Charles Krauthammer, winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary, wrote a nationally syndicated column for The Washington Post Writers Group prior to his death in 2018. Charles Krauthammer, was also winner of the 1984 National Magazine Award for essays. He began writing a weekly column for The Washington Post in January 1985. It eventually appeared in more than 150 newspapers.
In 1978, Charles Krauthammer quit medical practice, came to Washington to direct planning in psychiatric research for the Carter administration, and began contributing articles to The New Republic. During the presidential campaign of 1980, Charles Krauthammer served as a speech writer to Vice President Walter Mondale. He joined The New Republic as a writer and editor in 1981. At one point Charles Krauthammer wrotes regular essays for Time magazine and contributed to several other publications, including The Weekly Standard, The New Republic and The National Interest. Charles Krauthammer was honored by many organizations, from the Center for Security Policy (Mighty Pen Award) to People for the American Way (First Amendment Award). In 2003, he was a recipient of the first annual Bradley Prize. In 2004, he was honored by the American Enterprise Institute with the Irving Kristol Award.