The paper is at an important crossroads. Should The Washington Post's legacy of editorial independence, investigative journalism, outstanding writing and reporting, and service to the public become the victim of "frugality" and "customer obsessions", the paper will precipitously decline.
The digital age and the internet has further limited what a public figure should and should not say. But that does not change the first commandment of all public dialogue: you are never off the record!
The play Top Secret centers on whether Katherine Graham will give approval to print the Pentagon Papers. For those unfamiliar with the history, it opens a door to understanding concerns of utmost relevance today.
Nothing is more despicable than dishonoring the brave men and women who proudly serve our military and who've died in battle by pretending to be one of them while having used every lever of privilege possible to have avoided serving.