So they've had the trial, and they've complained about hearing "nothing new" even though they've done their damnedest to keep out evidence and witnesses, and what have we learned? That the Senate should convict our President of the charges for which he's been impeached and remove him from office. Don't take my word for it, though: take the word of conservative former New Jersey Superior Court Judge and Fox News contributor Andrew Napolitano, who argues that Congress needs not wait for an actual crime to remove our President from office, but needs only wait for "behavior that is so destructive of the constitutional order that it is the moral equivalent of statutory crimes" -- plus he has committed actual crimes. Need I mention that as a conservative and as a Fox News contributor, Mr. Napolitano has at least two very good reasons to say exactly the opposite of what he's saying? Use the tools in the upper right-hand corner of this page to get your Senators' phone numbers so you can tell them to convict and remove.
Meanwhile, our EPA has proposed a chemical safety rule that would, color me surprised, more than triple the cancer risk for good Americans living near chemical manufacturing plants. Naturally our EPA would be ignoring its own findings in heightening our cancer risk, particularly in the case of ethylene oxide (or ETO), where EPA has apparently gone on a fishing expedition in order to go fishing for a state that has dramatically underestimated said cancer risk -- in this case, Texas. Hate to pile on, but big chemical corporations too often situate their plants near communities of color -- whose people have enough to worry about without having to worry about whether their air is even more likely to kill them -- and so folks of color will bear the brunt of our EPA's foolishness, as usual. Remember: our President doesn't do these things for we-the-people; he does them for other bosses, because other bosses are the only people who really matter to him. Hence Public Citizen helps you tell our EPA to scuttle its own plan to expose good Americans to even more cancer-causing chemicals.
Finally, with Virginia's state legislature becoming the 38th to pass the Equal Rights Amendent, the National Women's Law Center helps you tell your Congressfolk to pass H.J.Res. 79, which would eliminate the 1982 expiration date Congress imposed on the Equal Rights Amendment. Constitutional amendments don't usually have expiration dates, as you know -- the 27th Amendment to the Constitution saw literally over 200 years elapse between its proposal and its ratification -- but the ERA did, presumably so that some Congressfolk could say they voted for equal rights while they also injured the fight for equal rights. I suggested last week that our younger-fresher-right-wingers on the Supreme Court might stand in the way of the ERA becoming the law of the land on such a basis of "legislative intent," but now I think they would have an even weaker case than I had originally supposed -- after all, laws get amended all the time, and if you're a legislator, you vote on the bill in front of you, not the bill as it might or might not be expressed in law down the line. We could have equal rights in America, as we all deserve, so let's get to it.