Newswatch: Those Low Mid-Term Grades

First with the familiar cocked-head grin, then with the impatient venting of breath that shows he is really irritated, Ronald Reagan got back at the press. "I came in to point out to you accurately where the disarray lies," he said: not in the White House but in the press corps. It was not one of his better one-liners. Far from being in "disarray," the press was in considerable agreement about indecision and disarray in the Administration.

Of course, agreeing is not all that hard for the Washington press corps, to the extent that...

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