Editorial Judgment

EDITORIAL JUDGMENT….The Washington Post ran this story today:

GOP Star to Skip Convention

The most popular Republican in the country will not be speaking at the Republican National Convention. The party’s number one asset, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, will not even be there — and may not be in the United States, according to U.S. officials.

Sounds juicy! But three paragraphs down it turns out that this is routine. Cabinet officers never speak at party conventions.

Why then did the Post run this story?

Support Nonprofit Journalism

If you enjoyed this article, consider making a donation to help us produce more like it. The Washington Monthly was founded in 1969 to tell the stories of how government really works—and how to make it work better. Fifty years later, the need for incisive analysis and new, progressive policy ideas is clearer than ever. As a nonprofit, we rely on support from readers like you.

Yes, I’ll make a donation