It is one of the enduring yet neglected mysteries of Obama's first term. Why hasn't the massive, record-breaking volunteer and fundraising apparatus built during the 2008 Obama campaign exerted more influence in Washington?
The Obama administration is rushing towards a unilateral plan to imprison people without trial. The proposal would cut Congress out of the process by using an executive order to essentially bring Gitmo stateside.
The Obama transition team is taking questions again at Change.gov -- while the press has fixated on the Blagojevich scandal, the allegations of torture by officials in the current administration receive scant attention.
By relying too heavily on government sources from one party, most pre-Iraq war coverage misstated the threat and drastically underplayed opposition to the war among experts, political elites, and the general public.