The Senate Armed Services Committee, apparently inspired by the Senate leadership's example on their health care "reform" bill, now plans to debate and vote this year's defense department authorization act in secret. What do they have to hide? It must be more than the usual corruption, fraud, and waste -- perhaps they plan to fund detention centers for Americans who disagree with Dear Leader? Or fund a war they plan to start next October? Actually, it could be any number of things -- witness Congress's attempts last year to include irrelevent religious "conscience" riders to defense bills. In any case, the Senate can claim the unique honor of being outclassed by the House, which plans its version of the defense authorization bill the usual way, by holding hearings and votes in public. Hence the Project on Government Oversight helps you call your Senators and demand that they debate the defense authorization bill out in the open. You know, like adults would do -- not like whiny, self-involved fools would do.
Meanwhile, you've no doubt heard that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed parts of the notorious Trump Muslim ban to operate, and that three Supreme Court Justices (Messrs. Alito, Gorsuch, and Thomas, in case you couldn't guess) went on record saying they think the Trump Administration will win its case on the merits. You remember Mr. Gorsuch acting the part of someone who wouldn't prejudge? Yeah, that was all drama, too. But though you might find five Supreme Court Justices to say that Mr. Trump's obvious and well-documented animus toward Muslims (as described by Mr. Giuliani, who said Mr. Trump asked him how he could "do" a "Muslim ban" "legally") makes his "travel ban" a de facto Muslim ban, we don't have to wait for that -- we could also tell our Congressfolk to pass legislation preventing Mr. Trump's Muslim ban, as Amnesty International helps you do. Remember, folks: only cowards put walls between themselves and other people out of fear. Don't let Mr. Trump make you into a coward.
Finally, because President Trump apparently can't tolerate a single good government program existing in the same universe as him, he's trying to get rid of the Energy Star rating system for buildings, appliances, and other products. Or maybe I'm giving him too much credit when I say he merely hates good government, because his own buildings consistently receive low ratings from the Energy Star program, which means lower property values, which means less money for him. This was always the danger of electing a rich fool as President -- that he would only do what made him money, rather than the will of his bosses, the American people. And on an annual budget of less than $50 million, the Energy Star program has delivered, on average, over $15 billion annually in savings for good Americans, mainly in the form of lower utility bills. I'd say that works for us! So the Sierra Club helps you tell your members of Congress to reject the President's will and support the people's will by continuing to fund the Energy Star program.