An enemy of the American people came into my office Friday night to talk about a story he was working on.

The story was about a 17-year-old kid involved in a controversy at his school. The enemy of the people was concerned because the kid is going through a difficult time. Telling the story could make things worse. In the end, the enemy of the people decided to keep gathering information but not rush to publication.

Just before that conversation, I had spent a couple of hours talking to aspiring enemies of the people from the University of Texas Enemies of the People School. A half-dozen of them had come from Austin to interview for the one-year fellowships we award to young enemies who are interested in working in our Washington, D.C., and Austin bureaus. ...

Mike Wilson is editor of the Dallas Morning News. @mWilstory