Wesley Pruden Will Be Missed

Wesley Pruden, one of my favorite writers, dies at 83

Mr. Pruden was born to be a newspaperman and he relished the various roles he had at The Times, especially the outsize part he played in defining what The Times should be and remains,” Mr. Dolan said in a memo to staff. “For Mr. Pruden, the mission of a newspaper was simple, cover the news without slant or bias and do it without ever belittling a reader’s freedom, mocking his faith or ridiculing his family.

I will miss his twice-weekly Pruden on Politics.