Hard to believe, Harry, but the government of Saudi Arabia not only doesn't want women driving without some man's permission, but plans to try two women drivers in its anti-terrorism court. And here we have the one great truth of the "war on terror" -- that the folks being terrorized are Our Glorious Elites, and their one great terror is that the people they're supposed to serve hate them for the things they do. You'd think Our Glorious Elites could afford a good therapist, but apparently they prefer to tell us that our civilized exercise of our inalienable rights in protesting their abuses of power comprise "terrorism." So this change.org petition helps you demand that Saudi Arabian King Abdullah release two women who have used social media to promote their opposition to the nation's de facto driving ban. Their use of social media is, in fact, the entire case of "terrorism" against them. Videos of women with uncovered faces! Photos of women driving! Anyone who actually feels "terrorized" by such things is an emotional cripple; anyone who pretends to feel terrorized by such things is a monster.
Meanwhile, you may not have known that Pennsylvania has some of the worst campaign finance laws in the nation, and is one of a mere 10 states that does not impose limits on campaign donors' gifts to state public officials and staffers. Chief Justice Roberts would have you believe that all that's just free speech, just so long as there's no actual quid pro quo (in which a donor promises a specific gift in exchange for a specific piece of legislation), but those of us in the real world unbound by philosophical ivory towers know better -- if you're a legislator, you receive "gifts" with the expectation that someone will come calling later with something they want done, and you interpret the word "gift" literally at your own peril. Pennsylvania does have laws requiring disclosure of gifts above a certain dollar amount, but really, we should do more to help legislators and their staffers avoid the appearance of corruption entirely. Hence Keystone Progress joins with MoveOn to help you tell your Pennsylvania state legislators to enact more vigorous gift bans. While the bans detailed in the petition do allow some small gifts, they'll go a lot further in fighting corruption than mere disclosure has done.