Social Issues - Bio, News, Photos - Washington Times
Skip to content

Social Issues

Latest Stories

Xavier-Mandela-Angelou.png

Xavier-Mandela-Angelou.png

The author standing next to statue of Nelson Mandela in Maya Angelou’s sculpture garden at her Winston-Salem home.

pelosi-californiajpeg-078a4_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

pelosi-californiajpeg-078a4_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi talks with reporters after attending the opening of the new California Democratic Party headquarters in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

immigrant-children-fingerprintingjpeg-08ff4_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

immigrant-children-fingerprintingjpeg-08ff4_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

FILE - In Wednesday, this June 18, 2014, file photo, boys wait for medical appointments in a holding area where hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children were being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center in Nogales, Ariz. The federal government has resumed checking the fingerprints of people other than parents who step forward to care for migrant children, like these shown, detained at the border amid concern by immigrant advocates that skipping the screening could put children at risk. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool)

gop-2016-religious-conservativesjpeg-09e56_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

gop-2016-religious-conservativesjpeg-09e56_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaks at Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington, Friday, June 20, 2014. Organizers said more than 1,000 evangelical leaders were attending the conference, designed to mobilize religious conservative voters ahead of the upcoming midterm elections and the 2016 presidential contest. While polls suggest that social conservatives are losing their fight against gay marriage, Republican officials across the political spectrum concede that evangelical Christian voters continue to play a critical role in Republican politics. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

7985a427d0037117570f6a706700045c_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

7985a427d0037117570f6a706700045c_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson speaks during a news conference at the VA Medical Center in Washington, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. The Veterans Affairs Department (VA) release the results from its Nationwide Access Audit, along with facility level patient access data for all Veterans health facilities. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

aa5925421860e917560f6a70670007f1_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

aa5925421860e917560f6a70670007f1_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

In this June 9, 2014, photo, David and Marianne Trujillo exit the Vetaran Affairs facility in El Paso, Texas. Some Veterans Affairs facilities in Texas have among the longest wait-times in the nation for those trying to see a doctor for the first time, according to federal data. It’s not just veterans who sometimes have to wait for health care. Depending on where you live and what kind of care you want, in parts of the country it’s not always easy for new patients to get a quick appointment. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca)

2_5_122014_q-gowdy-2868201_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

2_5_122014_q-gowdy-2868201_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

Rep. Trey Gowdy is among a dozen lawmakers who will soon take to the golf links to benefit eight charities. (associated press)

3_fiscal-summitjpeg-002ba_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

3_fiscal-summitjpeg-002ba_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

** FILE ** House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California speaks at the 2014 Fiscal Summit organized by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation in Washington, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (Associated Press)

13b02e0d15439418570f6a706700f17e.jpg

13b02e0d15439418570f6a706700f17e.jpg

In this June 6, 2014 photo, Syrian refugee children smile while watching members of "Clowns Without Borders" perform at a Syrian refugee camp in the eastern town of Chtoura, in Bekaa valley, Lebanon. The children are among the more than 1 million Syrians who have flooded into Lebanon over the past three years, fleeing the violence that has ripped apart their homeland. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

69eeefaa157e9518570f6a706700f8b3.jpg

69eeefaa157e9518570f6a706700f8b3.jpg

This Monday, June 16, 2014 photo shows Diane Conrad, left to right, Cyndy Stapleton, Bill Palmisano, and Melinda Elkins Dawson posing for a portrait in North Canton, Ohio. A northern Georgia doctor running off-the-books adoptions in the 1950s and ’60s placed infants with out-of-state parents who paid hundreds of dollars and were listed on records as the children’s real parents. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

social-security-judgesjpeg-04e37_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

social-security-judgesjpeg-04e37_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. listens to testimony regarding social security and disability benefits, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Four Social Security judges are facing accusations they rubber-stamped claims for disability benefits, approving billions of dollars in payments from the cash-strapped program. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

10_800hammer-golden_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

10_800hammer-golden_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

The most egregious examples of government waste, fraud or abuse from TWT staff. (Golden Hammer cropped logo)

6_192014_immigrant-children-28201_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

6_192014_immigrant-children-28201_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

Lawrenceville, Va. residents listen during a presentation by federal officials involved in the placement of immigrant children at St Paul's College Thursday. The program is on hold pending comments from residents. (Associated Press)

6_192014_immigrant-children-28201.jpg

6_192014_immigrant-children-28201.jpg

Lawrenceville, Va. residents listen during a presentation by federal officials involved in the placement of immigrant children at St Paul's College Thursday. The program is on hold pending comments from residents. (Associated Press)

6_192014_marriage-20140619-08201.jpg

6_192014_marriage-20140619-08201.jpg

Alfonso Aguilar, of Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles (above), speaks at the March for Marriage on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Thursday. Also attending were two fathers with Franciscans of Primitive Observance. (photographs by andrew harnik/the washington times)

d4145a43f4958b17570f6a706700e66c.jpg

d4145a43f4958b17570f6a706700e66c.jpg

**FILE** Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis, right, a Lawrence Democrat, asks questions about plans to shift $675 million among various government accounts so that the state can pay its bills on time over the next year, Thursday, June 19, 2014, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Gov. Sam Brownback and legislative leaders, including Davis, have signed off on those plans. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

2_mideast-egyptjpeg-0181c_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

2_mideast-egyptjpeg-0181c_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

Female attendees at a rally to support Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's election were allegedly raped and sexually assaulted by Muslim Brotherhood supporters. (AP Photo/Heba Khamis, File)

mideast-egyptjpeg-0181c.jpg

mideast-egyptjpeg-0181c.jpg

Female attendees at a rally to support Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's election were allegedly raped and sexually assaulted by Muslim Brotherhood supporters. (AP Photo/Heba Khamis, File)

2_heels_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

2_heels_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

A pro-Kremlin lawmaker is seeking to introduce official standards in Russia that would limit a person's shoe height, essentially banning women from wearing sky-high heels. (Wikimedia Commons)

heels.jpg

heels.jpg

A pro-Kremlin lawmaker is seeking to introduce official standards in Russia that would limit a person's shoe height, essentially banning women from wearing sky-high heels. (Wikimedia Commons)