We want a "peace economy" that creates jobs, invests in our communities, restores and improves public services, saves the environment, and builds the infrastucture. We urge you to sign the petition at www.jobs-not-wars.org that calls for an end to the austerity and militarism that this Congress and Administration seem intent on.
This is ostensibly an article about Obama appointing and keeping "czars." But its major importance is in the area of signing statements. A beloved tactic of George W. Bush, they are a way a President can execute part of a law sent down by Congress and ignore the rest. It is patently unconstitutional. When he was a candidate, Obama said that he had taught constitutional law for ten years and knew it was wrong and he wouldn't do it. But here he is doing it. It should stop.