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  • The Steamboat Institute, a Colorado-based nonprofit dedicated to conservative principles, is looking for a scholar to fill the Tony Blankley Chair for Public Policy and American Exceptionalism. (The Washington Times)

    Inside the Beltway: Shave the way to a balanced budget

    The tea party realm is not exactly thrilled with Rep. Paul Ryan's 102-page federal budget proposal, a meticulously crafted document open to interpretation. The Republican National Committee frames it as evidence that the GOP is the "party of solutions."

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Nation mourns the loss of Tony Blankley

    In the space of time and history, we occasionally are graced by those who echo the virtue and good that restore our spirit, nourish our thirst for leadership and become steady reminders of right from wrong. They almost certainly have an innate moral compass that simply points the way forward.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Acting and living heroically

    My sincere hopes and prayers are extended to the Blankley family and members of The Washington Times staff at the inopportune and premature passing of such a perceptive and heroic man ("Tony Blankley, R.I.P.," Comment & Analysis, Jan. 9). Mr. Blankley's wisdom, wit and grit will be missed.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A 'beautiful spirit'

    I still remember the story Tony Blankley told about his lost peacock and how he tramped through the hills and valleys to find his missing fowl.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Appreciation for Tony

    I first met Tony Blankley in his office at The Washington Times in August 2006, when newspaper offices were in a flux over the trans-Atlantic aircraft plot - a terrorist scheme to blow up at least 10 airliners traveling from the United Kingdom to the United States and Canada.

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    Blankley memorial will be at National Cathedral

    Tony Blankley, a former top aide to House Speaker Newt Gingrich and longtime editorial page editor and columnist for The Washington Times, will remembered and celebrated at a memorial ceremony to be held Feb. 1 at the Washington National Cathedral.

  • Blankley memorial service

    A memorial service to honor former Washington Times Editorial Page Editor Tony Blankley will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 1.

  • ROHRABACHER: Great journalist, better tequila drinker

    I am proud to have called Tony Blankley my friend for more than four decades. He played a significant role not only in my life but the life of this great nation. Values that we shared made him a mighty force for liberty and the American cause. We will miss him as a wonderful person but even more so as a force for those values and beliefs that we hold dear as Americans.

  • McCURRY: Class act, saved my job

    Many people play-act at bipartisanship in Washington, but Tony Blankley was the real deal - when he needed to be. I suspect he preferred the clever baton he wielded to orchestrate feisty attacks on Democrats in Congress and on my then-boss President Clinton when we engaged each other in the 1990s. But when that music had to stop and serious business needed doing, Tony would stop by the West Wing or give a call and we would find some way to harmonize.

  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    DECKER: On the death of a friend

    Tony Blankley, a columnist and former editorial page editor of The Washington Times, died last weekend. His struggle against cancer was long, but for those of us who loved him, his passing came all too soon. Tony's absence leaves a big hole in this world - and on these opinion pages - that can't be filled.

  • 'Tommy' by Rudyard Kipling

    Tony Blankley published the following poem every year to honor the troops. The editorial board is printing it one last time to honor Tony's memory:

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Credible on big screen and in real life

    I only met Tony Blankley in person once but I followed his written and spoken comments closely enough that I felt I knew him well. I'll miss him greatly. He was one of those rare observers of the public arena who could express strong opinions with wit as well as clarity, and who could inform without being offensive unless the reader or listener was determined to take offense.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Attentive to thoughts of his readers

    I was one of those cranky old strangers to whom Tony Blankley responded. I will miss him very much.

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    GINGRICH: A student of conservatism with the right touch of the absurd

    Tony Blankley was a remarkable man. He combined intellect, passion for freedom and passion for life into a wonderful personality that attracted virtually everyone privileged to work with him or know him.

  • BARONE: God grant Tony an agreeable menagerie

    When I think of Tony Blankley, whom we have lost way too soon, I don't think first of his incisive and concise political commentary - he always managed to make his points on McLaughlin Group more economically and succinctly than I did - but of his love for animals and his family and his wry humor and wit.

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  • In his Tuesday opinion column, "Lincoln or Kagan," Tony Blankley elegantly explains the source and meaning of the inalienable individual rights which are the essence of our form of government and the reason why we must preserve it at all costs as the last best hope of a free world.

    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vanishing constitutional rights →

  • In closing his column (which discusses all of the hand-wringing about Iraq currently going on in the Senate), Mr. Blankley states: "But the worm will surely turn. And senators who today proudly call for retreat will then be hiding their faces in shame. And deservedly so. And the public will remember."

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