While the rest of the world is obsessed with trifles like the slaughter of the anti-Qaddafi forces in Libya and the calamity in Japan, the Obama administration is showing impressive message discipline. Here's what's playing at WhiteHouse.gov:
Yes, it's Fix No Child Left Behind week! (What a mouthful: couldn't they at least have kept David Axelrod on retainer for slogan-writing tips?)And below the two items shown in our screen shot, the White House blog features the following items:
- Concrete Steps Congress Can Take to Protect America's Intellectual PropertyVictoria Espinel, U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, announces the release of 20 legislative recommendations to Congress designed to improve intellectual property enforcement.
- Introducing FOIA.govThe Department of Justice launches a new website dedicated to the Freedom of Information Act that makes it easier than ever to find information, make a request, and share ideas.
- Women in Uniform, From World War Two to TodayIn honor of Women's History Month, the VA has posted a set of photos of women in uniform over the last half century. Check them out here.
- The Freedom of Information Act: Building on Steady ProgressAs Sunshine Week begins, we take the opportunity to size up the federal government’s progress in implementing the President's directives on openness and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
So if you need a mental health break from watching hydrogen explosions at Japanese nuclear plants and horrifying videos of tsunami damage, The Scrapbook recommends following the lead of the Obama White House: Celebrate Sunshine Week with a visit to the new FOIA.gov website.