I requested to make this change because for the longest time I have wanted to write a column on accountability issues in Washington, much in the spirit of the late columnist Jack Anderson. After 32 years in the business of breaking news at AP, Washington Post, Newsweek, Washington Times, Circa and the Hill, I’ve craved the opportunity to spend more time helping people understand the underlying issues uncovered by accountability journalism.The column format affords me the chance to bring analysis to the table under a wonderfully neutral brand like The Hill. Bob was kind enough to oblige. That said, this is not some sort of coming out party where I suddenly develop a liberal or conservative opinion. Rather, it is designed to allow me to analyze the facts my reporting has uncovered and help readers try to understand the complexities of Washington’s accountability issues. As I have been my whole career, I will continue to be an equal opportunist in looking at all sides of the issues and talking to both sides of the political aisle.
May 14, 2018 at 4:20 PM EDT