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Commentator Bill Kristol to join Los Angeles Times writer Patt Morrison for online discussion of U.S. politics May 17

D.J. Eaton

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Conservative commentator Bill Kristol will join Los Angeles Times columnist Patt Morrison for an online discussion of American politics on May 17. The event will begin on Zoom at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Free access can be obtained by registering at Eventbrite.

Kristol is a co-founder of Defending Democracy Together, an organization of "Republicans, former Republicans, and conservatives committed to protecting every American’s right to vote." He is also a co-founder and editor-at-large of The Bulwark, a news website. He hosts Conversations with Bill Kristol on YouTube and Spotify.

Kristol was chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle during the presidency of George H. W. Bush. Kristol also served as a founding editor of the now-defunct magazine The Weekly Standard, which failed after many of its readers had been drawn to Donald Trump and Kristol had become a Never Trumper. He has since worked as a commentator for The New York Times, ABC and Fox News.

Writing in The New York Times on September 30, 2019, he called upon leading Republicans to challenge Trump for the party’s presidential nomination. "You can play a role in overcoming the shame and stain of the past three years, and in the reformation of a once great party. Win or lose, you will go down in the history books as a man or woman of honor," he said.

Morrison is an accomplished print and broadcast journalist whose work has been recognized with two Pulitzer Prizes and six Emmys. Some of her recent columns in the Los Angeles Times have been about the coronation of King Charles III and insults to Los Angeles from outsiders.

The May 17 virtual event is part of the America at a Crossroads series, organized by two Los Angeles-based organizations, Community Advocates, Inc. and Jews United for Democracy.

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