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Kelly Riddell

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

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Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch gathers his papers on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, during a break in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Judge Grouch's supporters say he is a kind, open-minded man. However, Grosuch's opponents have said Grosuch lacks empthy, pointing to his 2008 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ruling. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The deal all Republicans can reject

Obamacare repeal and replacement may be tearing the Republican Party apart, but one deal can bring them together -- a full-throated rejection of a proposal by Democrats on Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation. Published March 24, 2017

Social warriors, sometimes

Rape stories, when they can be used to vault social-justice issues into the nation's psyche, get exhaustive coverage and opining by the mainstream media, regardless of whether they're even true. Published March 23, 2017

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