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- U.N. warns of Muslim ‘cleansing’ in Central African Republic
- Senate blocks change to military sex assault cases
- Drug mix may have cured child born with HIV, doctors say
- De Blasio’s wife irks former mansion chef with ‘servant’ remark
- Russia’s neighbors shiver amid Putin’s Cold War moves in Ukraine
- New SAT: The essay portion is to become optional
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- Senate passes bills deleting ‘retarded’ from laws
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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
Jobs. The one-syllable word remains a central theme in D.C. elections, where two Democrats, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, are vying to remain employed as the employment situation for other residents remains grim. Published September 5, 2010
- SIMMONS: Who will sound wake-up alarm?
Published September 2, 2010
- Groundbreaking begins Howard Theatre's second act
Published September 2, 2010
- Fenty vows to listen; Gray mum on if Rhee will stay
Published September 1, 2010
- Fenty ally dismisses fund probe as politics
Published August 31, 2010
- Early voting in D.C. stirs fear over ballot security
Published August 30, 2010
- Charter schools finding niches
Published August 29, 2010
- SIMMONS: Enjoy D.C.'s perks in all quadrants
Published August 26, 2010
- D.C., Maryland win cash for schools
Published August 24, 2010
- D.C. charter schools face unfunded mandates
Published August 22, 2010