Robert Link: Be on the lookout for when language is being used against you, to bind you, to paint you into a corner, rather than to communicate, as with the so-called “Stop Online Piracy Act”.
To be a reliable vicar, even for a president as cautious and deliberative as Barack Obama, she must still prove just how strong her backbone really is. She shouldn’t wait for the next crisis to do so. Now is the time to forge strong constituencies of her own at home and abroad, and to take those risks. At stake is not only her own reputation, but also that of her president and her country.