Contents 1 Early life and education 2 Early career 3 Crossfire and Slate 4 Subsequent positions 5 Personal 6 See also 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External links


Early life and education[edit] Kinsley was born to a Jewish[1] family in Detroit, Michigan. He attended the Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, then graduated from Harvard College in 1972. At Harvard, Kinsley served as vice president of the university's daily newspaper, The Harvard Crimson. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and studied at Magdalen College, Oxford, then returned to Harvard for law school.


Early career[edit] While still a third-year law student, Kinsley began working at The New Republic. He was allowed to finish his Harvard juris doctor degree through courses at the evening program at The George Washington University Law School. Kinsley's first exposure to a national television audience was as moderator of William Buckley's Firing Line. In 1979, he became editor of The New Republic and wrote the magazine's TRB column for most of the 1980s and 1990s. That column was 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 managing editor of Washington Monthly (in the mid-1970s, while still in school), editor at Harper's (for a year and a half in the early 1980s), and American editor of The Economist (a short-term, honorary position).


Crossfire and Slate[edit] From 1989 to 1995, Kinsley appeared on CNN's Crossfire, co-hosting with conservative Pat Buchanan. Representing the liberal position in the televised political debates, Kinsley combined a dry wit with nerdy demeanor and analytical skills. In January 1995, Kinsley had a cameo on the first episode of the TV sitcom Women of the House, in which the show's main character, Suzanne Sugarbaker, was a guest on Crossfire. He also appeared in three movies during the 1990s: Rising Sun (1993), Dave (1993), and The Birdcage (1996).[2] After leaving Crossfire in 1995, Kinsley returned to his editorial roots, relocating to Seattle to become founding editor of Microsoft's online journal, Slate. In 1998 he was considered for the position of editor in chief of The New Yorker,[3][4] but it was ultimately awarded to David Remnick. In 1999 he was named Editor of the Year by the Columbia Journalism Review for his work at Slate. Kinsley stepped down from Slate in 2002, shortly after disclosing that he had Parkinson's disease.[5]


Subsequent positions[edit] Kinsley next moved to the Los Angeles Times as editorial page editor in April 2004. He maintained his Seattle residence and often worked from there, commuting to Los Angeles on a part-time basis. During his tenure, Kinsley tried to overhaul the paper's editorial page and led an abortive experiment with a Wikitorial, while also receiving criticism from USC professor and feminist advocate Susan Estrich alleging a dearth of editorials written by women. Kinsley announced his departure in September 2005 after a falling out with the publisher.[6] He returned to writing a weekly column for The Washington Post and Slate, and in 2006 he served briefly as American editor of The Guardian. He also became a regular columnist for Time magazine, but in May 2009 wrote that the magazine had "dumped" him.[7] On September 9, 2010, Kinsley and MSNBC pundit Joe Scarborough joined the staff of Politico as the publication's first opinion columnists. On April 29, 2011, Bloomberg L.P. announced that Kinsley had joined the Bloomberg View editorial board. In January 2013, Kinsley re-joined The New Republic as editor at large.[8] In January 2014, Vanity Fair announced that Kinsley would become a contributing editor and write a monthly column.[9]


Personal[edit] In 2002 Kinsley married Patty Stonesifer, a longtime top executive at Microsoft and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. (As a Microsoft vice president, she had managed the Microsoft news portion of the MSNBC merger, which included Slate.) Stonesifer has two adult children from a previous marriage. She is currently president and CEO of Martha's Table, a non-profit that develops sustainable solutions to poverty.[10] In 2002 Kinsley revealed that he had Parkinson's disease,[11] and on July 12, 2006, he underwent deep brain stimulation, a type of surgery designed to reduce its symptoms. According to a humorous postscript to his Time column anticipating the surgery, the operation went well; Kinsley's first words out of the operating room were "Well, of course, when you cut taxes, government revenues go up. Why couldn't I see that before?"[12]


See also[edit] Biography portal Kinsley gaffe List of newspaper columnists


References[edit] ^ Weiss, Anthony (December 9, 2014). "What Will 'New Republic' Exodus Mean for American Jewish Thought?". Jewish Journal.  ^ "Michael Kinsley". IMDB. Retrieved 30 April 2016.  ^ Colford, Paul (July 16, 1998). "Figures Tell Grim New Yorker Story". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 12, 2014.  ^ Shafer, Jack (June 6, 2011). "I Would Have Loved To Piss on Your Shoes". Slate. Retrieved April 12, 2014.  ^ Staff (December 10, 2001). "Going Public With Parkinson's". CBSNews.com. CBS Interactive, Inc. Retrieved January 25, 2015.  ^ Kurtz, Howard (September 14, 2005). "Michael Kinsley and the LA Times Part on 'Unfortunate Note'". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 12, 2010.  ^ Kinsley, Michael (May 21, 2009). "Backward Runs 'Newsweek'". The New Republic. Archived from the original on February 19, 2010.  ^ Calderone, Michael (December 12, 2012). "Michael Kinsley Returns to The New Republic as Editor-at-Large". Huffington Post.  ^ "Michael Kinsley Named Columnist for Vanity Fair by Graydon Carter". Vanity Fair. January 19, 2014. Retrieved February 13, 2014.  ^ "Leadership". Martha's Table. Retrieved April 30, 2016.  ^ Kinsley, Michael (July 31, 2008). "The Audacity of Bill Gates". Time. Retrieved May 12, 2010.  ^ Kinsley, Michael (July 16, 2006). "Yes, It Really Is Brain Surgery". Time. Retrieved May 12, 2010. 


Further reading[edit] "Mine Is Longer Than Yours". New Yorker Magazine. April 7, 2008. Book: Please Don't Remain Calm: Provocations and Commentaries" (W. W. Norton, 2008) "Michael Kinsley's First Bloomberg View Column: What it should say" Slate magazine. April 27, 2011.


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