Not long ago, CIA director John Brennan -- yet another Bush Mobber failing upward in President Obama's administration -- said that Sen. Feinstein's allegations of CIA spying on Senate committee workers researching the CIA's Bush-era torture program would be proven wrong. Well, not exactly: the CIA totally spied on the committee charged with its oversight on our behalf, and whether Mr. Brennan knew about it or didn't know about it, he doesn't exactly come out looking like the model executive -- unless, of course, his model is George W. Bush. Hence CREDO helps you tell Mr. Obama to fire Mr. Brennan and get the Justice Department to investigate the CIA's actions. After all, the Senate's job is to represent our interests, not the CIA's, and the American people have a most precise interest in being better than the fool who tortures foreigners because it's too much work to do the right thing. And the American people also have a precise interest in intelligence policy that actually keeps America safe -- which torturing foreigners doesn't do, since they tell us what they think we want to hear, not what we need to hear. I often don't think our elites really appreciate the difference.
Meanwhile, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell your Congressfolk to reject the Trans-Pacific "Trade" "Partnership" that would allow big corporations to run roughshod over our laws, then the Organic Consumers Association provides one more. What interest does the Organic Consumers Association have? You know, besides that they're made up of good Americans, and good Americans would rather not have corporations nullify our nation's laws at their own whim? The OCA reminds us that we know the TPP's negotiators have worked entirely in secret -- since, as our own U.S. Trade Representative said for some reason, most Americans would vehemently oppose the TPP if they knew what was in it -- and the OCA also reminds us that we know from leaks that the TPP aims to force countries to lower their food safety standards to that of the country from which they're importing the food, lest it face a lawsuit from a corporation to be decided, no, not in an American court, but in an "investor-state tribunal" which sure won't have your best interests at heart. No reasonable American thinks food poisoning is just the price you have to pay for a "free market."