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Carleton Bryant

Carleton Bryant

Carleton Bryant is the assistant managing editor for strategic planning and development/special projects for The Washington Times. He previously served as The Times' Metropolitan desk editor, Features desk editor and an assistant National desk editor, as well as a National and Metropolitan reporter. He currently writes a humor blog and weekly humor column — both titled "Out of Context" — and helps produce The Times' nationally syndicated radio show, "America's Morning News." He is a Navy veteran and a Catholic school survivor. He lives in Maryland with his wife and their two children. He can be found at, Facebook and Twitter (user name: nittwit7000).

Articles by Carleton Bryant

Prince's inimitable musical style blended together elements of gospel, rock, funk, jazz and blues, passed through his own unique prism, to create an aesthetic that was adored and imitated the world over. (Associated Press photographs)

Prince's purple reign changed music

It's hard to find the right or apt context to discuss Prince's contribution to pop culture, not because of all the things he was but because of the things he wasn't. Published April 21, 2016

To restore the 56-acre battlefield to its Civil War glory, preservationists had to remove two houses, a garage, a pair of in-ground pools and a pool house. (Civil War Trust)

Civil War Trust wins preservation for Battle of Brandy Station's Fleetwood Hill

On a wide grassy knoll in Northern Virginia 152 years ago, about 20,000 soldiers armed with rifles and sabers charged at one another on horseback, regrouped and charged again and again in a daylong, pitched battle of the Civil War -- the largest clash of cavalries in North America's history. Published October 26, 2015

Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, Maryland Democrat, and his allies in Congress say they are determined to make the Affordable Care Act work no matter what stands in their way. The GOP, however, is not relenting. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Two Baltimore colleges to receive CDC grants to stop disease spread

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has chosen two Baltimore universities, along with four other academic institutions, to become Prevention Epicenters — focused on stopping the spread of infectious diseases, including the Ebola virus, in health care facilities across the country and around the world. Published October 7, 2015

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, right, speaks to the media next to his wife, Dorothy. (Stephanie Klein-Davis/The Roanoke Times via AP)

Virginia braces for heavy rains, Hurricane Joaquin

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency Wednesday after heavy rains had caused widespread flooding on Tuesday and more downpours were expected over the next days as Hurricane Joaquin approaches the East Coast. As much as 10 of inches of rain is expected by week's end. Published September 30, 2015

An extensive archive from the career of actor and comedian Jerry Lewis, including rarely seen films, long-lost TV recordings and home videos, will have a new home at the Library of Congress, curators announced on Monday. (Associated Press)

Jerry Lewis trove to be preserved by Library of Congress

The French have long revered him as an artistic icon, and now America's oldest cultural institution is recognizing his contribution to the world of entertainment: The Library of Congress announced Monday it has acquired a trove of films and other materials highlighting the life and career of Jerry Lewis. Published September 14, 2015