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Jennifer Harper

Jennifer Harper

To read Jennifer Harper's Inside the Beltway columns, click here. Contact her at [email protected].

Articles by Jennifer Harper

Inside Politics Weekend: Needing America

President Obama is a cheerful traveler and apologizes for all sorts of things with great sincerity and flair. His speechifying is almost unparalleled. But wait a minute. Gruff observers will have none of it, even as the engines of Air Force One cool down from overseas flights this week. Published June 7, 2009

Studies: Conservatives easier to disgust

Conservatives are more easily disgusted than liberals when it comes to such squeamish things as maggots, questionable toilet seats and the prospect of eating monkey meat, studies show. Such sensitivity, it seems, plays a role in their ideology and moral values. Published June 6, 2009

Coverage uneven for abortion doctor, soldier

Two apparent politically motivated slayings within 24 hours resulted in some very uneven news coverage. The press paid far more attention to the killing of late-term abortion provider Dr. George Tiller than it did to Army recruiter Pvt. William Andrew Long. Published June 5, 2009

New Zealand rated most peaceful, U.S. 83

Americans pining for a peaceful existence might consider moving to New Zealand, the most peaceful nation on Earth, according to the 2009 Global Peace Index released Tuesday by an Australian-based research group that counts former President Jimmy Carter, Ted Turner and the Dalai Lama among its endorsers. Published June 3, 2009

Inside Politics Weekend: ET phone Obama

OK, so 53 percent of American voters say that intelligent life exists on other planets, according to a recent survey from Rasmussen Reports. But things are partisan among the planets. Published May 31, 2009

Sotomayor finds favor in coverage

Old speeches showcasing her virtue as a "Latina woman" and suggesting judges could make policy gave instant, visceral fodder to Judge Sonia Sotomayor's critics in Republican circles this week. Published May 29, 2009

Times announces radio talk show hosts

Longtime radio personality Melanie Morgan and award-winning newspaper columnist John McCaslin have been named the anchors for The Washington Times' new morning-drive radio show, set to debut nationwide June 15. Published May 28, 2009

9/11 'misleads' Americans' view of terrorism

Sept. 11 looms large as the defining example of a terrorist attack on the United States, but it was one of more than 1,000 in recent years and a very atypical example. Published May 28, 2009

Inside Politics Weekend: The Obama effect

It's more than a honeymoon at this point. Forgiving press coverage and public adulation of President Obama and his emerging policies is a given. Published May 24, 2009

Obama, Rolling Thunder meet privately

At 3:30 p.m. Friday, President Obama met privately with representatives of the group famous for their support of active duty military, veterans and prisoners of war — not to mention their distinctive blend of patriotism that includes Old Glory and motorcycles. Published May 23, 2009

Rolling Thunder not expecting Obama greeting

The last time Rolling Thunder roared into Washington, the president welcomed them in the White House driveway with a smile on his face and heartfelt personal greeting. This year, maybe not. Published May 22, 2009

Republican favorability falls in latest Pew survey

The schism between Republicans and conservatives has grownpronounced. The party is losing members while ideology is retaining consistently loyal followers, according to new research released Thursday. Published May 22, 2009

Times Radio News hits the airwaves

Washington Times Radio News debuts Monday on WHFS 1580 AM, featuring hourly newscasts plus 30-second features that showcase exclusive content and original, investigative reporting from The Times newsroom. Published May 18, 2009

Radio host Savage always up for a fight

Batten down the hatches. Duck and cover. Michael Savage is on the airwaves, delivering his rapid-fire message over 400 radio stations, three hours a day, five days a week. Published May 17, 2009

Inside Politics Weekend: A fine whine

Despite repeated calls for order, the Republicans continue to quibble with one another, dithering over the outcome of 2010, 2012, 2016, 2020. Published May 17, 2009

Poll: More Americans 'pro-life'

More Americans now say they are "pro-life" than "pro-choice," according to a Gallup poll released Friday. Published May 16, 2009