With all of the fanfare for President Obama's popular first 100 days, he is that much more certain to have a bad day, and soon. Here is Obama's worst day yet per Politico 44's daily itinerary of "POTUS" (Secret Service-style code for President!):
When Michelle Obama put a vegetable garden on the White House lawn, I couldn't help but wonder if it would be the most powerful "soft" policy position on food this presidency could take in the first 100 days.
Rather than just grading the president, I suggest we might profitably assess our own 100 days. Obama has stormed the national and world stages in his first weeks. But how have we done -- particularly the progressives who have such a large stake in the success of this president -- in relation to Obama? He has demonstrated remarkable mastery of the powers of the presidency to lead the country. Have we mastered the power of the citizenry to empower the president?
Barack Obama has drawn praise for transparency reforms during his first 100 days in office, but his use of the "state secrets" privilege to squash lawsuits on torture and surveillance is drawing mounting opposition.
The media just keeps missing -- or messing up -- the story of the century. Future historians will inevitably judge all 21st-century presidents on just two issues: global warming and the clean energy transition.
If we kill people, we lose the war. The most significant achievement of the Obama Administration thus far is a consistent and systematic understanding that security as we know it has fundamentally changed.