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Ben S. Carson

Ben S. Carson

Opinion Columnist — Internationally renowned physician Ben Solomon Carson, M.D. is a retired neurosurgeon, an emeritus professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and a Washington Times columnist. A pediatric brain surgeon who was the first to successfully separate conjoined twins joined at the head, Dr. Carson has become a popular conservative figure and leader for his views on social issues and the federal government following his speech at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast. In 2008, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush, the highest civilian honor in the land. Dr. Carson has also received more than 60 honorary doctorate degrees and dozens of national merit citations, written over 100 neurosurgical publications, and authored six best-selling books.

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Dr. Ben Carson is contemplating a 2016 presidential run. (Associated Press)

CARSON: Bureaucratic medicine: Malpractice against minorities

One of the most unfortunate examples of a health care disconnect between intentions and outcomes is Medicaid, and its signal failure to significantly improve our nation’s appalling racial and ethnic health disparities. Published August 11, 2014

Illustration on the lack of effective U.S.foreign policy by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Rudderless U.S. foreign policy

The Obama administration's recent failures in the foreign-policy arena have only highlighted how far American leadership has fallen in this new century. Published July 29, 2014

Illustration on Health Savings Accounts by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

CARSON: Health savings accounts far better than Obamacare

It's fortunate the Supreme Court of the United States saw fit last week to rule that corporations could not be coerced into covering religiously objectionable forms of birth control for their employees. Published July 8, 2014

Illustration on the wisdom of divided government by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

CARSON: The wisdom of divided government

Speaker of the House John A. Boehner recently shocked many when he announced that he was planning a lawsuit against the president for abuse of power. Published July 1, 2014

Illustration on the need for clarity in immigration law by M. Ryder/Tribune Content Agency

As long as U.S. leaders game the immigration system, illegals will, too

In 2012, the current administration made it clear that certain unaccompanied illegal minors would not be deported if caught. This helped create an atmosphere of tolerance that would be conducive to the current rash of illegal dumping of thousands of children from south of the border into the United States. Published June 17, 2014

One Nation Book Tour Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

CARSON: One nation is still possible

My wife and I have been on a book tour by bus through several states recently, and I have been struck by the number of people who have already read "One Nation." Published June 3, 2014

Illustration on American decline by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

CARSON: Recovering Tocqueville's vision of American exceptionalism

America can be great, but it requires real courage and conviction to resist the urge to be "cool." None of this means we should impose Judeo-Christian values on those who wish to adopt a different kind of lifestyle, but it does mean that we should not allow an alternative lifestyle to be imposed upon us. Published April 15, 2014