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William Safire Biography

Title:
Political Columnist of The New York Times
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

“The solution is for the court to require teachers to inform students they have the added right to remain silent for a couple of seconds while others choose to say ‘under God.'”

“Of God and the Flag,” New York Times, Mar. 24, 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Member of the Pulitzer Board, 1995-present
  • Political Columnist, New York Times, 1973-present
Education:
  • Attended Syracuse University
Other:
  • None found