Attorney General Eric Holder has announced his resignation, as you know, and he, like President Obama, was a don't-look-backward-look-forward sort of fellow when it came to prosecuting Bush Mobb-era torture, so Firedoglake helps you tell the next Attorney General, whomever that may be, to investigate our use of torture during the so-called "war on terror." Who has gone to prison over our government's illegal torturing of detainees? Only the fellow who exposed that torture to the world, and that's probably a result of the Obama Administration's war on whistleblowers. Naturally, Mr. Obama himself may be about to reverse himself on using torture, as some members of his legal team are mulling whether to re-adopt Bush Mobb-era legal interpretations permitting our government to torture people as long as it's not here on American soil. The conjoining of the words "Bush" and "legal interpretations" should be enough to strangle that idea in its crib, but just in case it's not, CREDO helps you remind Mr. Obama that, in Shepard Smith's words, "we do not fucking torture." When did right stop being right and wrong stop being wrong?
Meanwhile, if you've been thinking lately that every day is Halloween, that might be because children now consume, on average, over 120 grams of sugar every day, when scientists would rather you didn't have more than 48. The USDA did kids a solid by mandating more fruit and vegetables in school lunches and making junk food more scarce in public schools -- and yet Congress is mulling scaling back the new school lunch standards, because DEFICITZ!!!!! But the Union of Concerned Scientists helps you tell Congress to keep the school lunch standards intact. One question we can reasonably ask, if Congress attempts to gut the school lunch standards: is Congress objectively pro-junk food? Are Congressfolk objectively pro-diabetes, or objectively pro-obesity? I don't think these are untoward questions, nor do I think these matters are particularly hard to decide. What Congressperson, even one flush from winning re-election, could reasonably say there's room in the budget for all manner of handouts and bailouts for corporate cronies but nothing in the budget to keep healthy school lunch standards for our children?