The 1999 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Commentary

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For distinguished commentary, Five thousand dollars ($5,000).

Awarded to Maureen Dowd of The New York Times for her fresh and insightful columns on the impact of President Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky.

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Columbia University Provost Jonathan R. Cole presents Maureen Dowd with the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary.

Finalists

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Nat Hentoff of The Village Voice, a New York City weekly, for his passionate columns championing free expression and individual rights, and Donald Kaul of The Des Moines Register for his witty columns from Washington on politics and other national issues.