he Week Opinion Awards are the only awards recognizing and celebrating the nation’s best opinion writing.
The Week Opinion Awards are an expansion of the magazine’s editorial mission: To select and highlight reasoned, lucid, and insightful commentary, and to encourage intelligent dialogue about current events in a nonpartisan atmosphere.
The Week provides its readers with the best current-events commentary from the Left and the Right, from the United States and abroad. As the media landscape becomes increasingly polarized, The Week Opinion Awards encourage excellence among the opinion journalists who are both thoughtful and eloquent.
This year's awards ceremony were held on May 11 at The W Hotel in Washington, D.C. David Gregory, the moderator of Meet the Press, hosted the ceremony. He was joined by two panelists: Austan Goolsbee, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).
See full coverage of the 2011 Opinion Awards here.
- How to make people like you: 6 science-based conversation hacks
- A scientific argument for dressing a little nicer at work
- Diagnosing the Home Alone burglars' injuries: A professional weighs in
- How John Boehner learned to stop worrying and hate the Tea Party
- Watch The Daily Show mock Fox News' 'white Santa' claim
- A candid look at what went wrong with Mitt Romney's campaign
- How the budget deal could pave the way for immigration reform
- The Black Death is back
- Why a Mike Huckabee presidential run is Chris Christie's worst nightmare
- The Idina Menzel-Taye Diggs split, and 5 other break-ups that hurt us more than it hurt them
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