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April 12, 2009
Mona Charen
Mona Charen, Syndicated Columnists
Mona Charen BIO:
Mona Charen, Syndicated Columnist & Political Analyst

CURRENT:
· Syndicated Columnist since 1987 with column featured in 200 papers including the Boston Globe, the Baltimore Sun, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and The Washington Times.

PREVIOUS:
· Editorial Assistant, National Review magazine
· Speechwriter for Nancy Reagan (1984) · Associate Director of the Office of Public Liaison
· Regular Commentator on CNNís Capital Gang and Capital Gang Sunday for 6 years

EDUCATION:
Undergraduate degree from Barnard College, Columbia University
Law Degree from George Washington University

BOOKS:
·Author, "Useful Idiots: How Liberals Got It Wrong in the Cold War and Still Blame America First" (2003)
·Author, "Do-Gooders: How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help --and the Rest of Us (2005)

PERSONAL:
· Married with 3 sons


Ruth Marcus
Ruth Marcus, Syndicated Columnists
Ruth Marcus BIO:
Ruth Marcus, Syndicated Columnist

CURRENT:
·Member of Editorial Board, Washington Post
·Syndicated Columnist

PREVIOUS:
·Began working for Washington Post in 1984

EDUCATION:
·Yale
·Law Degree from Harvard

PERSONAL:
·Married to FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz

·Two daughters




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Info: Two people who were originally on Q&A together in 2006 return for an encore appearance. Mona Charen and Ruth Marcus are both syndicated columnists. Ruth Marcus also sits on the Washington Post Editorial Board. They grew up friends in Livingston, New Jersey and remain friends today even with very different political philosophies. Three years after their first Q&A interview, they return to continue their discussion on politics, journalism, and family.





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