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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 weekly column, "Potomac Watch", which appears on Fridays.

Biography[edit]

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In 2006, Strassel co-wrote Leaving Women Behind: Modern Families, Outdated Laws (ISBN 0-7425-4545-8), which argues that government regulation interferes with marketplace initiatives to provide women with economic opportunity.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

References[edit]

  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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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:06:04 -0700

Nine months have passed since President Obama installed John Koskinen as IRS Commissioner, charged with unearthing the agency's targeting scandal and restoring its credibility. It's about nine months past time to acknowledge that Mr. Koskinen is the ...

Wall Street Journal

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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:49:48 -0700

Yes, Sen. Pat Roberts's re-election campaign has struggled, but not because he's too conservative. By. Kimberley A. Strassel. Email; Print; 97 Comments. Facebook. Share. 0. Twitter. Google+. LinkedIn. smaller; Larger. Sept. 11, 2014 7:49 p.m. ET ...

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:34:31 -0700

In May, the Wall Street Journal's Kimberley Strassel called Wehby the “Democrats' worst nightmare,” citing her alleged health policy chops. “She's a policy wonk, able to run rings around Oregon's junior senator, especially on health-care reform ...

New York Magazine

New York Magazine
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:52:38 -0700

Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel recently insisted that Brownback's program is faring just fine, mustering a level of denial that sounded almost as if she were a conservative mother who has just caught her son making out with his buddy.
 
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:16:05 -0700

The tragedy and turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri—the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, followed by sometimes violent protests and a heavy-handed police crackdown—have once again brought the national spotlight on race relations in ...
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