Public Citizen helps you tell your U.S. House Reps to impeach Attorney General William Barr. If we'd had our way, he'd never have been confirmed as Attorney General in the first place, and he hasn't exactly risen above our low expectations since then -- he acts like he works for our President and not for his real bosses, the American people. Earlier this week, a former Justice Department prosecutor testified before our House that our Justice Department weakened its recommended sentence for Presidential crony Roger Stone, and though he didn't come out and say Mr. Barr ordered that reduced sentence, well, we're not schmucks. (That sentence was for one count each of obstruction of justice and witness tampering, and five counts of making false statements, and not "nothing," as I'm sure right-wingers are yelling as we speak.) Of course, before that, he forced out a U.S. Attorney who was getting too close to some other Presidential cronies and tried to drop perjury charges against Michael Flynn to which he'd already pled guilty. And there's his lying about the Mueller report, and his defiance of Congressional subpoenas -- your law and order Administration, ladies and gentlemen!
Meanwhile, the ACLU helps you tell your Congressfolk to ban facial surveillance technologies. Yes, we can tell our government to ban things that hurt us! Yes, we can tell our government that some technologies simply aren't good enough to continue to exist! And facial recognition technology, to put it bluntly, sucks -- it can't tell black people apart any better than your right-wing uncle. And "letting the market work out its problems" is a horrible idea, since it hurts good Americans now -- really, the reasonable, moderate thing to do would be to ban it unless and until its designers can actually make it work so that it can't be used simply to harass black folks and protestors. Then again, I suspect that's a feature, not a bug -- facial recognition software really exists not to find criminals, but to harass those who represent a "threat" to Our Glorious Elites, and if such harassment results in (say) a black man waiting 30 hours in jail before law enforcement figures out that he looks absolutely nothing like their suspect, well, I guess they call that gravy. I mean, I do prefer to believe the best about people, but they're making that damn hard.
Finally, Congress hasn't fouled up every conceivable legislative initiative this term -- Congress has not only authorized the Land and Water Conservation Fund permanently, so that it doesn't just expire every few years and we let our public parks wither and die, but our Senate has, in passing S. 3422, the Great American Outdoors Act (and by a veto-proof 73-25 tally), permanently funded the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and also created a National Parks and Public Lands Legacy Fund to address specific repairs in our public lands. Now the bill goes to the House, and you'd like to think our House would pass this bill with a quickness, particularly since it did so well in a Republican-held Senate, but you never know with politicians. Who's going to try to use a must-pass bill to get some unearned goody for some crony, one wonders? Like I said, you never know. Hence Penn Environment helps you tell your House Reps to pass the Great American Outdoors Act with a quickness. Let's try to pass it with a two-thirds majority, too, because you never know what nefarious bee is about to enter our President's bonnet, either, and we do best when we make Presidents unnecessary.