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George Lardner Jr.

George Lardner Jr. was a reporter for more than 40 years at the Washington Post where he also did brief stints as a columnist and editor. He won a Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in 1993 for articles on the murder of his youngest daughter, Kristin. He covered most of the beats in Washington, from Congress and the White House, to the CIA and the FBI, but spent most of his time as an investigative reporter. He was chairman of the Fund for Investigative Journalism for about 10 years and remains on its board. He is now an associate at the Center for the Study of the Presidency, working on a history of the presidential pardon power. He is also an occasional op-ed page contributor to the New York Times and the Washington Post.



A columnist's sleight of hand
COMMENTARY | October 30, 2008
David Brooks is very bright, Morton Mintz and George Lardner, Jr., seem to agree. So why does he resort to poppycock to promote anti-government positions?

Unaccountable for life
COMMENTARY | May 27, 2008
Is appointing judges a better alternative than letting the public elect them? George Lardner, Jr., takes issue with a New York Times article that seems to argue that the failure of the media to cover judicial issues is reason enough to scuttle elections in favor of out-of-sight, out-of-mind appointments.

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