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Kelly Riddell

Kelly Riddell is a former columnist and commentary writer for The Washington Times.

Articles by Kelly Riddell

Brazilian transgender model Valentina Sampaio wears a creation from the Amir Slama collection during Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, March 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Transgendered child abuse

Last year, NBC News did a two-part series dubbed "transgender kids," that featured "the stories of 5-year-old Jacob Lemay and 8-year-old Malisa Phillips, two children transitioning to live as their authentic selves." Published March 16, 2017

In this undated image provided by Nike, figure skater Zahra Lari model wears Nike's new hijab for Muslim female athletes. The pull-on hijab is made of light, stretchy fabric that includes tiny holes for breathability and an elongated back so it will not come untucked. It will come in three colors: black, vast grey and obsidian. Beaverton-based Nike says the hijab will be available for sale next year.  (Nike via AP)

Nike promotes hijab as European Union upholds headscarf ban

It's a cultural battle we in the U.S. so far have little experience with: How does a country assimilate immigrants who refuse to embrace the progressive values and secular tolerance of their adopted country? Published March 15, 2017

In this Thursday, March 2, 2017, file photo, Middlebury College students turn their backs to author Charles Murray during his lecture in Middlebury, Vt. The college says it has initiated an independent investigation into the protest in which the author of a book discussing racial differences in intelligence was shouted down during the guest lecture and a professor was injured. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke, File)

Middlebury College rage may have shocked the liberal consciousness

It was an angry, hateful rage, which may have even shocked the liberal consciousness. Earlier this month, a violent mob of students at Middlebury College assaulted liberal professor Allison Stanger and chased her and Charles Murray, a Libertarian scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, off the campus where he was asked to speak. Published March 15, 2017

First lady Michelle Obama hugs former President George W. Bush during the dedication ceremony for the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

George W. Bush: A newfound hero of the left

Democrats and the mainstream media are longing for President George W. Bush -- romanticizing him in a way they never would've considered eight years ago. Published March 10, 2017

Illustration on Planned Parenthood's business of abortion by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Why Planned Parenthood must be defunded

President Donald Trump tried to make a deal this week, and it was really simple. Planned Parenthood could continue to receive its $500 million in federal funding annually, if it would stop performing abortions. Published March 9, 2017