Don't leak the mailbag
Heroic bloodshed, the case against means-testing, and What's Up With Secretary Pete
I’m not going to do a whole column on this, but I did want to flag that I’m concerned the upshot of the leaked draft opinion is going to be that the final decision is substantively the same but less explicit about saying “we are overturning Roe v. Wade,” and that will get covered as a big win for moderation.
Winternet: Matt was talking today about “Once [getting] an extremely boring scoop”. I would love to hear the story of the one time in his career he “broke news” as someone who was never a reporter, why hasn’t there been another scoop?
On May 24, 2017, I published “Someone killed a congressional inquiry into America’s sky-high transit construction costs,” which broke some news about an internecine struggle within the Democratic Party over whether to order a GAO report into U.S. mass transit costs. It’s a very boring scoop! But what I find most frustrating about it is that the story is actually a bit more interesting than it appears, I just can’t really explain what was interesting ab…