Examiner columnist Michael Barone wins prestigious Bradley Prize

Congratulations are in order. It was just announced that Examiner’s very own Michael Barone has just won a Bradley Prize:

The Bradley Prizes formally recognize individuals of extraordinary talent and dedication who have made contributions of excellence in areas consistent with The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation’s mission.  Up to four Prizes of $250,000 each are awarded annually to innovative thinkers and practitioners whose achievements strengthen the legacy of the Bradley brothers and the ideas to which they were committed.

Each year, Bradley Prize nominations are solicited from a national panel of more than 100 prominent individuals involved in academia, public-policy research, journalism, civic affairs, and the arts.  All nominees are carefully evaluated by a distinguished selection committee that makes recommendations to the Foundation’s Board of Directors, which selects them.  The Prize winners are then honored at a celebratory awards ceremony.

Along with Barone, prizes were also awarded this year to former Federal Election Commission member Bradley Smith, Wall Street Journal editorial page editor Paul Gigot, and Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor. By winning the prize, Barone also joins an impressive list of public intellectuals who have won the prize in previous years.

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