John McQuaid

About John McQuaid

John McQuaid, a Washington writer, covered two presidential campaigns. He is the coauthor of “Path of Destruction: The Devastation of New Orleans and the Coming Age of Superstorms.”

New Media Battles Old to Define Internet-Era Politics

By Politics June 15, 2008

The media are constantly on the lookout for the odd moment that might capture some revealing truth about a candidate — and, ideally, create a feeding frenzy that consumes the campaign. ... The problem is, such issues are almost always essentially trivial, having little to do with substantive issues or how a candidate might actually behave once in office. Read more