now, the statue of limitations on all of our semi-rational exuberance over the symbolism of the current presidency has not yet run out. i figure, based on my friends and family, that it has somewhere between three and nine months left. so i’m not expecting anyone to do anything about this right now. once the memories of the election-night street parties are a little bit more faded, though, it’ll be useful to have these pieces of information ready to hand.
There aren’t many days as an activist that you actually get to see success. Today, however, was not one of those days. Today President Obama signed a series of Executive Orders, which closed Guantanamo, set up a review for all the detainees, and required that the Army field manual be used as the guide for [...]