Brett Decker, who has led the development of the print and online versions of the The Washington Times' Commentary section since 2009, resigned Wednesday as the paper's editorial-page editor.
Former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld offered a sharp and at times biting critique of the Obama administration's defense and national security record, saying the president's policies in the Middle East, Europe and East Asia have cost the country prestige and influence and put America on a path to decline.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A memorial service to honor former Washington Times Editorial Page Editor Tony Blankley will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 1.
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: