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WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

Paul Gigot, The Wall Street Journal

From the award-winning opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal, Paul Gigot, Kim Strassel, Bill McGurn and Kyle Peterson discuss the latest from Washington. Get critical perspective and the analysis you need on developments from the nation’s capital. Join them every weekday. Send your feedback to read less

Our Editor's Take

Readers trust The Wall Street Journal for its news and its political commentary. In WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch, four of the newspaper's top correspondents come together in one podcast.

Paul Gigot is the lead host of the WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch podcast, and for good reason. The journalist started working with the newspaper way back in 1980. He's been the editor of the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal since 2001. In his many roles, he also once wrote a weekly column with the title "Potomac Watch." This is where the podcast gets its name. Gigot won a Pulitzer Prize for this column, among other awards. He also hosts the weekly public affairs program The Journal Editorial Report on Fox News.

The rest of the right-leaning panel is as impressive. Kimberley Strassel inherited the column from Gigot in 2007. She received several awards for her journalism, including the Bradley Prize. Kyle Peterson worked as the managing editor of The American Spectator before the WSJ. And Bill McGurn was the editor of the New York Post editorial page before he came to the Journal. On top of that, he served as chief speechwriter for President George W. Bush and Rupert Murdoch. They are all current members of The Wall Street Journal editorial board.

This group has immense experience in politics, economics, and public policy. There is no better team to dissect current events. This is especially true for listeners looking for a more conservative perspective.

Each daily episode runs between 20 to 25 minutes and focuses on no more than two topics from the day's top events. The hosts of WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch present facts before providing their opinions. Their analysis comes from excellent data and provides an angle that might not be obvious to the listener.

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