Paul Greenberg Bio

Paul Greenberg

Pulitzer Prize-winning Paul Greenberg, one of the most respected and honored commentators in America, is the editorial page editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

An exceptional craftsman, he gives readers an aesthetic as well as political experience and has evoked comparisons to H.L. Mencken and William Allen White. A thoughtful essayist who can also be a devastating critic, Greenberg describes himself as "an ideologically unreliable conservative."

Greenberg won the 1969 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing and was a Pulitzer finalist in 1978 and 1986. Among his many other honors are the 1988 William Allen White Award, the 1988 Arkansas Associated Press Editorial Writing Award, the 1987 H.L. Mencken Award, the 1983 University of Missouri School of Journalism Medal of Honor, the American Society of Newspaper Editors' 1981 Distinguished Writing Award for Commentary, and the 1964 Grenville Clark Editorial Award. He also won two Walker Stone Awards, in 1985 and 1986.

Greenberg has been on the board of the National Conference of Editorial Writers and served as a Pulitzer jurist in 1984 and 1985. He is the author of the critically acclaimed "Resonant Lives: 50 Figures of Consequence" and "Entirely Personal."

Editorial page editor for the Pine Bluff Commercial in Arkansas from 1962 until 1992 – except for a hiatus as a Chicago Daily News editorial writer in 1966-67 – Greenberg lectures nationwide and regularly provides political analysis on Arkansas network television.






Paul Greenberg Samples

Save the Fulbrights

With its talent for doing just the wrong thing, or at least avoiding the right one, the U.S. State Department has decided to follow the latest trend in American higher education -- over the nearest cliff.

Paul Greenberg: The decline of the West (cont'd)

The latest from the White House is that it has "overwhelming evidence" that Russia is now fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine.

Paul Greenberg: Where we are now

The news is too much with us late and soon, and watching and listening we lay waste our powers. Yet here and there in the familiar murk of the news there comes a sudden shaft of light that reveals just where we are in A.D. 2014.

Paul Greenberg: And they call it ... success!

There are times when the master politician has to be a master illusionist.

What's this -- common sense? From a politician?

Who is this Jeb Bush, why does he make such sense? He's the younger brother of one president, son of another, and in his own right was an effective and popular governor of a big state with a lot of electoral votes.

Paul Greenberg: Death of an old fox

Robert Strauss was one of those figures who belonged to the past long before he passed, a news-maker who hadn't made the news in years.

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