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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

A sign on the street reads "Welcome to the CHOP" as protesters stand near barricades, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at the CHOP (Capitol Hill Occupied Protest) zone in Seattle. Seattle Department of Transportation workers removed barricades about a block away Tuesday at the intersection of 10th Ave. and Pine St., but protesters quickly moved couches, trash cans and other materials in to replace the cleared barricades. The area has been occupied by protesters since Seattle Police pulled back from their East Precinct building following violent clashes with demonstrators earlier in the month. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Federal judge upholds lawsuit against Seattle over CHOP

A federal district court in Washington upheld a lawsuit against the city of Seattle on Friday, ruling the plaintiffs "plausibly" present a case that they were harmed during the organized protests there in June. Published October 16, 2020

In this Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, Kanye West appears on stage during a service at Lakewood Church in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)

Kanye West gets VP slot on California ballots

California's recently distributed mail-in presidential ballot contained a curveball: rap music mogul Kanye West as the vice-presidential nominee for the American Independent Party. Published October 6, 2020

Crusader of 'right to work' laws a strong supporter of unions

Mark Mix, a tireless fighter for "right to work" laws that guarantee a person cannot be compelled to join a union or pay union dues, says he knows exactly whom he would like to speak for his cause: Samuel Gompers. Published September 20, 2020

In this Oct. 30, 2018, photo, Chick-fil-A signage is displayed in downtown, Athens, Ga. Chick-fil-A said Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, that it no longer plans to open a restaurant in the San Antonio airport, even though the Texas city relented and agreed to let it do so after more than a year of legal wrangling. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP) **FILE**

Chick-fil-A squawks at San Antonio airport deal

Chick-fil-A on Monday walked away from a deal to open a restaurant in the San Antonio Airport, despite the city relenting in its yearlong fight to keep out the conservative-owned fast-food chain. Published September 14, 2020