WikiLeaks has created a firestorm by giving 92,000 secret documents to three influential newspapers before releasing them on the Internet. Do they contain anything new? Will they alter public perceptions of the war in Afghanistan or change public policy. Also, massive losses for BP in the oily wake of the Gulf spill, and the filibuster has gone from a tactic of last resort in the US Senate to a routine strategy for obstructing majority rule. Is that what the Framers intended?
Banner image: Australian founder of whistle-blowing website, WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, holds up a copy of yesterday's Guardian newspaper during a press conference in London on July 26, 2010. Photo: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images