Meet the judges for the Loop’s embassy-naming contest


The U.S. embassy: What should we do with it? (Anonymous/Associated Press)

Terrence Smith is a Pulitzer prize nominee (and a former Loop contest winner) whose career included two decades at The New York Times, as well as stints at CBS News and the PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. You can often catch him guest-hosting NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show.

ProPublica reporter Dafna Linzer is known for her international and foreign affairs reportage. She’s a former Post colleague, and spent 10 years as a foreign correspondent for the Associated Press, where she reported from Baghdad on that infamous hunt for weapons of mass destruction.

Aaron Blake is one of the wizards behind the wildly popular Fix blog. Despite being a crack political mind, he also happens to be quite funny.

An impressive and — as we’ve warned you, un-bribeable, lineup.

They’ll be sifting through the hundreds of responses. Might they pick yours to win a coveted Loop T-shirt? Only if you submit one, of course — and remember, the deadline is midnight on Friday.

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.

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