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- Pentagon to transport African troops to Central African Republic
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Award-winning opinion writer Deborah Simmons is a senior correspondent who reports on City Hall and writes about education, culture, sports and family-related topics. Mrs. Simmons has worked at several newspapers, and since joining The Washington Times in 1985, has served as editorial-page editor and features editor and on the metro desk. She has taught copy editing at the University of Maryland at College Park.
An occasional panelist on Roland Martin's “Washington Watch” and Denise Rolark Barnes' “Let's Talk” weekly news analysis cable-TV programs, Mrs. Simmons has also appeared on BET's “Lead Story,” “Real Time with Bill Maher” and Mr. Maher's “Politically Incorrect,” “America's Black Forum,” Fox News' “The O'Reilly Factor,” “The Right Side with Armstrong Williams,” C-SPAN's “Washington Journal,” and “This is America with Dennis Wholey.” She also has been a guest radio commentator on NPR, WAMU, WMAL and WOL.
Mrs. Simmons attended the University of the District of Columbia and Trinity College. She and her husband, who live in Washington, have four children and two grandchildren. Contact Mrs. Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Articles by Deborah Simmons
Nelson Mandela was a lot of things to a lot of people — the father of South African democracy; a son, brother and Christian. He also was a visionary and an anxious man. Published December 8, 2013
- SIMMONS: Obama visits Southeast D.C. with minimum wage on his mind
Published December 4, 2013
- SIMMONS: Mayor Gray has only himself to outrun in campaign
Published December 3, 2013
- SIMMONS: Jack Kent Cooke's legacy continues to produce winners
Published December 1, 2013
- SIMMONS: Thanksgiving is about much more than gobble, gobble
Published November 27, 2013
- SIMMONS: Effects of raising D.C.'s minimum wage are murky
Published November 24, 2013
- SIMMONS: What would Kennedy the aging statesman do?
Published November 20, 2013
- SIMMONS: Sex education reform — do it for Ryan White
Published November 17, 2013
- RAP building more beds for those living with HIV
Published November 15, 2013
- SIMMONS: Paging Mayor Gray in search of a decision
Published November 13, 2013