• November 13, 2012
    By Peter Kadzis

    The Washington Post today confirmed what for weeks had been rumored: That Boston Globe editor Marty Baron would exit Morrissey Boulevard to take charge of the Washington Post - a regional newspaper with a national footprint which, for a variety of reasons, has lost much of its historic élan.

    The timing of the move is tinged with a touch of Hollywood. Washington operates on a two-year cycle, just as Congress does. But the quadrennial warp and weft of the presidential election is the rhythm that matters most. The appointment of a forceful talent like Baron at this particular moment reassures the imperial egos of the scribbling class that the stars are still in the heavens.

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