John McCaslin

Inside the Beltway heard from numerous readers after writing about a bipartisan group of lawmakers who last week introduced the Free Flow of Information Act of 2007, seeking to further protect free speech and a free press, including reporters who refuse to reveal confidential sources.

One reader named "Art" doesn't support the legislation, saying he's concerned that national security is being "undermined" by continued leaks to the press, anonymous or otherwise.

Furthermore, he reminds us: "The media, in general, is thought about as highly as Congress, lawyers, used car salesmen, liars, thieves and con men, with very few exceptions."

War and Pizza

With a pizza, you get-a romance!
The aroma, she make-a you dance!
But the folks at Fort Dix,
Have-a learned to say nix,
They no more-a give pizza a chance.
--F.R. Duplantier

John McCaslin

John McCaslin is a contributing columnist on and author of Inside The Beltway: Offbeat Stories, Scoops, and Shenanigans from around the Nation's Capital .

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