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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.

Columns by Joseph Curl

President Joe Biden receives a COVID-19 booster shot during an event in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden admits herd immunity is a mirage

President Biden had a little photo op at the White House this week, getting jabbed with a COVID-19 booster shot as photographers snapped away. Published September 29, 2021

Taliban fighters stand guard at a checkpoint near the US embassy that was previously manned by American troops, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. The Taliban declared an "amnesty" across Afghanistan and urged women to join their government Tuesday, seeking to convince a wary population that they have changed a day after deadly chaos gripped the main airport as desperate crowds tried to flee the country. (AP Photo)

The Afghanistan debacle from all angles

Unless you've been under a rock the past few days, you saw the pictures: Armed Taliban members stomping through the streets of Kabul. Published August 17, 2021

Jon Stewart talks about the possible origins of COVID-19 with "The Late Show" host Stephen Colbert, June 14, 2021. (Image: YouTube, "The Late Show with Stephen Cobert" video screenshot)

Comedians finally take aim at Biden and the woke liberals

Former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart, a longtime liberal who had former President Barack Obama's back at every turn, went on a classic rant last week in which he actually took aim at President Biden. Published June 22, 2021

President Donald Trump speaks during his campaign rally at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., Saturday, June 20, 2020. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)

Donald Trump hopes MAGA rallies make him a 2022 kingmaker

When George W. Bush left the White House in 2009, he vowed to follow in his father's footsteps and disappear. But Donald Trump made no such promise and his "Make America Great Again" rallies will return soon. Published May 11, 2021

Mark Twain (Associated Press photo)

Here’s why you can never trust the U.S. news media again

More than a century ago, way back in 1906, Mark Twain said, "There are only two forces that can carry light to all the corners of the globe -- only two -- the sun in the heavens and the Associated Press down here." Published April 6, 2021