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David Keene

David Keene

Editor at Large — David Keene, a trusted adviser to presidents, a longtime champion of personal liberty and one of conservatism’s most respected voices, is the former opinion editor of The Washington Times. An author, columnist and fixture on national television, Mr. Keene has championed conservative causes for more than five decades while offering advice to Republican presidents and countless candidates. He additionally served as chairman of the American Conservative Union and president of the National Rifle Association.

Articles by David Keene

Voting for Donald Trump illustration by The Washington Times

The dangers in declaring support for Donald Trump

It may have been "politically incorrect" to state one's intention to vote for Donald J. Trump four years ago, but the perception among much of the public that it might actually be dangerous today is real. Published August 31, 2020

Illustration on gun rights by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Voters will rise up against Democrats' jihad on guns

Most of the guns being bought now are by first-time buyers to have available in case they might need a gun to protect themselves from the very thugs the protesters champion. Published August 8, 2020

The cost of demonizing the police

It was reported last week that in New York City alone some 272 officers have put in for retirement in the last month and that most of them are among the most experienced in the department. Published July 1, 2020

Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers by John Gierach (book cover)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers'

Eric Engberg, one of my fishing buddies a couple decades ago, was an on-the-air reporter for CBS News for 26 years until he had emergency bypass surgery, bagged his television career in 2002, bought a used trawler and retired to Florida to fish and enjoy the good life. Published June 5, 2020

The Cuomo Variety Show Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Ambitious politicians like Cuomo and Whitmer try to out-perform Trump

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo appears daily to comfort the afflicted, warn the public of dangers still lurking out there and, hopefully, perform better than the current occupant of the White House who he apparently hopes viewers will conclude is far less sympathetic, dishonest and perhaps dangerous. Published April 15, 2020