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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. He can be reached at me@davidakeene.com.

Articles by David Keene

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

Coronavirus and China  illustration by Linas Garsys / The Washington Times

Playing coronavirus politics: China puts Taiwan and world at risk

Nowhere are the potential risks of putting politics above all else more acute than in dealing with the various flu-like pandemics that have a tendency to emerge first in China and then spread to surrounding countries and the rest of the world. Published March 3, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at the National Action Network South Carolina Ministers' Breakfast, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Dems' presidential wannabes pander to Sanders and the crazy leftists

Love him or hate him, Vermont socialist Bernie Sanders is the genuine article. He believes what he believes while the rest of the contenders look like what they are; panderers espousing views they adopted not out of principle, but for this campaign. Published February 27, 2020

Mike Money Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Iowa Democrats may turn to Michael Bloomberg

Voters may turn to former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg of all people if Mr. Biden is seriously wounded in the early going and no one emerges from Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina as a clear front-runner. Published February 1, 2020

Virginia is for Gun Lovers Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Virginia's 'Second Amendment Sanctuaries'

Elections have consequences. Virginia, which for decades had been considered reliably conservative, is now firmly in "progressive" hands and quickly morphing into one of the most liberal states in the East. Published January 7, 2020

Additional Antiquities Wind farms Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The trouble with wind farms

Wind farm operators have routinely overestimated the salvage value of their windmills and underestimated the costs involved in removing them to get permitted jurisdictions to lower how much they are required to put aside. Published January 1, 2020