Mary McGrory’s death is going to make my life much more complicated. She was the Ur-liberal. She belonged in the Bureau of Standards. Accordingly, she always saved me a great deal of time, especially when I worked in DC during the mid-80s. I am positive that she is the only columnist of any political persuasion with whom I never once agreed on any topic. So I could wake up, read her column in the Post, and be certain of what I was going to be for or against for the rest of the day. I will miss her, if only because of the way she helped to streamline my life.