Joseph Rago (January 6, 1983 – July 20, 2017) was a Pulitzer
Prize-winning American political writer, best known for his work
at The Wall Street Journal.
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Rago attended Falmouth High School in Falmouth, Massachusetts, where
he was president of the National Honor Society. He graduated in
Rago graduated with a degree in
American history from Dartmouth
College in 2005. While there, he wrote for The Dartmouth Review, an
independent conservative student newspaper, serving as its
editor-in-chief in 2005, and on its board after his graduation.
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal in 2005 as an intern and rose from
an assistant editor on the op-ed page to editorial writer to a member
of the editorial board. Rago was also a 2010 media fellow at the
Stanford University Hoover Institution.
Rago was known for being an outspoken critic of the Patient Protection
and Affordable Care Act. In 2011, he captured the
Pulitzer Prize for
Editorial Writing for what the Pulitzer organization called his
“well crafted, against-the-grain editorials challenging the health
care reform advocated by President Obama.”
In July 2017, Rago was found dead at his East Village, Manhattan
apartment; he was 34 years old. In September 2017, New York City's
medical examiner office released a statement confirming his cause of
death to be sarcoidosis.
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12 September 2017.
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