One of the most important and least discussed issues in Washington today — in America today, really — is the profound divide which has opened up between the Pentagon brass and the civilian political appointees who run the Department of Defense. I’ve written about it before. Here’s another very good article about it in today’s Washington Post. Also, in today’s Post, a fun article on what could turn out to be the big story of the 2002 election cycle: the Florida Governor’s race. Bill McBride clearly has the momentum and he’s pulled within a very few points of the stealthily-sleazy Jeb Bush.