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James Varney

James Varney

James Varney is a national correspondent for The Washington Times. A graduate of Wesleyan and the Columbia Journalism School, he spent decades with The Times-Picayune, including a 5-year stint as the paper's Latin America correspondent and two embedded tours with the Army and the Marines in Iraq in 2003. He was a member of the New Orleans-based reporting team that won two Pulitzer Prizes for Hurricane Katrina coverage in 2006. In sports, he covered both LSU's national championship in 2007 and the Saints victory in Super Bowl XLIV. He can be reached at jvarney@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by James Varney

Image courtesy of The Babylon Bee.

Satirical Babylon Bee: 'Paper of record' for conservatives

The Babylon Bee satirizes the political, intellectual and religious trends that strike it as absurd, a stance that puts it at odds with most of the modern media market and placed it at the crossroads of conservative writing and censorship. Published January 3, 2021

Miguel Cardona is President-elect Joseph R. Biden's nominee for education secretary. Mr. Biden touted Mr. Cardona's credentials. (Associated Press)

Biden selects Cardona to be next secretary of education

President-elect Joseph R. Biden introduced Miguel Cardona as his pick for education secretary Wednesday, declaring the public schools chief from Connecticut to be "as American as apple pie and rice and beans." Published December 23, 2020

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, speaks during a news conference following a weekly meeting with the Senate Republican caucus, Tuesday, Dec. 8. 2020 at the Capitol in Washington. Americans waiting for Republicans in Congress to acknowledge Joe Biden as the president-elect may have to keep waiting until January as GOP leaders stick with President Donald Trumps litany of legal challenges and unproven claims of fraud. (Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP) **FILE**

Republicans outspend Democrats for Georgia runoffs

When it comes to who wants to be majority leader in the Senate, Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell appears to want it more than New York Democrat Charles E. Schumer. At least that's what is reflected by the sums each side's super PACs have poured into the two Georgia runoff races for Senate. Published December 9, 2020