Who Speaks For America?

Wesley Pruden, the avowedly conservative editor-in-chief of the right-wing Washington Times, has spent a cold decade in the shadow of The Washington Post. So it should come as no surprise in these days of Republican ascendancy that Pruden takes special pleasure in needling his storied crosstown rival. "I get the feeling that since the election, the top editors at The Washington Post are wandering around like a duck hit on the head with a wooden spoon," Pruden says in his deep Arkansas drawl. "They're still trying to figure out what happened."

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