Other interesting stories in The Washington Post

(Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Road trip!!! Ray LaHood is bound for Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota this summer, reports our colleague Ashley Halsey. Why? Because then the secretary of transportation can say he’s been to all 50 states — whoohoo! (What about, say, Guam? Yep, just did it!)

“There is nothing sexy about the D.C. Council, so stop trying to make it like that.”

Petula Dvorak on the “sense of entitlement” (designer shoes, fully-loaded SUVs, etc.) that seems to underlie the latest city scandals. Any coincidence, she wonders, that both of our recently indicted council members are princelings of political dynasties?