“Michael Smith’s editorials cast clear moral purpose in strong language. His editorial about the Charleston church shooting was particularly notable.”

“These editorials clearly stood out for their moral clarity, strong use of evidence and persuasive language. They tackle difficult and sensitive subjects forthrightly in a way that serves readers well.”

“These are well written, well researched and well argued editorials on issues of real importance to readers. They are grounded in local experience but far from provincial.”