Within the context of illogic and paranoia that has at times defined Barack Obama's opponents, it is tempting to write off those who make the most strident claims against him. But we shouldn't be afraid to ask big, fundamental questions about the conduct of the administration and its officials.
Kudos to David Carr of the New York Times for shining a light on an issue that doesn't attract nearly the attention that it should: the Obama administration's abuse of the Espionage Act, which in turn has led to a virtual war on journalism and free expression.
Last night, the president quoted J.T.'s remarks about "grandstanding" and added: "I could not have said it better myself." With all due respect, Mr. President, I believe you could have said it better yourself.
In replying to Jake Tapper's question about 99ers and what can be done to help the unemployed, Robert Gibbs offered a baffling, disjointed, mishmash answer chock full of clichés and lacking any substance.