Last week, at the Washington Post, Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz juxtaposed five sentences from the previous weekend’s edition of the New York Times:

  1. “The State Department on Friday said for the first time that ‘top secret’ material had been sent through Hillary Clinton’s private computer server, and that it would not make public 22 of her emails because they contained highly classified information.”

2. “Mr. [I. Charles] McCullough [inspector general of the Intelligence Community] wrote that ‘several dozen emails’ contained classified information, including some now determined to contain information at the ‘top secret/S.A.P.” level.’

3. “That designation refers to ‘special access programs,’ which are among the government’s most closely guarded secrets.”

4. “It is against the law for officials to discuss classified information on unclassified networks used for routine business or on private servers, and the F.B.I. is looking into whether such information was mishandled.”

5. “The Times editorial board has endorsed [Hillary Clinton] three times for federal office — twice for Senate and once in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary — and is doing so again with confidence and enthusiasm.”