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American Civil Liberties Union Washington Director Laura Murphy:

David Keene brings a searching intellect to the editorial page of the Washington Times. He embraces all thoughtful arguments when making decisions, even those that don’t emanate from his typical allies. That openness to other points of view is what every worthy newspaper editorial page requires.”

Al Cardenas, American Conservative Union chairman:

“Congratulations to The Washington Times and to David Keene for the foresight to team up and offer our country a fabulous star to oversee its editorial content as its Editorial Pages Editor. David will provide his own brilliant insights, as he has done in the past for TWT, will seek superior talent to contribute timely writings and will see to it that the quality of the effort will match that of any other national publication in America. I have worked side by side with Keene in the conservative movement for decades. There is no one who better understands and convincingly delivers the principles prescribed by our Founding Fathers and sharpened by the icons of our movement. This announcement is great news for conservatives and cause for celebration. Thank you TWT.”

National Review Editor Rich Lowry:

“My heartiest congratulations to David Keene. He is a friend of liberty and of the Constitution who has battled tirelessly for conservative ideas and will continue to do so at the Times. The paper is lucky to have him.”

Pat Buchanan, former Reagan and Nixon White House aide, TV commentator, columnist and author:

“I have known David Keene as a friend and fighting conservative for the more than four decades since he first arrived in the EOB from Wisconsin as a young political aide to Vice President Spiro T. Agnew. Dave has battle scars and battle stars from half a century in our movement. He will bring intellect and fire to the editorial and op-ed pages of the Times.”

Former congressman and former Drug Enforcement Administration chief Asa Hutchinson, R-Ark.:

David Keene is the embodiment of conservative thinking. When it comes to the conservative movement, Dave knows the history and has both the intellectual foundation and the passion to keep conservatives on the right track.”

Faith and Freedom Coalition President Ralph Reed:

David Keene has been one of the most important conservative entrepreneurs, thinkers, and strategists in the United States for over forty years. His new role at the Washington Times will no doubt continue a distinguished career that has been marked by commitment to principle and a rare understanding of how to advance a conservative agenda.”

Amy Noone Frederick, president of 60 Plus

“The Washington Times has long cemented its reputation as THE go-to resource for fact-based reporting and viewpoints that the mainstream media consistently neglect. David Keene is the right person to ensure the Times continues to adhere to its founding principles while also meeting the challenges of an ever-changing political and media landscape.”

National Rifle Association President Jim Porter:

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