Ari Berman does a wonderful thing in his new book Herding Donkeys -- he investigates how common sense usurped power in Washington.
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Previously, Twitter essentially held the market on recommending users, through its official list of suggested users. But it just launched a tool enabling users to create their own lists on the site.
The UN has indicated that Obama's refusal to prosecute torturers may be a violation of International law.
This answer tracks the language of many torture apologists (and advocates) in Washington, who posit a choice between protecting the country today and second-guessing the past.
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.
My problem isn't that Obama doesn't always agree with me. My problem is that he has started to not always agree with himself -- falling prey instead to the Conventional Wisdom sirens.
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