It’s been speculated that the White House insider who wrote today’s anonymous N.Y. Times op-ed piece is subconsciously or perhaps consciously looking to be outed. I realize, of course, that many D.C.-based journalists (including those who work for the Times) are looking to unmask him or her as we speak, but if I were an editor involved in this I would say “leave well enough alone…this person, among others, is trying to course-correct an unruly, adolescent, ill-informed, obviously destructive U.S. President…how does it help anyone or anything to out this person?”

N.Y. Times op-ed editor James Dao: “This was a very strongly, clearly written piece by someone who was staking out what we felt was a very principled position that deserved an airing.”