You've heard of banks being "too big to fail"? Our SEC has lately advanced the notion that certain CEOs are also "too big to fail," in refusing to remove Elon Musk from Tesla for securities fraud because, get this, Tesla wouldn't survive without Musk. Well, SEC Chair Jay Clayton actually said "holding individuals accountable is important," but that you also have to consider how "the skills and support of certain individuals may be important to the future success of a company." After all, it's not like Mr. Musk has underlings or anything. It's not like America is full of hungry people willing to work hard and reap the rewards of their work or anything. But our sick, immoral, and decadent society won't punish wrongdoing, and won't reward work -- and our "Best and Brightest" think it's someone else's job to train others to carry on the work of maintaining our civilization. If you value work and civilization more than that, then Demand Progress helps you tell the SEC to start doing its job and prosecute wrongdoers.
Meanwhile, you no doubt know by now about that New York Times report alleging that our President has broken the law repeatedly in order to avoid paying his taxes, and so Americans for Tax Fairness helps you tell our Congressfolk to investigate our President's alleged tax-related fraud. Recall that our President refused to release his tax returns while campaigning, even though every other major party candidate since Richard Nixon has done so; perhaps this (and not, for example, actual poverty) was what he was actually hiding? It'd be hard to know for sure without a Congressional investigation, but certainly such an investigation would be relevant, not just to our duty to ensure that everyone pay their fair share of taxes, but also to our duty to know whether our President has broken the law. Might we even find out that he's continued to break tax law as our President? Yes, we might. But only if we investigate.
In other news, our State Department has started denying passports to certain brown-skinned Americans who live along our border with Mexico -- and has even detained some of them! Apparently, our Administration thinks the existence of a handful of midwives who have admitted providing fraudulent citizenship documents for some of the babies they helped deliver means they can detain or deport anyone these midwives might have helped deliver, but the notion that someone committed a crime on someone's behalf does not mean they committed a crime on behalf of everyone they worked for, and absent evidence that would meet the probable cause standard, you would want to avoid denying passports and detaining and/or deporting people on such "suspicions." Or you would, at least, if you weren't constantly diddling the rage glands of your most devoted supporters. A group of good-government organizations helps you tell our State Department to stop its unwarranted harassment of certain American citizens.
Finally, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell our FCC to reject the proposed Sprint/T-Mobile merger, then Free Press still helps you do that. Sprint and T-Mobile have been trying very hard to convince everyone that their merger would actually be pro-competition -- in that they'd be better able to compete with AT&T and Verizon if they were one corporation instead of two, I guess -- but we can all count, and three corporations dominating our cellphone market is worse than four. Sprint and T-Mobile have also been offering more options to low-income consumers than they're likely to do once they become one of the big three. I guess it's progress that they haven't been spending large amounts of money and time trying to convince everyone that their merger would "create jobs," but that doesn't change the reality that a merger would kill jobs -- nearly 29,000 of them, by the Communications Workers of America's estimate. If 29,000 jobs doesn't sound like a lot to you, remember that you won't feel better about that if your job is one of them.