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Michael Kinsley

Michael KinsleyAKA Michael E. Kinsley

Born: 9-Mar-1951
Birthplace: Detroit, MI

Gender: Male
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Pundit, Columnist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Founding editor of Slate

Michael Kinsley is an omnipresent pundit, writing from a slightly left of center perspective. He was the founding editor of Slate, a long-time contributing writer at Time, co-host "from the left" on CNN's Crossfire for six years, twice editor of The New Republic magazine, and a former editor of Harpers and the Washington Monthly. In December 2001 Kinsley announced that he had Parkinson's disease and subsequently stepped down from Slate, but in early 2004 he accepted an editorial position at the Los Angeles Times, and he has since bounced from The Atlantic to Politico. Long ago he was the moderator for William F. Buckley's television debate show Firing Line.

Wife: Patty Stonesifer (President of the Gates Foundation)

    High School: Cranbrook Kingswood School, Bloomfield Hills, MI
    University: BA, Harvard University (1972)
    University: Oxford University
    Law School: JD, Harvard Law School (1977)

    Politico Columnist (2010-)
    Atlantic Monthly Columnist (2009-)
    Time Columnist (2007-09)
    The Guardian Columnist (2006)
    The Washington Post Columnist
    The Los Angeles Times Editorial and Opinion Editor (2004-05)
    Slate (1996-2002)
    Microsoft Slate
    The Economist American editor
    Harper's (1980s)
    The New Republic (1979-)
    The Washington Monthly (1970s)
    The Harvard Crimson
    Rhodes Scholarship
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Parkinson's

    Firing Line

    Running Mates (13-Aug-2000) · Himself
    The Birdcage (8-Mar-1996) · TV Host
    Rising Sun (30-Jul-1993) · T.V. Panel Member
    Dave (7-May-1993) · Himself

Author of books:
Curse of the Giant Muffins and other Washington Maladies (1987, nonfiction)
Big Babies: On Presidents, Politics, and National Crazes (1996, essays, columns 1984-96)

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