MICKEY KAUS wonders why Doris Kearns Goodwin isn’t toast after a recent Los Angeles Times story that, he says, includes some seriously incriminating nuggets in a froth of Goodwin-friendly generality.

I don’t know. It was always hard for me to get excited about the various plagiarism scandals that ruffled the ether earlier this year, and as we move closer to a shooting war against a country somewhat more formidable than Afghanistan these things seem less pressing. But to other people it was a big deal once. I don’t know why it isn’t now.