The Washington Times - January 2, 2014, 04:33PM

Dr. Ben Carson’s weekly opinion column in The Washington Times will now be syndicated nationwide with Creators Syndicate, the newspaper announced Friday.

Dr. Carson’s first syndicated column, “Thinking for Ourselves: The Rewards of Independence and Common Sense Are Many,” will be available in more than two dozen newspapers across the country starting this week.


“Carson’s is a unique voice of calm and common sense in this highly divisive political climate,” said Creators CEO Rick Newcombe. “His column is filled with interesting anecdotes from his extraordinary life, eliciting a response from readers that few other writers achieve.”

Dr. Carson, an emeritus professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, has been writing for The Washington Times since July 2013, and has been emerged as one of the most effective critics of President Obama’s new health care law.

He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush in 2008 and has also authored more than 100 neurosurgical publications.

As Obamacare continues to roll out, Dr. Carson has vowed to “strive very hard to not only expose what is happening in our nation but also … suggest ways to regain a direction that will lead our nation toward freedom and justice for all.”