These days, George W. Bush rarely comments on political matters. But he veered from that course to make the following (somehow controversial) remarks on the importance of a free press: “I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy. That we need the media to hold people like me to account. I mean, power can be very addictive and it can be corrosive and it’s important for the media to call to account people who abuse their power, whether it be here or elsewhere … It’s kind of hard to, you know, tell others to have an independent free press when we’re not willing to have one ourselves.”

+ On Friday, Trump announced that he would be the first president in 36 years to skip the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Here are my 12 takes on what should happen at the stupid event made even more stupid this year (and why the caterer is the big loser in all this): Guess Who’s Not Coming to Dinner?