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Kelly Riddell

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

Articles by Kelly Riddell

Illustration on unfair government subsidization of Persian Gulf airlines by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Putting Americans first

Prior to winning the White House, President Donald Trump pledged if he were to occupy the Oval Office, one of his first tasks would be to look into every violation of a trade agreement a foreign country is using to harm American workers and then direct his staff to "use every tool under American and international law to end these abuses." Published March 2, 2017

President Donald Trump speaks at a dinner reception during the annual National Governors Association winter meeting Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Majority of Americans believe press is too hard on Donald Trump: Poll

A little more than half of Americans believe the mainstream media is too harsh on President Trump -- and why wouldn't they think that? The majority of the articles appearing in the press are largely critical of the new president -- and they're not limited to the national news sections of the major papers. Published February 27, 2017

Playing the xenophobic card

Last week, The New York Times detailed President Donald Trump's press conference, and wrote: "A Jewish reporter got to ask Trump a question, it didn't go well." Published February 23, 2017

The Washington Post website is seen in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. The Post is featuring a new motto on the paper's website: "Democracy Dies in Darkness." The words now appear underneath the name of the paper on its website. They were not, however, in a similar place in the paper's print edition. Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos used the phrase in an interview last year when asked to explain why he purchased the paper in 2013. (Washington Post via AP)

Washington Post goes dark in times of Trump

If anyone thought The Post wasn't upset -- or fearful -- of Donald Trump's presidency, all they need to do is visit the paper's online edition. Published February 22, 2017

Fire fighters in the suburb Rinkeby outside Stockholm,  Monday Feb. 20, 2017.  Swedish police on Tuesday were investigating a riot that broke out overnight in a predominantly immigrant suburb in Stockholm after officers arrested a suspect on drug charges. The clashes started late Monday when a police car arrested a suspect and people started throwing stones at them. (Christine Olsson / TT via AP)

Swedes eviscerate Trump as riots break out in capital

Two days after President Donald Trump was eviscerated by both the mainstream media and Swedish officials for his comments indicating Sweden was having a problem with its generous refugee policies, riots erupted in the country. Published February 21, 2017

President Donald Trump, center, speaks while seated with Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, left, and retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, right, at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, where Trump announced that McMaster will be the new national security adviser.  Kellogg, who had been his acting adviser, will now serve as the National Security Council chief of staff.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Another blow to the #NeverTrumpers

The Never Trump crowd has an unwavering belief that Donald Trump is unhinged, unfit for the presidency -- an irrational actor who is dangerous on the world stage. Yet he continues to make good, reasonable and rational decisions. Published February 21, 2017

Illustration on the CFBP by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Swamp creature Richard Cordray must go

So long as President Donald Trump is in a firing mood, Richard Cordray, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, must go. Published February 16, 2017

President Planned Parenthood Federation of America Cecile Richards speak to the crowd during the women's march rally, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) ** FILE **

Planned Parenthood's nonpartisan joke

"I mean because Planned Parenthood, we're nonpartisan," Cecile Richards, the organization's president, told Mika Brzezinski on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" earlier this month about her willingness to work with the Trump administration. "We believe the most important thing is that women in this country get access to the health care that they need." Published February 16, 2017