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Michael Kinsley is Editor-in-Chief of a website planned for 2010 by Atlantic Media. For many years he was the Editor of The New Republic and a columnist for the Washington Post. He was the founding Editor of Slate. He also served as Editor of Harper's, Editorial and Opinion Editor of the Los Angeles Times, American editor of The Economist, and Managing Editor of The Washington Monthly. He has written regular columns for Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and the Times of London. His writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the Readers Digest, the Daily Beast, Conde Nast Traveler, and other publications. For six years he was co-host of the CNN program "Crossfire," appearing five nights a week opposite Pat Buchanan, John Sununu and Robert Novak. He also was William F. Buckley's regular interlocutor on Firing Line and moderator of the Firing Line debates on PBS.

Kinsley lives in Seattle and Washington DC with his wife, Patty Stonesifer.