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David R. Sands

David R. Sands

Raised in Northern Virginia, David R. Sands received an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and a master's degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He worked as a reporter for several Washington-area business publications before joining The Washington Times.

At The Times, Mr. Sands has covered numerous beats, including international trade, banking, politics and Capitol Hill, and spent eight years on the foreign desk as senior diplomatic correspondent. He is currently the deputy editor for politics. In addition, he has reviewed books and written feature stories for the newspaper and authored The Times' weekly chess column since 1993. He is also senior writer for Washington GolfStyles, a monthly publication covering the Mid-Atlantic golf scene.


Articles by David R. Sands

The Oklahoma state attorney general described Mike Pence, Donald Trump's pick for vice president, as "a solid conservative choice who understands the issues of federalism at a very personal level." (Associated Press)

Trump pick in Pence, list of justices eases AGs' worries

The Republican state attorneys general who have scored some of the biggest legal victories rolling back President Obama's regulatory policies and executive orders said Tuesday they think they will have an ally in the White House if Donald Trump is elected in November. Published July 19, 2016

Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort walks around the convention floor before the opening session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Monday, July 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

GOP convention winners: Depression-era edition

Smoot and Hawley are back in and Glass and Steagall may be next in line for rehabilitation, if Donald Trump carries out the financial agenda in the platform approved by the Republican delegates here Monday. Published July 18, 2016

A wide world of chess winners dominates World Open

At the 44th World Open, the world came to play. The seven players who topped the massive traditional July Fourth open tournament in Philadelphia represented a veritable United Nations of grandmasters, hailing from Hungary, Moldova, Georgia (the country), Israel, Russia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine, all finishing at 7-2. Published July 12, 2016

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras gives a speech during an Economy conference, in Lagonisi southeast of Athens, on Thursday, June 22, 2016. Greece's left-led government wants to ease its budgetary saving commitments after its current multi-billion euro bailout ends in 2018, a senior official says.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Greek PM: EU needs 'change of course' in light of British exit vote

With many speculating that his country might be the next to defect from the European Union, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Friday that the EU must make a major course correction if it wants head off a deeper crisis following Britain's vote Thursday to leave the bloc. Published June 24, 2016

A man passes the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, June 24, 2016. Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the prime minister Friday, sending global markets plunging and shattering the stability of a project in continental unity designed half a century ago to prevent World War III. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Dow plummets nearly 500 points at opening after U.K.'s Brexit vote

The Dow Jones index of leading stocks fell nearly 500 points, or 3 percent, in the first minutes of trading Friday morning, as traders were still reeling from the shock vote the day before that will take Britain out of the European Union. Published June 24, 2016

In this July 10, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles as he leaves after speaking at a news conference about immigration, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Trump tops Clinton in latest poll -- among Russians

The first major poll since Hillary Clinton was declared the presumptive Democratic nominee this finds her trailing Republican rival Donald Trump -- among voters in Russia, at least. Published June 7, 2016

When mismatches make for chess masterpieces

Odd but true: Some of the most brilliant and most anthologized games in the history of chess were distinct mismatches, the equivalent of Stephen Strasburg pitching a no-hitter against a Double-A minor league team. Published June 7, 2016