What Washington is talking about this week.

What Washington is talking about this week.

What Washington is talking about.
Oct. 28 2006 7:15 AM

Zeitgeist Checklist, Course-Staying Edition

What Washington is talking about this week.

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10. New This Week [UP ARROW]

Live to Tell Celebrities. As hordes of critics accuse her of kidnapping, extortion, and cultural genocide, Madonna tells Oprah she will never apologize for adopting a baby from Malawi, but agrees to apologize for Evita. A blue-ribbon panel of child-rearing experts declares that having good parents is more important than having rich parents, and urges Britney Spears and Kevin Federline to send their new baby to Malawi.

Michael Grunwald, a staff reporter for the Washington Post, is the author of The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise.

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