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James Varney

James Varney was a national correspondent for The Washington Times. 

Articles by James Varney

Omari Salisbury, founder of Converge Media in Seattle, captured and displayed the chaos of the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) via his cellphone in June 2020. (Jake Gravbrot/Converge Media)

In Seattle, a journalist reflects on 2020’s summer of protest

Journalist Omari Salisbury says he wasn't chasing glory via his cellphone coverage of protests and riots in Seattle in the summer of 2020. He just wanted to let his neighbors -- and the world -- know what was happening in his home town. Published December 30, 2021

In this March 23, 2021, file photo, pedestrians walk past the New York Stock Exchange in New York's Financial District.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

One thing partisan voters agree on: Woke CEOs miss the mark

A broad, bipartisan majority of voters says corporate executives should spend less time virtue signaling on social issues and more on developing and selling their products, according to new research from a leading strategic data analysis firm. Published December 1, 2021

In this undated file photo provided by the County of Los Angeles, incoming Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon speaks after he was sworn in a virtual ceremony in downtown Los Angeles. (Bryan Chan/County of Los Angeles via AP, File)

In California, big city DAs face shifting recall winds

Disgruntled voters in San Francisco and Los Angeles are seeking to recall their left-wing district attorneys, with the effort in San Francisco full of energy and momentum while the Los Angeles movement is trying to regain its footing. Published November 22, 2021

In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry speaks in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. A second set of states has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers. The latest suit, dated Monday, Nov. 15, 2021 was filed in Louisiana on behalf of 12 states and comes less than a week after another lawsuit challenging the rule was filed in Missouri by a coalition of 10 states. "The federal government will not impose medical tyranny on Louisiana’s people without my best fight," Landry said in a news release announcing the lawsuit. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) **FILE**

Louisiana, 11 more states take administration to court over shot mandates

A coalition of a dozen states led by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry filed suit against the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all employees, volunteers and contractors who work at health care facilities that receive federal funding. Published November 16, 2021