by Jeffrey Laurenti
President Obama's own accounting of his first hundred days in the White House--a journalistic mile-marker ever since the feverish output of Franklin Roosevelt's early months in office--was telling. He devoted less than a tenth of his 100th day press conference statement to his foreign policy initiatives.
He didn't need to dwell longer--and not just because the public's interest is understandably focused on the crises at home. What is most striking is that Obama's wide-ranging reversals of conservative policies of unilateralism, intransigence, and denial have gone virtually unchallenged, earning wide applause at home as much as abroad. The audience for the bilious right's fulminations is no wider than its own zealots.