By Frank Bowman

It has now been announced that the White House briefings on the supposed FBI “spy” on the Trump campaign will include the so-called “Gang of Eight” group of leaders from both parties who are customarily read in on security matters.  This rapid change from the original plan to brief only Republican congressmen Devin Nunes and Trey Gowdy was undoubtedly a response to yesterday’s post on this blog. Lord, I love the power of the press!!

But seriously, folks, the change is a teeny, tiny positive development.  Even if the quick switch was made mostly to improve the awful optics of a Republicans-only meeting, it appears that congressional leadership did squawk a bit at the insult to their institutional prerogatives.  And that’s something, I guess…

P.S. A notochord is the evolutionary precursor to the spine.