- Mexican train carrying 1,300 migrants headed toward U.S. derails
- Secret Service begins regular K-9 patrols around White House
- Pentagon’s human memory-chip program moves forward
- Obama blasts GOP, ignores immigration crisis in Texas speech
- Marine Warfighting Lab tests the Godzilla of amphibious assault vehicles
- Harry Reid: Birth-control ruling the worst Supreme Court decision in 25 years
- Vet suicides ‘horrible human cost’ of VA dysfunction: lawmaker
- First marijuana customer in Spokane says he was fired
- Hagel: ‘Make no mistake,’ ISIL is an ‘imminent’ threat to U.S.
- Armed militia sets up Texas command center to ‘fight for national sovereignty’
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
It's not a most wonderful time of the year for all Americans, as 1.3 million face a loss of unemployment benefits if Congress doesn't act by Dec. 28. Published December 18, 2013
- SIMMONS: A little girl's life shows scars of domestic violence
Published December 15, 2013
- SIMMONS: Pictures of Obama and 'Dane' lady don't lie
Published December 11, 2013
- SIMMONS: Mandela: May the man of many roles rest in peace
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