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Introducing Charles Krauthammer.

Byline: The Register-Guard

You'd never guess that Charles Krauthammer was a conservative by looking at his resume.

Born in New York City and raised in Montreal, he was educated at McGill University, Oxford University and Harvard, where he earned a degree in medicine in 1975. He practiced medicine as a psychiatrist for three years, then directed planning in psychiatric research for the Carter administration. In 1980, he worked as a speechwriter for Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale.

That experience served as a bridge into journalism, and he joined The New Republic as a writer and editor in 1981. He began writing a weekly column for The Washington Post in 1985, and in 1987 won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. He writes for a variety of magazines, including Time, The Weekly Standard and The National Interest.

Krauthammer's interests are eclectic, his approach is skeptical and his politics are conservative. His motto, he once wrote, is: "If the United States Senate votes 98-0 on anything, it's wrong." His beat, he says, is ideas, and his mission is to challenge conventional wisdom. Krauthammer's column appears in more than 100 newspapers, including, as of today, The Register-Guard.

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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Article Type:Editorial
Date:Apr 24, 2003
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