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Kelly Riddell

Kelly Riddell

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

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Articles by Kelly Riddell

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets people in the audience at a campaign event at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada, on Aug. 25, 2016. (Associated Press)

Why Hillary Clinton's team is nervous

Hillary Clinton has spent $75 million buying advertisements on television. In comparison, Donald Trump has spent $7.7 million. Published August 30, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton's economic platform is expected to include familiar liberal tropes such as a call to raise the minimum wage, heavily taxing the superrich, investment in infrastructure and subsidizing college tuition. (Associated Press Photographs)

The student loan conundrum

The president's goal was to make student loans more accessible and give more kids the opportunity to go to college, and, to those ends, he achieved. However, there are always pesky unintended consequences. Published August 29, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at Joni's Roast and Ride, a fundraiser for a PAC, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The cool kids in the media hate Trump

In more than a decade reporting on various topics, I've never witnessed my peers in the media be so blatant and unabashed about their left-wing bias. Published August 29, 2016

Guido Tardive, of Mine Hill, N.J., a supporter of Republican Donald Trump for President, stands with his painted car Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, in Randolph, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) ** FILE **

Donald Trump's real supporters and Hillary Clinton's myth of the alt-right

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton -- because she doesn't have a record to run on (unless you count her pay-to-play success with the Clinton Foundation) -- decided to attack her GOP rival Donald Trump as racist on Thursday, and perhaps even more disheartening, cast his supporters as white supremacists, neo-Nazi's as well. Published August 26, 2016

Hillary at the helm

''At long last," she thinks. "My time has come. They're now all here, fighting for me." Published August 25, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump meets with active and retired law enforcement at a Fraternal Order of Police lodge in Akron, Ohio, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Donald Trump double standard

Democratic leaders and the mainstream media have long been the ones to highlight black struggles, but when Donald Trump makes those same points, he's ridiculed. Published August 24, 2016

Illustration on the challenges to a Trump presidential run by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Why Donald Trump's nickname of Mr. Brexit may be right on

The pollsters and pundits overwhelmingly thought the British people were going to vote to "Remain" in the European Union, much like the political establishment class is now calling the U.S. presidential race for Hillary Clinton. Published August 18, 2016