TOM MAGUIRE ON THE VAN JONES RESIGNATION: “The controversy has escalated for weeks, and his resignation finally forced the Times to cover it. Folks living in the Times bubble are possibly becoming accustomed to these moments of whiplash – the Times’ first coverage of the Eason Jordan [scandal] at CNN also came with his resignation.”

UPDATE: Vetting mysteries unsolved.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Vetting mysteries explained.