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The Weekly Standard
Type Weekly Political Magazine
Format Magazine
Owner Clarity Media Group
Publisher Terry Eastland
Editor Fred Barnes
William Kristol
Founded September 1995
Political alignment Neoconservative
Headquarters 1150 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Circulation 75,487 (Jun 09)
Official website

The Weekly Standard is a American neoconservative opinion magazine[1] published 48 times per year. It was founded by News Corporation and made its debut on September 18, 1995. Its current editors are founder William Kristol and Fred Barnes. The Weekly Standard produces The Daily Standard with commentary and articles written for the magazine's website. Other frequent contributors include Christopher Hitchens, P.J. O'Rourke, Charles Krauthammer, David Frum, Stephen Schwartz, Matt Labash, and Stephen F. Hayes.

Although the publication has never been profitable and "loses more than a million dollars a year", Rupert Murdoch, the head of the News Corporation, had previously dismissed the idea of selling it.[2] In June, 2009, a report circulated that a sale of the publication was imminent to Philip Anschutz, with Murdoch's rationale being that, having purchased The Wall Street Journal in 2007, his interest in the smaller publication had been less forceful.[3][4] Anschutz, for his part, has been an active patron of a number of religious and conservative causes. The Washington Examiner reports that the Examiner's parent company Clarity Media Group has purchased the Standard. [5]

The Weekly Standard has been described as a "redoubt of neoconservatism" and as "the neo-con bible".[6] [7]


Editorial staff

Editorial staff who often appear with by-lines in the magazine:


Contributing editors


The Weekly Standard lists praise from various sources on its website.[8][9]


  1. ^ "Ten years ago, The Weekly Standard debuted, a conservative journal of opinion emanating from Washington, D.C., edited by William Kristol.", "The Week", National Review, October 24, 2005
  2. ^ "Murdoch's Game", The New Yorker, 2006-10-16
  3. ^ "Will The Standard Pass From Murdoch to Anschutz?" by David Carr in the Media Decoder blog, The New York Times, June 10, 2009, 11:15 am EDT; citing report on the Los Angeles Times’s Company Town blog. Retrieved 6/15/09.
  4. ^ "News Corp. Close to Selling Weekly Standard" by Nat Worden, The Wall Street Journal online, June 11, 2009. Retrieved 6/15/09.
  5. ^ Weekly Standard sold to Washington Examiner parent company Washington Examiner
  6. ^ Max Boot, What the Heck Is a 'Neocon'?, Wall Street Journal, December 30, 2002, "the Weekly Standard, ... is known as a redoubt of 'neoconservatism.'"
  7. ^ Economist Magazine Neo-Con Bible
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ [2]

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