Official Washington's latest distraction is leaks. Not the sort for which one calls a plumber, but those selective, secretive releases of information that can, and sometimes do, affect politicians and politics.
February 22nd marks the anniversary of George Washington's birth. There's much about Washington we think we know -- later biographers invented several myths to elevate the first president from the level of man to secular saint.
We live in an age of "isms."
Silhouette targets have been in use for decades. But until recently, those targets never seemed to get much notice outside of a gun range. Now, they appear to be yet another thing that must be banned:
The press as official opposition party is fast becomming an unavoidable fact. We noted the phenomenon last week.
That the old media is hostile to the new Administration is not a surprise. But that hostility has become something more -- or at least it has in the eyes of a few key media watchers.