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Kelly Riddell

Kelly Riddell

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

Articles by Kelly Riddell

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has lashed out at U.S. policies, but the White House made clear Wednesday that it would not tolerate Tehran's belligerence. (Associated Press)

Iran will test if Trump is all talk and no action

Former President Barack Obama's foreign policy was a lot of tough talk, but no action.Former President Barack Obama's foreign policy was a lot of tough talk, but no action. Published February 3, 2017

Illustration on Google and the Trump administration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Google cozies to Trump but calls for his impeachment

Google, or rather its parent company Alphabet, got used to dominating Washington under President Barack Obama's rule. Perhaps, that's why they'd like to see President Donald Trump impeached. Published February 2, 2017

In this Jan. 28, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

The Australian mess-up?

The mainstream media erupted Wednesday night after a Washington Post report said President Trump had a heated exchange with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Published February 2, 2017

Comedian Sarah Silverman speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

What exactly is the resistance?

Rather than regrouping and concentrating on reconnecting in areas of the country where President Obama won twice but Hillary Clinton lost, it seems like the left is doubling down on crazy. Published February 2, 2017

Demonstrators gather during a protest against President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel to the United States by citizens of several countries Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. (Jeffrey M. Smith/The Times Herald via AP)

Trump's immigration order is reasonable; the execution of it, terrible

The media is hysterical. It's been hysterical for much of the last year, so it's hard to say what should really warrant our concern, but it seems President Trump's immigration executive order -- which temporarily banned refugees from seven terrorist-plagued countries -- should. Published January 30, 2017

President Donald Trump shows off his signature on an executive order about the Dakota Access pipeline, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump hits the ground running

For anyone who thought that President Trump would promise one thing on the campaign trail and then do another in the Oval Office, you were sorely mistaken. Published January 25, 2017

President Donald Trump shows off his signature on an executive order about the Dakota Access pipeline, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Donald Trump shut the EPA down -- thank goodness

President Trump has barred staff at the Environmental Protection Agency from issuing any new contracts or grants, and has ordered a media blackout until his nominee to lead the agency, Scott Pruitt, is confirmed by Congress. Published January 24, 2017

"Fake news - a total political witch hunt!" President-elect Donald Trump tweeted in screaming all-capital letters. (Associated Press)

10 reasons why Trump should hate the media

The mainstream media is in a hurry to delegitimize President Donald Trump, but in doing so may delegitimize itself in the eyes of everyday Americans. Published January 23, 2017