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Joseph Curl

Joseph Curl

Joseph Curl covered the White House and politics for a decade for The Washington Times. He can be reached at and on Twitter @josephcurl.

Articles by Joseph Curl

In this March 9, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign rally at Renaissance High School in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Joe Biden gets racist; Media immediately forgive, forget

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden sat down last Friday for an online interview with Charlamagne tha God on his popular radio show "The Breakfast Club," at one point telling the host that if he supports President Trump, "then you ain't black." Published May 26, 2020

Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waves signs as Sanders speaks at a campaign rally Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Bernie Bros won’t go quietly

Sanders supporters know they have clout. Shortly after Mr. Sanders suspended his campaign, a collective of eight groups issued a warning to Mr. Biden. Published April 14, 2020

In this Feb. 12, 2017 file photo, Patton Oswalt poses in the press room with the award for best comedy album for "Talking for Clapping" at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)  **FILE**

Americans try to keep sense of humor in face of coronavirus pandemic

Human beings, when faced with those desperate situations, often make a joke to ease the tension. Americans especially. But during these trying times of a worldwide virus spreading exponentially, of endless empty shelves in our local grocery stores, and of a creepy fear that it's all going to get a lot worse before it gets better -- is it still OK to crack a joke? Published March 24, 2020

Tony Sanchez, wearing disposable gloves and a homemade mask made from a cut up t-shirt to help fight the coronavirus outbreak, cleans and sanitizes a bottle of olive oil at A. Litteri Italian Specialty Delicatessen at Union Market in Washington, Tuesday, March, 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

COVID-19 in the U.S.: Doomsday numbers just don’t add up

Last week, when people in America used to leave their homes (remember that?), I was finishing up a big household project and stopped off at Lowe's (every project I do requires at least 17 trips to the hardware store). Published March 17, 2020