Speaking of whether Donald Rumsfeld's days in the Bush administration are (or should be) numbered, a "news analysis" in The New York Times explains that "three critical forces will probably determine whether the defense secretary keeps his job: the White House, Republican lawmakers and Mr. Rumsfeld himself." Of these, "The White House is the most important." Still, "Perhaps the single greatest factor in whether Mr. Rumsfeld remains in his job is Mr. Rumsfeld himself." Then again, those Republican lawmakers are pretty important too. I think I prefer my news unanalyzed.