G alerted me to an excellent post at Are We Still A Democracy?. Apparently the White House press corps recently borrowed some courage and did their jobs. (You know I won't say the journalists found their balls. But anyone with evidence suggesting a correlation between testicles and courage is welcome to email me.)
While over at AWSAD, you can read a wonderful quote from Ben Franklin, one of the US's more enlightened founders: "They that give up an essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."