Stephen G. Smith


Stephen G. Smith is Editor of the Washington Examiner. He has served as top editor of U.S. News & World Report, executive editor of Newsweek, editor of the Nation section of Time, editor of National Journal, and was founding editor of Civilization magazine. He has served as Washington bureau chief for the Houston Chronicle, Washington news editor for Knight Ridder newspapers, and an editor and reporter for the Boston Globe and the Philadelphia Inquirer. He is an alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania.

Articles by Stephen G. Smith

  • Sartorial advice for Mitt Romney

    January 05, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Much has been made about Mitt Romney’s inability to connect with voters. He seems dogged by the perception that he’s not authentic. And a big reason for that is the inauthentic way he “dresse... Read More…

  • It takes 18 vehicles to get the Veep to work

    November 21, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Exasperated Metro riders and traffic-jammed drivers may be interested to know how the imperial Vice President, Joe Biden, got downtown this morning: At 9:25 he raced through panicky motorists... Read More…

  • 'Fighter' Obama puts his likability on the line

    October 05, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    The emergence of the new tough-talking, angry-sounding, confrontational President Obama has heartened liberals who worried that he was too willing to compromise and unable to hold his ground... Read More…

  • How Obama could win if Obamacare loses

    September 29, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    It may sound counterintuitive, but here’s betting that President Obama wouldn’t be at all upset if the high court rules that his health plan is unconstitutional. By urging an expedited... Read More…

  • Editor

    October 14, 2010 at 2:14 PM

    Bill Clinton charged that George W. Bush was the worst president since he left office. Read More…

  • Stephen G. Smith: In defense of Obama's golfing adventures

    April 20, 2010 at 2:00 AM

    On my way to work on Monday -- "a day when all of nature cried fore," in the words of noted golfing writer P. G. Wodehouse -- I was startled to hear my Better Half denounce President Obama... Read More…

  • A descendant of slaves rises to the Supreme Court

    July 11, 2009 at 11:00 PM

    _ Born: Pin Point, Ga., June 23, 1948, a descendant of slaves. _ Moved in with grandparents Myers and Christine Anderson, Savannah, Ga., 1955. _ Attended St. John Vianney's Minor Seminary in... Read More…

  • Ringside at the Inauguration

    January 19, 2009 at 11:00 PM

    Reporters like to say that journalism gives them a ringside seat on history, but this claim is mostly metaphor, a romantic way of saying they are closer to the action than the average Joe but... Read More…

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