Rather than fighting to save his own skin and to skewer others who are in and out of the Oval Office nearly as much as he is, Emanuel needs to help champion a sensible transition to a more effective team.
Conservative temperatures rose shortly after Christmas when reports surfaced that members of a group that took "credit" for the failed "underpants" attack had previously been detainees at Guantanamo Bay.
Newspapers seem to be clinging to blandness as a viable business model in an exciting new world of opinions available to their potential customers -- to their detriment. And then they wonder why they're failing.
Cheney and his ilk don't understand liberty, and they don't understand freedom, what it costs and what it's worth. They are small men and cowards, selling out the rule of law at the first whiff of danger.