Obama Moving Fast in the Right Direction

Wow. I never thought I’d see the day when the government actually did a full 180 on information disclosure. This article from Slashdot talks about Obama’s directive to all .gov agencies to choose public disclosure more often than not. After 8 years of exactly the opposite I’m sure he’s going to meet some resistance from the entrenched conservatives.

What really gets me is that I watched the inauguration with some skepticism. I said to myself, he talks the talk and his campaign walked the walk, but will he be able to move with agility when he’s actually inundated with information as president? Appearently he’s rolled up his sleeves and gotten to work and I can honestly say that I already feel like he’s done more for the good of this country in his first day than Bush did in his entire 8 years.

Oh and one more delicious bit of information – he’s signed an executive order to close the Guantanamo prison camp. I’ve long been angered at the news reports of the frustrations the detainees and civil rights movements have had in getting these people trials and accurate and timely information. Some of them are guilty and thus should stay in a prison, but they all should have the basic rights to a public and fair trial.

I wonder if he’ll take Sunday off and look at all he’s done… unfortunately he has a lot more to do than a weeks worth of easy decisions.

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