Focus instead on the headline, which telegraphs the ideological bias of the story with two words:
HUD job to pit Carson IDEOLOGY against long-standing housing POLICY,Note that Carson has an "ideology," but what HUD does is "policy." I wonder if President Obama's HUD secretary, Julián Castro, had an "ideology."
by Lisa Rein and Elise Viebeck, December 5, 2016
In minds of Post editors and reporters, only conservatives are ideological, while leftists and government bureaucrats are "policy-oriented" and "pragmatic." They don't dabble in "ideology." They deal with policy.
That isn't true, of course. Everything HUD does is and always has been as ideological as Ben Carson's opinions about HUD's operations.