Barack Obama one year on: Secrets and lies
Secrets and lies, Obama one year on
20 Jan 10

One year ago Barack Obama was sworn on in as the 44th US president.  Speaking in front of a million strong crowd, the new president said “Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and begin again the work of remaking America.”

This morning the President’s agenda hangs in the balance, Republicans have taken Ted Kennedy’s Massachusetts seat in a historic upset depriving Democrats of 60-seat “super-majority” that allows them to overcome Republican filibusters

On the  campaign trail Obama promised to lead the most transparent administration in history and in an exclusive article for the current issue of Index on Censorship magazine the ACLU’s Melissa Goodman makes a searing critique of Obama’s tactics. She argues his promise to break with secrecy was short-lived. Read Keeping it Secret here.