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

Paul Greenberg: One picture said it all

It takes strength, patience, endurance, maybe a whole day or even more than one, to clear out a house. Things pile up over the years.

Paul Greenberg: A sense of place

The other day one of those visiting hot-shots from out of town, aka expert consultants, was explaining what a wonderful addition our new Technology Park downtown was going to be. Can a sense of place really be created new -- from scratch?

Paul Greenberg: Awards galore

If you don't think Rodney Forte is doing a bang-up job as head of our local public-housing agency here in little ol' Little Rock, just ask him.

'Tis the season -- of ill will

It happens every two years, regular as the autumnal equinox. And so, right on time, we get this nationwide seizure of attack and counterattack, smear and counter-smear.

Well and simply done, your honors: The court declares a time-out

What's this -- a high court that exercises self-restraint, patience and more than due deliberation? That's what happens when courts get in a hurry and decide to speed up history.

Invitation to a disaster: How does the GOP do it?

An ingenious political party, modern-day Republicans. Yes, but the GOP's prospects look so good this year, or at least they looked good at the start of this year's midterm elections.

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