A victory lap, and credit where credit is due:  Even the White House is occasionally hit between the eyes with the 2 X 4 of reality and forced to recognize that it can sometimes be useful to allow the United States to act as the exceptional country that it is.    I refer to the decision of the Obama administration to abandon its headlong rush to cede its contractual control over ICANN (the Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers) to some group or body or consortium or whatever to be identified later.*  Of course it did not hurt the reversal-cause to have a push from the last remaining adult in the Democratic Party leadership, the First Gentleman-In-Waiting (Bill Clinton).


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