Newswatch: Presidents Come and Go

Newswatch

Every Tuesday night a tall, lean man with a white mustache arrives at a darkened and building about a mile northwest of the White House and jams a package into a crack between the glass doors of the entrance. In red crayon the package is marked the New Republic (whose offices are on the second floor), but addressed to no one in particular there; it is signed TRB. The need for secrecy vanished years ago—everyone knows that TRB's Washington column is written by Richard L. Strout of the Christian Science Monitor—but Strout is...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!