One of the most prolific and thoughtful commentators on the U.S. political scene today, Kinsley turns his razor sharp intellect and dead-on commentary to our financial system.
Kinsley served as editor of the New Republic, and as the liberal half of the original "Crossfire" team with Pat Buchanan, as well as John Sununu and Robert Novak.
He also worked with the late William F. Buckley on "Firing Line"- The Commonwealth Club of California
Phil Bronstein was named executive chair of the board of The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) in April 2012, when the organization merged with The Bay Citizen. Bronstein joined the CIR board in 2006 and became board chair in 2011. He is now in charge of overall operations. Previously, Bronstein was editor-at-large and director of content development for Hearst Newspapers. Before that, he was executive vice president and editor-at-large of the San Francisco Chronicle, after serving as the newspaper’s editor from 2000 to 2008. Bronstein was editor of the San Francisco Examiner, which merged with the Chronicle in 2000, from 1991 to 2000. He started at the Examiner as a reporter in 1980, where he specialized in investigative projects and was a foreign correspondent for eight years. He was a 1986 Pulitzer Prize finalist for his work in the Philippines. Before joining the Examiner, he was a reporter with public television station KQED in San Francisco. He is the former chairman of the American Society of Newspaper Editors’ International Committee and is currently on the advisory board of Litquake, the annual San Francisco literary festival.
Michael Kinsley is the founding editor of Slate. He currently writes a column for both Slate and the Washington Post. Kinsley founded Slate in 1995 and was its editor for six years.
For two decades he was associated with The New Republic, as its editor and as author of its "TRB From Washington" column. He was editor-in-chief of Harper's, editorial and opinion editor of the Los Angeles Times, editor of the American Survey department at The Economist, and managing editor of The Washington Monthly.
Kinsley co-hosted CNN's Crossfire for six years, and also moderated William F. Buckley's Firing Line debates. Kinsley has written regular columns for The New Republic, Time, The Wall Street Journal and the Times of London.