Verbal Class Hero… Driving to a Redskins game awhile back with Matt Cooper, the Time magazine White House correspondent who may be going to prison for refusing to reveal his sources in the Valerie Plame investigation, I finally had a chance to really grill my old friend on why he didn’t just give up these White House shmucks, considering some of them have probably broken the law. We went back and forth for quite a while, and by the time we reached FedEx Field, I was convinced that Matt is doing the right thing. And so I heartily agree with what another mutual friend, Steve Waldman of, says about Matt here.

Paul Glastris

Paul Glastris is the editor in chief of the Washington Monthly. A former speechwriter for President Bill Clinton, he is writing a book on America’s involvement in the Greek War of Independence.