November 14, 2006 Charles Krauthammer - Past the Apogee: America Under Pressure In 2005, the year of its 50th anniversary, FPRI presented the first annual Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Service, to honor Americans whose public service exemplifies the ideals of Benjamin Franklin and the United States, to Dr. Henry A. Kissinger. In 2006, the trustees were pleased to designate Charles Krauthammer as the second honoree. Charles Krauthammer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary, writes a nationally syndicated column for The Washington Post. Also winner of the 1984 National Magazine Award for essays, he began writing the column for the Post in January 1985. It appears in more than 150 newspapers. He is also a monthly essayist for Time magazine, a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard and The New Republic, and a weekly panelist on Inside Washington.