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Wesley Pruden

Wesley Pruden

American journalist legend and Vietnam War author James Wesley Pruden Jr. is Editor Emeritus of The Washington Times. Mr. Pruden’s first job in the newspaper business dates back to 1951 as a copyboy at the now defunct Arkansas Gazette where he later became a sportswriter and an assistant state editor. In 1982, he joined The Washington Times, four months after the paper began, as chief political correspondent. He became assistant managing editor in 1983, managing editor in 1985, and editor-in-chief in 1992. He retired in January 2008 and became editor-in-chief-emeritus. Mr. Pruden is known for his coverage of President Ronald Reagan. In 1991, he won the H.L. Mencken Prize for excellence in writing and commentary. Mr. Pruden writes a twice-weekly column on politics and national affairs for The Times.

Articles by Wesley Pruden



French President Emmanuel Macron. (Associated Press)

This is no NATO for deadbeats

- The Washington Times


President James Madison. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Making book on a sure thing

- The Washington Times



Rep. Maxine Waters. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Barking mad and proud of it

- The Washington Times





Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein   Associated Press photo

Panic time at Camp Mueller

- The Washington Times








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