WSJ’s Capital Journal Column to Return

In September, The Observer reported that The Wall Street Journal plans to beef up its Washington coverage–getting a jump on changes that Rupert Murdoch has said he intends to make.

The beefing up appears to have begun. Just in time for the presidential primaries, the paper announced today that, starting Tuesday, it will reinstitute its Capital Journal column, written by Washington executive editor Gerald Seib, which has not run since 2004.

In a statement, Mr. Seib said:

Capital Journal’s mission will be to explain to readers, clearly and concisely, what is happening, what it means, and what comes next, in the worlds of both politics and national security. The goal is to cast an analytical and experienced eye on Washington, to bring new information and insights to the table though independent and fresh reporting, and to help readers feel they understand the forces behind the sometimes baffling twists in Washington and capitals around the world.