Barack Obama has set "New Rules" for ethics and transparency in his administration. He's also started his presidency by sending encouraging signals to the International Community.
What has impressed me most in his first days as President is his request to receive not only the customary President's Daily Brief regarding National Intelligence, but also a new Daily Economic Briefing from his senior economic advisors.
Robert Gibbs, the new White House Press Secretary, announced in his first White House press briefing: "The president asked that this be added each day to his schedule as the country is in the midst of an economic crises and an economic emergency."
As Americans living in a democracy, we're not only entitled to be informed of what's going on in our government - but it's our responsibility too.