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Washington Post terror fetishist Sally Quinn is back on patrol. In a Dec. 9 Outlook piece, Establishment Washington’s self-designated civil-defense gadfly made a vain attempt to undergird her legendary Sept. 26 op-ed freakout (“We’re all on the front lines now”) with some reporting. Quinn finds (surprise, surprise) that the Pentagon and the White House might have monitoring systems for biochemical attack that are not as available to the general public as, say, a radon home-detection kit. Quinn devotes much of the article, however, to soliciting reassurance from health officials such as National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci and Children’s Hospital Chief Medical Officer Peter Holbrook that her own preparedness jag is “reasonable” (Fauci) or “makes you feel better” (Holbrook). Richard Byrne