Today's a good day to call your Senators and tell them not to "repeal and replace" Obamacare. But you can also let Moms Rising help you write a letter-to-the-editor of your local newspaper opposing the Senate's health care "reform" bill, a.k.a. "wealth care," a.k.a. Trumpcare. And you may want to pay attention to what your local Trumpcare-bill supporting Senator is saying. Sen. Pat Toomey, for example, served up a bunch of word salad on Sunday's Face the Nation, trying to put lipstick on the pig of cutting our federal government's share of Medicaid expansion funding from 90% to 57% over seven years, pretending that states won't have to make hard choices affecting good Americans when that happens, saying the "tax credits" are better than those in the House bill like that even merits a participation trophy, and of course claiming that the "free marketplace" creates "wonderful innovation" all over America without giving even one clear example. I'm guessing your right-wing Senator is doing similarly desperate verbal gymnastics.
Meanwhile, AT&T -- the corporation that most happily handed over your call records to Tha Bush Mobb without a warrant -- now does the same for law enforcement organs all over America. And even if you're not an AT&T customer, you probably talk to AT&T customers, which means you're caught up in the dragnet, too. Of course AT&T is more famous these days for saying they won't "sell your personal information to anyone, for any purpose," but they're not selling it to law enforcement! I know getting warrants is quaint and all -- no, I will never let Alberto Gonzales live that down -- but the whole notion of convincing a judge you have a better-than-even chance of securing a conviction before you can investigate someone further protects us from abuse by the state. The Founders were quite keen on not getting abused by the state, you know. Hence Access Now helps you tell AT&T to stop selling our your privacy.
Finally, you won't be surprised to learn that the FDA has decided to delay rules that would revamp food labeling so that restaurants would have to give more nutritional information on the meals they serve, and food processing corporations would have to note such items as added sugar. Why? Oh, you know, BIG GUBMINT BAD!!!!! Or, as the FDA puts it, "(n)umerous stakeholders have informed us that they have significant concerns about their ability to update all their labels by the compliance date due to issues regarding (among other things) the need for upgrades to labeling software, getting nutrition information from suppliers, the number of products that would need new labels and a limited time for the reformulation of products." Gosh, where's their American can-do spirit? And what about the most important "stakeholder" of all, the American citizen, who generally wants more information about what they're eating? Moms Rising helps you tell the FDA to give us the food labeling we deserve.