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Despicable Attack

0 Comments | Posted February 1, 2007 | 12:40 PM

The charge of anti-semitism besmirches your integrity and goes against you in an unexplainable way, puts the Hitler label on you.

Why would anyone do that, if untrue, except in a despicable effort to try to destroy a person's character?

How dare anyone accuse former President Jimmy Carter,...

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Shame

0 Comments | Posted January 10, 2007 | 1:25 PM

I love press photographers, who for many decades brought alive scores of stories I wrote as a news reporter, including hundreds of front-page pieces over more than two decades at The Washington Times.

When Miss America 2003 Erika Harold had a dispute with the Miss America pageant because they would...

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Surge

0 Comments | Posted January 7, 2007 | 7:45 PM

President Bush wants to boost permanent active-duty U.S. military troops by as many as 70,000 and promptly order a surge of added troops to Iraq to quell disorder and sectarian insurgency.

Hopefully, now that Democrats have taken over both houses of Congress, this will prompt our country's leaders to come...

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A Good Man

0 Comments | Posted December 28, 2006 | 5:12 PM

Gerald Ford was a gee-wiz guy as House Republican leader when the 43 newly-elected Republican freshmen congressmen arrived in Washington, D.C. for orientation on Capitol Hill after the November 1972 elections. This was the largest Republican freshman class elected to the U.S. House of Representatives since Franklin D. Roosevelt was...

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Religious Intolerance

0 Comments | Posted December 27, 2006 | 8:20 PM

My pieces regarding management of The Washington Times and its downward spiral have appeared on the Huffington Post and prompted visceral comments from people who raled against me and "the Moonies."

Some comments to set the record straight:

• Yes, The Washington Times was founded by the...

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Can The Washington Times Survive?

0 Comments | Posted December 23, 2006 | 2:30 PM

The Washington Times gets picked up every day on C-SPAN, and by other major news organizations when it scores a big hit.

But for a paper that only has a daily circulation of just 90,000 with inflated numbers, can that marvelous respectability continue?

The paper for years has been...

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Christmas in Middleburg

0 Comments | Posted December 16, 2006 | 5:15 PM

The prelude to Christmas in this historic small Virginia foxhunting and racehorse town near Washington, D.C. has been a panorama of exciting visual and musical events.

First we had the local joint masters of the hunt -- Jeffrey Blue and Penny Denegre -- on horseback in red jacket, surrounded by...

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Hey Congress, Heed the Baker-Hamilton Report

0 Comments | Posted December 8, 2006 | 8:51 PM

The straightforward and sensible appeal of the Baker-Hamilton report to President Bush and Congress four years since our military troops toppled Iraq dictator Saddam Hussein was to please stop squabbling, put aside petty partisan differences about the Iraq quagmire, and help bring our country together to spread freedom and democracy....

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The Veil and Western Cultural Intolerance

0 Comments | Posted November 29, 2006 | 9:13 PM

Father Frank Julian Gelli, spiritual adviser to Lady Diana, Princess of Wales, before she died, has taken on the Right Reverend John Sentamu, Archbishop of York and Britain's No. 2 Anglican prelate regarding his view of the Muslim veil.

Archbishop Sentamu, one of the world's highest-ranking black Anglican leaders, stated...

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Christmas 2006

0 Comments | Posted November 24, 2006 | 7:56 AM

As Christmas approaches, I watched again the BBC's spectacular 1999 broadcast of a Westminster Abbey Christmas musical celebration including the abbey's always marvelous youth choir, soloists Bryn Terfel, Andrea Bocelli, and Charlotte Church.

The Westminster celebration included an unusual public reading from the Bible by Prince Philip, Duke...

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General John Abizaid, Commander of Heroes

0 Comments | Posted November 20, 2006 | 10:50 AM

Make no mistake, General John Abizaid's appearances last week before committees of the U.S. Congress and at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government were stellar and made a huge impact nationally in bringing our people back behind the pro-liberty war effort being damned by critics.

The general of our...

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Who Will Stop Congress's Spending Obscenity?

0 Comments | Posted November 16, 2006 | 2:35 PM

As our supposed star TV and newspaper reporters spend their days after the November 7 elections trying to figure out who the Democratic and Republican leaders will be in the next Congress, who's up, who's down -- thus taking their eye off the real unfolding news as usual -- has...

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Extricating U.S. Troops From the Iraq Quagmire

0 Comments | Posted November 14, 2006 | 10:08 AM

Expected incoming U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's endorsement of Rep. Jack Murtha, Pennsylvania Democrat, as Democratic majority leader come January drew a preliminary line in the sand regarding her position as third in line for the presidency on withdrawal from Iraq - but the Pelosi-Murtha position is not that of...

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Checking for a Tidal Wave on November 7

0 Comments | Posted November 5, 2006 | 6:56 PM

We should closely watch voting results in three of 10 key U.S. Senate races and five of 35 key U.S. House races to see if a voter tidal wave is going to toss out Republican control of Congress in both houses.

If Democratic candidates win Senate seats currently...

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Change is in the Air

0 Comments | Posted October 16, 2006 | 7:04 PM

A friend sent me one of those circular emails asking whether I was a Democrat, Republican, or Southerner. The script was this:

"You are walking down a quiet street in your neighborhood with your wife and two small children, no other people around. Suddenly, an angry Islamic man...

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Men Without Chests

0 Comments | Posted October 7, 2006 | 9:34 PM

As I read Wesley Pruden Jr.'s October 6 "Pruden on Politics" column in The Washington Times, headlined "There's trouble in a school for scandal," I thought of one of my favorite presidents, Theodore Roosevelt, who said the person who really counts in the world is the doer who actually does...

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Walking on Broken Glass

0 Comments | Posted October 5, 2006 | 4:42 PM

Today, columnist Robert Novak revealed that House Speaker Dennis Hastert was alerted as early as last November about Rep, Mark Foley's homosexual stalking of a 16-year-old male page at the U.S. House of Representatives.

This story continues to grow. For the Republican Party, it's what singer Annie Lennox...

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Resign, Mr. Editor

0 Comments | Posted October 3, 2006 | 7:06 PM

The facts of the disgrace of Francis B. Coombs Jr., who is managing editor of The Washington Times, constitute a disgrace for every staff member of the newspaper. Red flags emerged in mid-2004 at the Republican National Convention in New York City, when Coombs made inappropriate sexual advances in...

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Top Washington Times Editor's Wife Confirms Racism Allegations

0 Comments | Posted September 29, 2006 | 2:03 PM

The second most powerful editor at The Washington Times is a white supremacist racist who says blacks are "born genetically 15 to 20 IQ points lower than a white person" and that abortion is necessary "to keep the black and minority population down in this country." His wife, Marian,...

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Time for Regime Change at The Washington Times

0 Comments | Posted September 21, 2006 | 6:47 PM

The Washington Times is in crisis. Max Blumenthal's fair and accurate cover story in the Oct. 9, 2006 issue of The Nation, "Hell of a Times," documents the rampant racism, sexual misconduct and abuse of power at the top of The Washington Times. In particular, the Nation article...

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