But this is the wrong approach. The reality is that change is hard. It comes in ebbs and flows, and some days it does seem that we are wasting our time. But we cannot forget that we have made some very important accomplishments, even if there is a long way to go.
Obama's new Orders are a bold start, but more detail is required, dangerous loopholes must be shut off permanently, and other parts of the Bush administration's dark legacy need to be swiftly addressed.