The war is too small for the stink of confusion and defeat to percolate out very far from Washington. Elsewhere, the prevailing mood seems to be disgust and disappointment.
The closest to what is happening now might have been when the British burned Washington while James Madison, a President whose bad judgment rivals George Read More
The cameramen gathered outside the P.C. Richard & Son appliance store on 14th Street were already griping. It was Memorial Day, and they were waiting for Senator Charles Schumer, who was disturbing their beach-and-barbecue day to talk about air conditioners.
Once Mr. Schumer arrived, he set about decrying President George W. Bush’s efforts to roll Read More