My prediction of this morning was correct, if general. The Washington Post cleaned up with six Pulitzer prizes, for coverage of Walter Reed, Virginia Tech, Dick Cheney and Blackwater among other stories. Former Los Angeles Times cartoonist Michael Ramirez won in the editorial cartooning category for Investor's Business Daily. Ramirez, you'll remember, was the conservative cartoonist for the LAT Op-Ed page who lost his spot in 2005. Amy Harmon, who trail-blazed the L.A. Times coverage of technology culture in the 1990s before being recruited by the New York Times, won in explanatory reporting for a series of pieces on the societal complications of DNA testing. As the Pulitzer committee put it, "for her striking examination of the dilemmas and ethical issues that accompany DNA testing, using human stories to sharpen her reports." The current LAT was blanked, as was the Wall Street Journal. E&P, NYT, Pulitzer.org
one two for UCLA: History professor Saul Friedlander won in general nonfiction for his book, "The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945." Emeritus professor Daniel Walker Howe won in history for "What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848."