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Kelly Riddell

Kelly Riddell

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

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FILE - In this June 7, 2014, file photo, the entrance to Camp 5 and Camp 6 at the U.S. military's Guantanamo Bay detention center, at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. Oman's Foreign Ministry said in a statement Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, it accepted 10 inmates from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama leaving office, part of his efforts to shrink the facility he promised to close. There was no immediate word from the U.S. Defense Department about the transfer. (AP Photo/Ben Fox, File)

Obama's dangerously close to emptying Guantanamo Bay

President Barack Obama vowed in 2008 that he would close down Guantanamo Bay. With a week left in his presidency, he's come dangerously close to delivering on that campaign promise. Published January 17, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump shakes hands with Martin Luther King III, son of Martin Luther King Jr. at Trump Tower in New York, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Donald Trump's opportunity with the African American community

By in large, Mr. Obama's policies have failed African Americans - crime rates in urban centers like Chicago have skyrocketed, wages are stagnant, education and job prospects are still depressed after eight years. The racial wealth gap is growing. Published January 16, 2017

Press more concerned with Trump's business conflicts than public

The mainstream media is in a frenzy trying to outline President-elect Donald Trump's potential business conflicts, and weren't satisfied with his plans announced Wednesday to separate himself from his billion-dollar empire. Published January 13, 2017

Political Target Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

A petulant attack against Rex Tillerson

Sen. Marco Rubio took to the Senate floor on Wednesday to grandstand against President-elect Donald Trump's choice for secretary of State, former Exxon Mobile CEO Rex Tillerson. Published January 12, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump gives a press conference for the ages

If pundits and the Washington elite think Donald Trump is going to change his tone or style going into the White House, they're sorely mistaken. He's accomplished too much to bow down to anybody. Including the press. Published January 11, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump speaks with reporters after meeting French businessman Bernard Arnault at Trump Tower in New York, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump: Exposing the intellectual hypocrisy of the left

My mind is open. I'm ready to be convinced. But with editorial headlines in the New York Times reading: "As Trump denies climate change, these kids die," I can't even be persuaded to read the article. Published January 10, 2017

This image released by NBC shows Meryl Streep accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)

Fact-checkers at AP, Washington Post again stoop to absurdity

There's been many dumb fact-checks this election cycle, but the Associated Press's attempt to validate Meryl Streep's popularity after she denigrated President-Elect Donald Trump in a Golden Globe speech, is one of the most absurd. Published January 9, 2017