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Kimberley A. Strassel (born July 24, 1972) is an author and member of the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board. She writes a right-wing weekly column, "Potomac Watch", which appears on Fridays. r


Strassel grew up in Buxton, Oregon, where she graduated in 1990 from Banks High School in nearby Banks.[1] She graduated from Princeton University in 1994 with a B.A. in Public Policy and International Affairs. Before joining the Editorial Board she was a news assistant for the European edition of the WSJ in Brussels (1994–1996) and a staff writer covering technology for the WSJ Europe in London (1996–1999). She moved to New York in 1999 to cover real estate before quickly joining the editorial page as an assistant features editor. She became a senior editorial writer and member of the editorial board in 2005.

In 2001, Strassel was the first mainstream journalist to cover problems with Michael Bellesiles's Arming America. While Strassel won an award for her work on the issue, when the concerns that Strassel raised turned out to be correct, Bellesiles lost his professorship at Emory University and had his Bancroft Prize revoked.

In 2006, Strassel co-wrote Leaving Women Behind: Modern Families, Outdated Laws (ISBN 0-7425-4545-8), which argues that government regulation interferes with marketplace initiatives to provide women with economic opportunity.

Strassel profiled Sarah Palin in a 2008 article entitled I Haven't Always Just Toed the Line.[2] The article originally appeared in the Weekend Interview section of The Wall Street Journal on November 1, 2008.

In 2012, Strassel wrote an editorial in the WSJ that alleged the Obama campaign was targeting Frank L. VanderSloot, a national finance co-chair for Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign and a top campaign donor.[3] Strassel's editorial was disputed by Rachel Maddow,[4] Lewiston Morning Tribune editor Marty Trillhaase,[5] and David Shere of Media Matters for America.[6] In May 2013, Strassel reported that the IRS (not the Obama campaign) targeted conservatives, including Frank L. VanderSloot.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Strassel married journalist Matthew Rose at her parents' home in Buxton, Oregon on July 15, 2000.[8]


  1. ^ Smith, Taylor (June 27, 2014). "Buxton native and Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel wins Bradley Prize". The Oregonian. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "I Haven't Always Just Toed the Line". The Wall Street Journal. November 1, 2008. 
  3. ^ Strassel, Kimberley A. (May 10, 2012). "Strassel: Trolling for Dirt on the President's List". The Wall Street Journal. 
  4. ^ The Rachel Maddow Show. May 15, 2012 http://video.msnbc.msn.com/the-rachel-maddow-show/47302840#47302840 |url= missing title (help). Retrieved September 28, 2012. 
  5. ^ Trillhaase, Marty (August 1, 2012). "Picking On Idaho's defenseless millionaire". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  6. ^ Shere, David (May 14, 2012). "Fox, WSJ Pass Off Top Romney Campaign Official As A "Private Citizen"". Media Matters for America. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  7. ^ Strassel, Kimberley A. (May 19, 2013). "Strassel: The IRS Scandal Started at the Top". The Wall Street Journal. 
  8. ^ "WEDDINGS; Kimberley Strassel, Matthew Rose". The New York Times. July 16, 2000. 

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:02:30 -0700

When will Republicans get better at pushing back against bogus claims that they ignore ordinary people? By. Kimberley A. Strassel. Oct. 30, 2014 8:02 p.m. ET. 193 COMMENTS. The 2014 midterms already deserve to be remembered as the moment when ...

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:40:32 -0700

Republicans are poised to make big gains in the state Democrats thought would be a national model for liberal governance. By. Kimberley A. Strassel. Oct. 23, 2014 7:40 p.m. ET. 224 COMMENTS. Alamosa, Colo. The political class is so focused on what ...

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Wall Street Journal
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:38:46 -0700

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Los Angeles Times
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:18:42 -0700

Panel: Peggy Noonan, the Wall Street Journal; Kimberley Strassel, the Wall Street Journal; Mark Halperin; Tavis Smiley, Jonathan Martin, the New York Times. (N) 8 a.m. KCBS. Meet the Press Midterm elections; control of the Senate; GOP's agenda; 2016: ...
Orlando Sentinel
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:21:38 -0700

Kimberley Strassel of The Wall Street Journal; Mark Halperin of Bloomberg Politics; PBS host Tavis Smiley; and Jonathan Martin of The New York Times. cComments. Got something to say? Start the conversation and be the first to comment. Add a comment. 0.

American Spectator

American Spectator
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:51:52 -0700

It is this very proposal that drew the ire of the Wall Street Journal's Kimberley Strassel, who lambasted it as an abandonment of Reaganomics and tax cutting across the board. She even likens the child tax credit to just another redistributionist, rent ...
National Catholic Register
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:19:17 -0700

Feminist author Kimberley Strassel concurs. A member of The Wall Street Journal's editorial board, Strassel wrote: “Mr. Udall and his allies have beaten the 'war on women' drum harder than any campaign.” Until last spring, Udall was considered among ...


Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:27:07 -0700

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has twice won elections he was supposed to lose. If Democrats maintain control of the Senate in November, much of the credit will go to the wily Nevada Democrat. Reid is not on the ballot this year, ...

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