As executive editor of Roll Call, Capitol Hill’s feisty, independent newspaper, Morton Kondracke has covered all phases of American politics and foreign policy as both a print Pennsylvania Avenue, a twice-weekly column on national politics, White House-Congressional relations, and domestic and foreign policy, syndicated nationally through United Features Syndicate and Newspaper Enterprise Association.
Before becoming the executive editor and columnist of Roll Call, Kondracke served as executive editor and senior editor of The New Republic from 1977-91. He was the Washington bureau chief of Newsweek, a regular panelist on This Week with David Brinkley, and a columnist for The Wall Street Journal. In addition, Kondracke received the Washington Post’s "Crystal Ball Award" in 1994 for predicting the Republican takeover of Congress.
Known to millions of Americans for his 17 years of regular appearances on The McLaughlin Group, Morton Kondracke is now co-host, along with Fred Barnes, of The Beltway Boys on FOX. He gives audiences a timely look inside Washington and the changes Election 2004 may bring.
Author of Saving Milly: Love, Politics and Parkinson’s Disease, which was turned into an inspiring TV movie, Kondracke chronicled his wife’s battle against Parkinson’s disease. Today he discusses why health care should top the national agenda while exploring the health policy issues that matter most to your audience.
Kondracke brings a unique perspective to the issues of our day, as well as to the political dynamics between the White House and Capitol Hill.
A View From Washington
Mort Kondracke gives an up-to-the-minute look at American politics and foreign policy. As a Washington journalist since the early '60s, Mort's observations and amusing anecdotes have the weight of his considerable experience. He'll tell you what's going on in Washington and what changes the next elections might bring. On request he will address your organization's legislative prospects.
Saving Milly: Love, Politics, and Parkinson's Disease
In this inspiring and informative presentation based on his The New York Times best seller of the same name, Mort Kondracke gives audiences a glimpse into a side of American life that is usually left behind closed doors. He shares the story of his own family’s struggle with Parkinson’s disease--a debilitating condition that struck his wife in her middle years. Kondracke describes his transformation from careerist to caregiver and disease activist, and explores the realities of "disease politics" in the campaign to find a cure for Parkinson's and other diseases. He also discusses the need for the U.S. government to re-double its minuscule investment in medical research.
America's Health Agenda
Mort Kondracke has a special interest and in depth knowledge about the condition of health care in the United States. He discusses why health care should be at the top of the national agenda, while exploring: health policy, rising costs, Medicare prescription drugs, prospects for the uninsured, and other issues that are relevant to your audience.