- Gentlemen, start your drones: Judge’s ruling opens door for commercial use
- Soldier who hid, bragged about not saluting flag to be punished — in secret
- ‘Maverick’ of the seas: ‘Top Gun’ school for U.S. ship officers to launch
- Putin declares Sochi Paralympics open amid Ukrainian protest
- ‘In Jesus name, we pray’ sparks ire at Ohio council meeting
- Navy’s first laser weapon ready for prime time; drone killer to deploy this summer
- Billionaire backer: Rick Santorum ‘needs to be heard’ in 2016
- Obamacare fallout: 49 percent pessimistic; 45 percent ‘scared’
- DHS accused of holding U.S. citizen at airport, using emails to pry into her sex life
- Seattle socialist: Minimum-wage discussion skewed by ‘right-wing’ GAO analysis
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 email@example.com.
Articles by Deborah Simmons
Imagine a wide world of professional sports with only soccer and hockey. It's unlikely, but possible. But don't dip into your season-ticket stash just yet. Published February 24, 2011
- Wal-Mart critics plot to stop 4-store 'invasion' in D.C.
Published February 22, 2011
- Federal cuts in D.C. budget mean 'sacrifices' and higher taxes
Published February 20, 2011
- SIMMONS: Double-dipping on feds' food dollars
Published February 17, 2011
- D.C. mayor cautioned on scrapping vouchers
Published February 16, 2011
- D.C. officials weigh selling United Medical Center
Published February 11, 2011
- SIMMONS: Playing games on D.C. statehood
Published February 10, 2011
- D.C. Council race to test Gray clout
Published February 10, 2011
- D.C. Council head Brown seeks outside help with finances
Published February 8, 2011
- Cameras in more places for more uses in D.C.
Published February 3, 2011