Friday notes

Kremlinology department: In the Round Robin bar in Willard's, the framed picture of Abraham Lincoln hangs below that of Charles Dickens. And the picture of Robert Taft hangs higher. Make of that what you will.

Reminder: I'll be on Civil War (Internet) Radio at noon (EST). If you miss it, the show may be archived for later listening and I'll blog some impressions later in the day.