If you've missed previous opportunities to tell your Senator to reject the nomination of D.C. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to our Supreme Court, you can still use the tools in the upper right-hand corner of this page to find your Senators' contact information and call them. I still think the best reason to deny his nomination is his zeal for expanding Executive power, but you may also want to note his opposition to net neutrality because it supposedly violates the First Amendment rights of ISP corporations to your Senator. Judge Kavanaugh would ensure that corporations have more rights than you, just as he'd insure that your President has more rights than you. And he's not a "nice guy," or jes' folks getting to the Supreme Court by dint of hard work and elbow grease -- he's a right-wing judicial activist, looking to ensure that we "little people" have as little say over our democracy as possible.
Meanwhile, Spain has cancelled a $10 million-plus arms sale to Saudi Arabia -- though not, apparently, a $2 billion warships deal -- which means that yet another nation has outclassed us in withholding weapons from the Saudi/UAE war against Yemen, a war which has left Yemen near famine. Hence, Win Without War helps you tell your U.S. Senators to help block our own planned arms sale to Saudi Arabia. After all, how can we guarantee it won't be used on kids coming back from summer camp? I know many folks will drink from the cup of cynicism and say war is just an evil game and there's no use demanding that war be "nicer." But that statement doesn't answer the question of why we're involved in it -- particularly when the Houthi rebels the Saudi/UAE coalition is targeting are actually some of the best al-Qaeda fighters on Earth. It also doesn't answer the question of why we're making war without a Constitutionally-mandated declaration of war from Congress. So folks: don't drink from the cup of cynicism. Cynicism doesn't nourish or sustain you.
Finally, Consumer Reports has found that trace amounts of very, very bad drugs have been making their way into our meat supply -- drugs like ketamine (used at raves and during animal surgeries), phenylbutazone (no longer approved for human use because, among other things, it suppresses white blood cell production), and chloramphenicol (a powerful antibiotic with powerful side effects). If your immediate answer to this news is well, meat has pretty much everything in it, well, you won't be so sanguine about it if it's your kid dying of aplastic anemia from chloramphenicol in his meat. And kudos to you if you recognized our agricultural system's addiction to using antibiotics in feed animals. Hence Consumer Reports helps you tell your Congressfolk to keep these drugs out of our meat supply. They might have to hold our USDA accountable in order to do that. Again, don't drink from the cup of cynicism and assume that this Congress or this USDA will do nothing. Bad people want you to tie your hands behind your back; good people help you do the right thing.