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Peggy Noonan
Columnist, The Wall Street Journal
Peggy Noonan is an opinion columnist at the Wall Street Journal where her column, Declarations, has run since 2000.
She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2017.  A political analyst for NBC News, she is the author of nine books on American politics, history and culture, from her most recent, “The Time of Our Lives,” to her first, “What I Saw at the Revolution.” She is one of ten historians and writers who contributed essays on the American presidency for the book, “Character Above All.” Noonan was a special assistant and speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan. In 2010 she was given the Award for Media Excellence by the living recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor; the following year she was chosen as Columnist of the Year by The Week. She has been a fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, and has taught in the history department at Yale University.
Before entering the Reagan White House, Noonan was a producer and writer at CBS News in New York, and an adjunct professor of Journalism at New York University. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up there, in Massapequa Park, Long Island, and in Rutherford, New Jersey. She is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Rutherford. She lives in New York City. In November, 2016 she was named one of the city's Literary Lions by the New York Public Library.
LATEST ARTICLES
DECLARATIONS
What Milley Got Right—and Wrong
His preoccupation with his own image points to a larger problem, though his talk with Li was justified.
Peggy NoonanSeptember 23, 2021
DECLARATIONS
America Has Lost the Thread
It feels like we no longer live in the country that came together after 9/11. How do we get that back?
Peggy NoonanSeptember 16, 2021
DECLARATIONS
A Day of Grief and Human Glory
Twenty years after 9/11, New Yorkers who lived through it still feel the shock of the falling towers.
Peggy NoonanSeptember 9, 2021
DECLARATIONS
The Afghan Fiasco Will Stick to Biden
It hit at his reputational core. He no longer comes across as empathetic, much less serious.
Peggy NoonanSeptember 2, 2021
DECLARATIONS
What Might Have Been at Tora Bora
A missed opportunity to get bin Laden set the stage for 20 years of frustrating, painful war in Afghanistan.
Peggy NoonanAugust 26, 2021
DECLARATIONS
What Biden Can Still Save in Afghanistan
His careless withdrawal stranded thousands of U.S. citizens and an untold number of local allies.
Peggy NoonanAugust 19, 2021
DECLARATIONS
Covid Anxiety and Fear of the Base
Americans need to be more tactful and understanding when it comes to measures like masks and vaccines.
Peggy NoonanAugust 12, 2021
DECLARATIONS
New York’s Capital Is Crazytown
The report on Cuomo finds credible allegations of sexual harassment—and a deep weirdness.
Peggy NoonanAugust 5, 2021
DECLARATIONS
The Jan. 6 Committee Carries History’s Weight
Its members need to nail down what happened on the Capitol—including in their colleagues’ offices.
Peggy NoonanJuly 29, 2021
DECLARATIONS
The Culture War Is a Leftist Offensive
Democrats have become more extreme on social issues, and they aren’t prepared for the backlash.
Peggy NoonanJuly 8, 2021
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