Michael Kinsley is an American political journalist, commentator, and television host. Primarily active in print media as both a writer and editor, he also became known to television audiences as a co-host on CNN’s ?Crossfire?.
In 1979 Kinsley became editor of ?The New Republic? and wrote that magazine’s TRB column for most of the 1980s and 1990s. That column was also reprinted in a variety of newspaper op-ed pages, including ?The Washington Post, and made Kinsley’s reputation as a leading political commentator.
Kinsley also served as the founding editor of its online journal ?Slate?. In 1999 he was named “Editor of the Year” by the Columbia Journalism Review. Kinsley stepped down from Slate in 2002, shortly after disclosing that he suffers from Parkinson’s Disease.
Kinsley next moved to the ?Los Angeles Times? as the Editorial Page Editor in April 2004, a position he held until September 2005.
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