STAFF & GUEST BLOG
February 2nd, 2009, by Staff

Now that Obama is in the White House and there’s no use for all of those countdown clocks, a couple of meters have popped up.

1) The Change-o-Meter, run by Slate, assigns a daily score to President Obama based on how much his “administration is changing Washington.” Highest score so far is 60. Slate gave Obama that score on the day that he signed orders to ban torture and close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

2) The Obameter, run by the St. Petersburg TimesPolitiFact.com, keeps track of about 500 promises that Obama made during his campaign. He already broke a promise, according to PolitiFact, when he signed his first bill into law without “giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House Website for five days.”

Obama said he wanted transparency. He just might be getting some help with that.

STAFF & GUEST BLOG
January 30th, 2009, by Staff

Have you been having trouble keeping track of the ever-popular stimulus package (a.k.a. the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan)?

Not to worry. The Heritage Foundation, Citizens Against Government Waste, Taxpayers for Common Sense and a bunch of other groups have created a searchable Web site (ReadTheStimulus.org) that presents the stimulus bill documents and allows visitors to leave a comment.

STAFF & GUEST BLOG
January 30th, 2009, by Staff

What do you do when you are no longer the president, the new president reverses one after another of your highly criticized policies, and a monument has been built for the man who tossed not one, but two shoes at your head in the final days of your presidency?  You attend a women’s basketball game at a college near your ranch, where you receive two standing ovations.

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