Some oldtimers say that it hasn't been this way since World War II, when shadowy figures moved up and down the Washington avenues, when Presidents and Vice Presidents and generals and diplomats rolled up their collars and scurried off into the night for secret meetings, carrying confidential proposals.
Maybe the Bay of Pigs was another such time, or the Cuban missile crisis. But then all of these episodes dealt with the national security and military moves.
Now, instead, we have a political crisis that has produced something of the same mood, something of the same kind of clandestine ballet. Baltimore Prosecutor...