David Broder, a national political correspondent reporting the political scene for The Washington Post, writes a twice-weekly column that covers an even broader aspect of American political life. The syndicated column is carried by more than 300 papers around the world. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary, Mr. Broder was rated by the Washingtonian magazine as Washington's most highly regarded columnist by both editorial-page editors and members of Congress, leading 16 others in ratings for overall integrity, factual accuracy and insight. The same magazine rated Mr. Broder among the top four best and most influential journalists, calling him the most unpredictable, reliable and intellectually honest columnists working today. Mr. Broder is author or co-author of seven books, including Democracy Derailed (2000); The System (1996) with Washington Post alumnus Haynes Johnson (who is appearing for the Women's Club on July 12); and The Man Who Would be President: Dan Quayle (1992) with Bob Woodward. He is a regular commentator on CNN's Inside Politics, and makes regular appearances on NBC's Meet the Press and Washington Week in Review. Mr. Broder joined The Washington Post in 1966 and has covered every national campaign and convention since 1960, traveling up to 100,000 miles a year to interview voters and report on the candidates. Among many awards, Mr. Broder has received both the prestigious 4th Estate Award and the Distinguished Contributions to Journalism Award from the National Press Foundation, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. David Broder has lectured at Chautauqua three times, most recently in 1999.