Philip Klein (editor)
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Philip Klein Editor
Philip Klein
NationalityUnited States
EducationGeorge Washington University, history and economics
Columbia University, journalism
OccupationJournalist, author
EmployerWashington Examiner
Political partyRepublican (before 2016)
Independent (2016-present)[1]

Philip Klein is an American author, journalist and executive editor of the Washington Examiner. Klein previously worked as the managing editor of the Washington Examiner, as a Washington correspondent for The American Spectator,[2] and as a financial reporter for Reuters.

Early life and education

Klein grew up in New York City.[3] He graduated from George Washington University with degrees in history and economics and has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.



Klein is a former Reuters reporter.[4] He worked for the American Spectator before joining the Washington Examiner in 2011.[5] In 2014, he became the commentary editor of the same paper.[5] In 2015, Klein was promoted to managing editor of the paper,[6] and in 2018, he was named executive editor.[7]

In September 2012, while Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was chair of the Democratic National Committee, Schultz accused Klein of "deliberately misquoting" her.[8] She later refused to apologize, telling the Washington Free Beacon that: "No, I definitely will not."[9]

In 2018, Klein reported on a tweet by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about Department of Defense budgets which he called a "$21 trillion mistake" revealing a lack of understanding of government budgeting.[10][11][12]


Klein's 2019 book, Fear Your Future: How the Deck Is Stacked Against Millennials and Why Socialism Would Make It Worse, released by Templeton Press in October 2019,[13] was discussed on C-SPAN in November 2019.[14] The book includes essays by other writers including David Harsanyi and Ramesh Ponnuru.[15]

Klein's 2015 book, Overcoming Obamacare: Three Approaches to Reversing the Government Takeover of Health Care, laid out the policy approaches available to the bill's opponents.[16][17]


In 2016, Klein left the Republican party in protest over the nomination of Donald Trump, tweeting out his announcement and the completed voter registration form on 3 May 2016.[18]


  • Philip Klein (October 2019). Fear Your Future: How the Deck is Stacked Against Millennials and Why Socialism Would Make it Worse. Templeton Press. ISBN 978-1599475738.[15][19]
  • Philip Klein (January 2015). Overcoming Obamacare: Three Approaches to Reversing the Government Takeover of Health Care. Washington Examiner. ISBN 978-0692361702.[20][21][22]
  • Philip Klein (May 2012). Conservative Survival in the Romney Era (e-book). ASIN B0084PTQUS.[23]


  1. ^ "Philip Klein May 3, 2016 tweet". Retrieved .
  2. ^ Salam, Reihan (11 March 2011). "Philip Klein on HSR in California". National Review. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ Rosenfeld, Megan (26 April 1997). "Community Service? Students Volunteer Their Dissent". Washington Post. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ Byers, Dylan (26 January 2012). "Correction(s) of the Day, Reuters on Rubio". Politico. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ a b Massella, Nick (26 August 2014). "Philip Klein Promoted to Commentary Editor of Washington Examiner". AdWeek. Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ Marx, Damon (23 March 2015). "Washington Examiner Promotes Philip Klein to Managing Editor The move is Klein's second promotion at the publication in 2019". AdWeek. Retrieved 2020.
  7. ^ Gauglione, Sara (21 December 2018). "'The Washington Examiner Magazine' Hires New Editors". PublishersDaily via Retrieved 2020.
  8. ^ Hicks, Josh (September 5, 2012). "Debbie Wasserman Schultz's false accusation of a misquote". Washington Post.
  9. ^ "DWS: 'I Will Definitely Not' Apologize to Reporter Klein". Washington Free Beacon. September 5, 2012.
  10. ^ Rizzo, Salvadore (4 December 2018). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's $21 trillion mistake". Washington Post. Retrieved 2020.
  11. ^ Shaw, Adam (4 December 2018). "Ocasio-Cortez called out for claiming Pentagon $$ error could fund Medicare for all". Fox News. Retrieved 2020.
  12. ^ Klein, Philip (3 December 2018). "No, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 'Medicare for all' cannot be mostly financed by eliminating Pentagon fraud". Washington Examiner. Retrieved 2020.
  13. ^ Philip Klein (October 2019). Fear Your Future: How the Deck is Stacked Against Millennials and Why Socialism Would Make it Worse. Templeton Press. ISBN 978-1599475738.
  14. ^ "Philip Klein on Millennials and the National Debt Burden". C-SPAN.
  15. ^ a b "Philip Klein's Fear Your Future". National Review. November 4, 2019. Retrieved 2020.
  16. ^ Suderman, Peter (June 2017). "REPUBLICANS DON'T LACK A PLAN TO REPLACE OBAMACARE. THEY LACK A UNIFIED THEORY". Reason. 49 (2): 14.
  17. ^ Douthat, Ross (23 February 2015). "The G.O.P. policy test". New York Times.
  18. ^ Mathis-Lilley, Ben (May 4, 2016). "A List of the Conservatives Who Are Holding the Line and Still Refusing to Support Trump". Slate Magazine.
  19. ^ Butler, Jack (January 2020). "Are Millennials (Avocado) Toast?". Commentary (magazine). Retrieved 2020.
  20. ^ Turner, Grace Marie (4 February 2015). "Not Just For Policy Wonks: Phil Klein's 'Overcoming ObamaCare". Forbes. Retrieved 2020.
  21. ^ Sargent, Greg (12 January 2015). "Morning Plum: Some welcome GOP candor on Obamacare". Washington Post. Retrieved 2020.
  22. ^ Suderman, Peter (May 2015). "Unpacking Obamacare". Reason (magazine). 47 (1): 54.
  23. ^ "Conservative Survival in the Romney Era at". Retrieved .

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