Christopher Daly teaches writing and the history of American journalism at Boston University. He has written for The Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly, The Boston Globe and the Columbia Journalism Review. He is the co-author of Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World.
As the Republicans prepared for their national convention, the party's official Web site welcomed party members to Philadelphia and pointed out helpfully that the city has two airports. In a telling aside, the GOP planners also noted that one of the airports could "accommodate private and corporate planes."