Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Mollie Hemingway Wins Salvatori Prize for American Citizenship

 

For those of us unfamiliar with the prize:

Named for the entrepreneur, philanthropist, and dedicated conservative activist Henry Salvatori, the Salvatori Prize is awarded annually to an American citizen or organization who upholds and advances the principles of the American Founding, embodies the virtues of character and mind that animated the Founders and exemplifies the spirit of independent and entrepreneurial citizenship in the United States.

For more about the award and list of recipients back through 1999: https://www.heritage.org/article/the-salvatori-prize-american-citizenship

If I had to choose one media individual whose judgment/words I find most trustworthy, it would be Mollie Hemingway. Why? Because she is that rare commodity in journalism: a truly independent thinker who does not attempt to elevate herself by lowering those who disagree with her. Measured, practical, clear: Mollie comes across as much more interested in presenting her position/thoughts effectively than playing “gotcha” with someone else. IOW, she’s blessedly short on spin-meister, activist genes :-) In an era with many talking about principles, she acts principled…and focuses on the really old principles, the ones that guarantee others will be free to act as they believe long after she’s gone.

Her spoken and written words, like this recent short piece, are to the point, well reasoned, always worth a listen/read (she has an upcoming book on the Kavanaugh confirmation). They are sourced and presented in a length and manner accessible to average Americans. Heritage made a good choice in presenting her with this particular award, and Hillsdale journalism students will be fortunate to have her as a professor.

Author, journalist, professor, media commentator, wife, mother, person of undeterred faith and curious mind…a #WomanOfSubstance is our Mollie.

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  1. Arahant Member

    Yay, @MollieHemingway!

    • #1
    • April 30, 2019, at 11:20 PM PDT
    • 6 likes
  2. Vectorman Thatcher

    So far, she’s on track to follow Thomas Sowell as a writer whose column is “never wrong.” In all my years of reading Dr. Sowell, I disagreed maybe one time, only because I had technical knowledge about a subject.

    • #2
    • May 1, 2019, at 3:19 AM PDT
    • 4 likes
  3. PHCheese Member

    Way to go Mollie!

    • #3
    • May 1, 2019, at 5:26 AM PDT
    • 2 likes
  4. Stad Thatcher

    Good for her! [applause]

    • #4
    • May 1, 2019, at 5:51 AM PDT
    • 2 likes
  5. John Park Member

    Well deserved!

    • #5
    • May 1, 2019, at 6:12 AM PDT
    • 2 likes
  6. colleenb Member
    colleenb Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I still miss the Hemingway show. What married couple didn’t understand and love the Fight of the Week. Kudos to M Z Hemingway and the family who supports her.

    • #6
    • May 1, 2019, at 8:08 AM PDT
    • 9 likes
  7. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    colleenb (View Comment):

    I still miss the Hemingway show. What married couple didn’t understand and love the Fight of the Week. Kudos to M Z Hemingway and the family who supports her.

    I loved Mollie’s laugh on that show. It’s a beautiful laugh.

    • #7
    • May 1, 2019, at 9:05 AM PDT
    • 8 likes
  8. Mim526 Member
    Mim526

    colleenb (View Comment):

    I still miss the Hemingway show. What married couple didn’t understand and love the Fight of the Week. Kudos to M Z Hemingway and the family who supports her.

    Reminds me of Mollie mentioning (don’t remember when/where but wasn’t on the podcast,) that she and her husband Mark at some point discussed together which of them would be the media ‘face’ of their family, and decided it would be her. Not every man could/would be content in making such a decision, nor every woman agree to it being made jointly.

    • #8
    • May 1, 2019, at 12:42 PM PDT
    • 5 likes
  9. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Woot! Yeagghh, Mollie! 

    And I am so jelly of those Hillsdale students! 

    • #9
    • May 1, 2019, at 2:07 PM PDT
    • 2 likes
  10. Mim526 Member
    Mim526

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Woot! Yeagghh, Mollie!

    And I am so jelly of those Hillsdale students!

    Hillsdale is definitely thinking ahead…noticed when reading the link I posted about Mollie being asked to teach that Pat Sajak will be new board of trustees chair.

    • #10
    • May 1, 2019, at 2:18 PM PDT
    • 4 likes
  11. Quinnie Member

    Mrs. Hemingway is a national treasure. This is well-deserved recognition.

    • #11
    • May 1, 2019, at 2:20 PM PDT
    • 4 likes
  12. Sweezle Member

    Mollie Hemingway is my favorite journalist among a field of excellent writers at the Federalist. The students lucky enough to study with her at Hillsdale will be blessed.

    • #12
    • May 1, 2019, at 6:10 PM PDT
    • 2 likes
  13. Stad Thatcher

    colleenb (View Comment):
    the Fight of the Week

    My favorite part! I even started to write write a parody of it, but the show stopped. No point in finishing it then.

    • #13
    • May 2, 2019, at 6:10 AM PDT
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  14. Marley's Ghost Member

    Excellent! Very glad to hear it. D.C. will be losing a good person when she moves out to start her new job at Hillsdale College.

    • #14
    • May 2, 2019, at 1:12 PM PDT
    • 2 likes
  15. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Marley's Ghost (View Comment):
    Excellent! Very glad to hear it. D.C. will be losing a good person when she moves out to start her new job at Hillsdale College.

    I think she’s teaching at the Kirby Center in DC.

    • #15
    • May 2, 2019, at 3:22 PM PDT
    • 1 like
  16. Cow Girl Thatcher

    Mollie is always the voice of reason in her appearances on television. She deserves all the awards that are given her, and probably other ones that are not. She is a great writer and a marvelous thinker. Huzzah!

    • #16
    • May 2, 2019, at 10:57 PM PDT
    • 4 likes
  17. Stad Thatcher

    Marley's Ghost (View Comment):
    Excellent! Very glad to hear it. D.C. will be losing a good person when she moves out to start her new job at Hillsdale College.

    Not if she telecommutes . . .

    • #17
    • May 3, 2019, at 6:48 AM PDT
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