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Kelly Riddell

Kelly Riddell

Kelly Riddell is a former columnist and commentary writer for The Washington Times.

Articles by Kelly Riddell

A trailer leaves the construction site carrying away an earth mover, as workers shut down operations a day after Ford announced the cancellation of plans to build a $1.6 billion auto manufacturing plant on the site, in Villa de Reyes, outside San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. Ford's cancellation, which costs the region thousands of projected jobs, has sounded alarms throughout the country and sent Mexico's currency tumbling by nearly 1%. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Donald Trump: Job creator-in-chief before even taking office

"I'll be the greatest president for jobs that God ever created." I giggled a bit when I heard President-elect Donald Trump first say that -- amused and intrigued at the ambition and confidence in the statement. Published January 4, 2017

In this photo released by the Kremlin Press service via Sputnik agency, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during an undated recording of his annual televised New Year's message in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin Press Service, Sputnik, via AP) ** FILE **

The Russian conspiracy theory

Did the Russians hack our election? Absolutely not -- although many in the mainstream media would like you to believe they did. Published January 4, 2017

In this Jan. 15, 2015 file photo, Gov. Peter Shumlin delivers his budget address at the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt. (AP Photo/Andy Duback, file)

The Russians invaded Vermont -- not!

It's beginning to feel like the mainstream media has Russian hysteria -- which in itself is funny, given most in the press openly mocked 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney a mere four years ago for saying Russia was the greatest geopolitical threat to the U.S. Published January 3, 2017

White House Land Mines Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A graceless exit

In November, after Donald Trump won the election, President Barack Obama met the president-elect in the Oval Office and told him: "If you succeed, then the country succeeds." Published December 29, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with Vice President-elect Mike Pence during a rally at the Giant Center, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, in Hershey, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Worst (and best) predictions of the 2016 campaign

The 2016 presidential contest was the year that all the pollsters and pundits got it wrong. Here are the best of the worst predictions -- and some, like mine, that got things right. Published December 28, 2016

Merry Christmas, Everyone Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The holy day prevails

At a rally in Wisconsin last week, President-elect Donald Trump debuted a new podium placard captioned: "Merry Christmas, USA. Thank You Tour 2016." Published December 22, 2016