- back in February, for example, David Brooks described the TPP as a "very good" policy with "majority support." Maybe it enjoys majority popularity among the corporate elites with whom David Brooks speaks, but not among regular Americans, left and right. (By the way, Public Citizen helps you tell Congress to reject the TPP "free" trade deal.