Today is the day we call our Senators and tell them to oppose the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Brook no nonsense about how he's a nice guy and interprets the Constitution as it was written, because being a nice guy takes more than merely not shouting at everyone, and Mr. Gorsuch only "interprets the Constitution as it was written" when it benefits corporations and hurts workers. At this writing, Democrats have the numbers to sustain a filibuster against him, and I approve of that, for one reason and one reason only: Mr. Gorsuch is an extremist who would damage our freedoms for decades. I think Democrats should keep filibustering Mr. Gorsuch even if it prompts Republicans to nuke the filibuster; I don't particularly want that to happen, but Democrats must learn to refuse to be held hostage. And no right-winger who tolerated Republicans' relentless filibustering during the Obama years has any standing to complain.
Meanwhile, if you've missed previous opportunties to submit a public comment demanding that the Trump Administration Department of Labor preserve the rule requiring pension advisors to put their customers, not themselves, first when giving financial advice, then the Economic Policy Institute still helps you do that. You worked for your pension, you paid for your pension, and you deserve the security and dignity a good pension brings, but retirees lose money when their pension advisors make decisions that get them the biggest commissions, rather than get retirees the most secure retirement. Does the Trump Administration care? No, the Trump Administration does not care -- it only cares about its rich friends, not regular folks. But that doesn't change our duty to fight for regular folks -- I mean, we're regular folks, after all. And don't brook any nonsense from the right about how you people always divide everybody into us and them. No: the rich divide us all into "us and them," and pointing that fact out is not in and of itself "divisive."