Marc Fisher laments the “nannies” running MoCo: liquor, smoking, and now trans-fats are now controlled by county officials.

E.J. Dionne Jr. turns a phone interview with Al Gore into a column. Gore is promoting his new book. Dionne is promoting how fun it would be if the ex-VP ran for president again. He concludes: “Gore, to his credit, won’t talk about Florida, but I will. Whatever flaws he has, Gore suffered through an extreme injustice with great dignity. His revenge is to have been right about a lot of things: right about the power of the Internet, right about global warming and right about Iraq.”