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Walter Shapiro is an American columnist. He began writing his twice weekly “Hype & Glory” column for “USA Today” in the fall of 1995. During the first four years of the Clinton administration, Shapiro served as “Esquire’s” political voice in Washington, creating the monthly “Our Man in the White House” column which covered the president and politics.
Shapiro has written for numerous publications throughout his career. He was a senior writer for “Time” specializing in government and politics and also was the magazine’s correspondent covering the 1992 Clinton campaign. He has also written for “Newsweek,” “The Washington Post,” and edited for “Washington Monthly.” In 1992, Shapiro was named by the Gihon Foundation to its Council on Ideas.
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