August 18, 2009 1:40PM

Robert D. Novak, 1931–2009


Veteran political columnist Robert D. Novak, 78, died today of a brain tumor at his home in Washington DC.

Odd that the self‐​described Prince of Darkness was one of the nicest persons I’ve ever known. Unlike many here in Babylon‐​by‐​the‐​Potomac, Bob became less enamored of the Establishment the longer he was here. He believed in liberty and was a great friend of the Cato Institute.

He will be sorely missed.