Whistleblowers Necessary for a Free Press

In a well-orchestrated effort to get ahead of the story, this week the Obama administration released a trove of secret information about domestic spying and the rules of how the domestic phone records may be accessed and used by intelligence analysts. And yesterday, the president met with congressional leaders to … Continue reading

Think Tank Proposes $100B ‘Politically Feasible’ Defense Cuts As Part of Fiscal Cliff Solution

Even as the headlines warn time is growing short to avert the coming so-called fiscal cliff, an influential progressive Washington think tank is proposing $100 billion in defense cuts which could be accepted by Democrats and Republicans alike. The Center for American Progress on Friday released “$100 Billion in Politically … Continue reading

Obama Maintains High Public Opinion

President Obama’s first months in the Oval Office have strengthened his “standing with the American public, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, giving him political capital for battles ahead.” As his 100th day as president approaches next Wednesday, the survey shows Obama has not only maintained robust approval ratings but also bolstered … Continue reading