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Jennifer Harper

Jennifer Harper

To read Jennifer Harper's Inside the Beltway columns, click here. Contact her at jharper@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Jennifer Harper

Inside the Beltway

The political, environmental, economic and legal dynamics of the BP oil spill have taken on a new tenor - the faith factor. Published June 9, 2010

Employees of Lush Cosmetics plan to stage a protest wearing nothing but faux oil-barrel costumes to protest President Obama's energy policies. (Lush Cosmetics)

Inside the Beltway

Uh-oh. The BP oil spill could bring out the naked truth. Published June 8, 2010

Poll: U.S. 'loves' technology, Constitution

There are definite things we "love and hate about America," the numbers say. The nation does not live in a gray zone void of pronounced opinions. Published June 8, 2010

U.S. no peacenik, global index says

America, land of peace? Forget about it. The United States is just the 85th most peaceful nation on earth, according to the fourth annual Global Peace Index. Published June 7, 2010

A Barack Obama look-alike appears in a video of Tag Team's 1993 hit song "Whoomp (There It Is)." (Gawker via YouTube)

Inside the Beltway

Now that White House reporter Helen Thomas has resigned, retired, retreated and called it a day at 89 years of age, the press itself is sorting out the travails of one of their own, defeated by controversy. Published June 7, 2010

Korean War vets get theatric thanks

They were stalwarts who faced down the communist threat six decades ago, fighting a difficult three-year war across the rugged Korean countryside. Published June 7, 2010

Inside the Beltway

The drive-by media get their revenge. Some news organizations were not kind to Rush Limbaugh, who married his sweetheart Kathryn Rogers on Saturday. Published June 6, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Newly stern President Obama has presented BP with a $69 million bill for cleanup of the Gulf oil spill. Hurray. But wait. Published June 3, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Though Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, have announced a separation rather than a divorce after four decades of marriage, much of the press already has ramped up the tragedy. Published June 2, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Forget that convenient phrase, "BP is Obama's Katrina." Published May 31, 2010

Inside the Beltway

The "National Moment of Remembrance" will be observed around the country on Monday, including at the Statue of Liberty. Published May 30, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Simple question: Will President Obama score big on the patriotic meter this Memorial Day weekend? Published May 27, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Gears have definitely shifted. Rolling Thunder will not have a traditional audience at the White House to kick-start the 23rd annual "Ride for Freedom" rally. Officials from the mammoth motorcycle group tell Inside the Beltway they will not pay a call on President Obama this weekend when 900,000 riders gather in the nation's capital in the name of patriotism, and to honor active-duty troops, prisoners of war, those missing in action and veterans. Published May 25, 2010

Inside the Beltway

The BP oil spill is hideous. But it also presents a golden opportunity for advocacy groups with high-profile fundraising and political activism on their minds. Published May 25, 2010

Scientists plumb depths to peg oceans' volume

Sunken battleships, leviathans, dark depths - such is the stuff of the deep and endless sea, at least in popular imagination. And few of us can fathom how much water is contained in all the oceans -- until now. Published May 21, 2010

Scientists plumb depths to peg oceans' volume

Sunken battleships, leviathans, dark depths - such is the stuff of the deep and endless sea, at least in popular imagination. And few of us can fathom how much water is contained in all the oceans, which cover 71 percent of planet and account for 97 percent of its water. Published May 20, 2010

American Legion national commander Clarence E. Hill says leave "don't ask, don't tell" alone.

Inside the Beltway

"Mexicans place a significant amount of blame for the Mexican drug war on American gun dealers. Eighty-one percent of Mexican adults say American gun dealers are very or somewhat responsible for the problem, compared to 54 percent of Americans who say the same," says a Harris poll of 1,009 U.S. adults and 549 Mexican adults conducted May 5 to 9. Published May 19, 2010