After the announcement that Tom Donilon would succeed General Jim Jones as President Obama's National Security Adviser, Donilon went from being the busiest man in the White House to the even-busier busiest man. This is good, and bad, news.
In Washington, screaming about being in the red is the new black. We've seen this herd mentality before, in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. Once again, the experts tell us that the warning lights are flashing red. The fashionistas aren't listening.
Some will never be convinced of the moral legitimacy of Muslims seeking a place of worship close to Ground Zero. Yet many may change. Giving that moderate center a fair chance rests partly with the organizers of the Cordoba Center.
By now most of you must know that there's little new, merely a continuation of second quarter trends. All four of the networks are losing viewers, CNN losing by far the most and MSNBC, by a nose, the least.