Halfway through his first 100 days in office, President Joe Biden still hasn’t given a formal press conference. It’s probably not the most important issue facing the republic. But it’s not unimportant, either. A functioning democracy requires accountability — read your Thomas Jefferson — and in America, this has traditionally meant the top elected official in the land occasionally stands before the press to take a few direct questions.
Apparently, this tradition is now controversial.
Over the last week or so, the Washington press corps has grown increasingly vocal about its lack of direct access to the president, with stories in The