United for a Fair Economy asks: "Safe, Fair and Sustainable: Do President Obama's Tax Proposals Measure Up?" Short answer: Mr. Obama could have done a lot more -- like embrace the Institute for Policy Studies's report entitled "Reversing the Great Tax Shift: Seven Steps to Finance Our Economic Recovery Fairly." The "Great Tax Shift" would be that shift of the tax burden from rich to poor over the last quarter-century-plus. So the Teabaggers' protests this Wednesday (pushed vigorously by the "fair and balanced" TV Pravda) are almost three decades late and aimed at the wrong President and the wrong policies. It's almost like that's the idea.
Meanwhile, Glenn Greenwald suggests that Mr. Obama's Guantánamo might be the Bagram, Afghanistan prison camp. Mr. Bush frequently moved prisoners out of Guantánamo to the Bagram camp out of an overly-literal-wonder-why reading of Boumediene v. Bush, but now Mr. Obama has embraced Mr. Bush's reading of that decision, although a George W. Bush-appointed federal judge has already rejected such an interpretation. (Probably the Supreme Court will reject it, as well, in a Justice Kennedy-led 5-4.) You won't hear as much from liberals about Bagram as you did about Guantánamo, but I bet right-wingers don't embrace Mr. Obama's new-found "sense" on the matter, either, any more than they'll praise him for rescuing Captain Phillips from Somali pirates over the weekend. I'd prefer to be wrong about all that, of course.