The House could vote today on the budget resolution the Senate passed last week, so the time is now to call your House Reps and tell them to reject the Senate resolution, which, as you know, calls for massive cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, among other unconscionable cuts. They just had a massive public debate over cutting Medicaid -- which prompted enough of them to come back from the cliff that they couldn't pass a health care "reform" bill -- and then they passed a budget resolution cutting Medicaid! Apparently they're willing to pay any price to cut taxes for rich folks (while telling you they're cutting your taxes, naturally), which is what the Senate budget resolution sets up. They say they have to pass this monstrosity in order to unlock money from their big donors (who would receive most of the tax cuts, after all), but they might more productively worry about all the votes they're not going to get from their constituents once they've screwed them over. Unless they think Voter ID and gerrymandering and Interstate Crosscheck will do all their work for them.
Meanwhile, it's bad enough that the "liberal" media has taken so long to sideline the phrase "alt-right" -- after all, why should we let Nazi wannabes tell us what to call them? -- but the New York Times has lately been using "data" and "analysis" from organizations such as the Center for Immigration Studies, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (they stuck the word "American" in there just so they wouldn't be called FIR!), and NumbersUSA. But don't be fooled by the relatively benign-sounding names, because one John Tanton -- who has expressly called for a "clear" "European-American majority" in America, though I wonder how his ancestors felt about Italian-Americans a century ago -- founded all three groups, and no they're most certainly not more legitimate now merely because they've all advised our current President. Civilized people do not permit the "mainstreaming" of folks who aim to take rights away from others, nor do civilized people automatically assume that anything the President does is "worth discussing." Hence CREDO helps you tell our paper of record to stop normalizing extremists.
Meanwhile, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell the Department of the Interior not to weaken the Bureau of Land Management's methane emissions rules, then the Sierra Club still helps you do that. Given that methane emissions make climate change worse, make air dirtier, make people sicker, and waste good energy that could be delivering royalties to the taxpayer, what is Interior's rationale for delaying implementation of methane emissions rules? Because it wants to get rid of the rules anyway, and making oil and gas drilling corporations comply with them in the meantime wouldn't be "fair." Of course, getting rid of the methane emissions rules would still make climate change worse, make air dirtier, make people sicker, and waste good energy that could be delivering royalties to the taxpayer, so it wouldn't solve any of those problems. I guess the Trump Administration just doesn't care about people -- except, of course, the executives who are so put out by following rules designed to keep them from polluting.