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Kelly Sadler

Kelly Sadler

Kelly Sadler is the Commentary Editor and a columnist for The Washington Times. Often seen as a Newsmax contributor, Ms. Sadler started out as a beat reporter at Bloomberg News, and later covered politics and commentary during the 2016 presidential election at the Washington Times. Ms. Sadler is a Trump Administration alum, serving as a Special Assistant to the President, where she coordinated surrogate coverage and talking points. She most recently served as the communication director for America First Action. She can be reached at

Columns by Kelly Sadler

Gov. Ron DeSantis, of Florida, watches the foursome matches during the Walker Cup golf tournament at the Seminole Golf Club on Saturday, May 8, 2021, in Juno Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) ** FILE **

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis defies critics, stands for freedoms

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is on a roll. On Wednesday, Mr. DeSantis said he will pardon anyone in the Sunshine State charged for not wearing their masks or socially distancing. He delivered the news live during a Fox News interview where a couple, who own a gym in Broward County, were facing jail-time for allowing their patrons not to wear masks while exercising. Published May 13, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris listens as President Joe Biden speaks about the economy, in the East Room of the White House, Monday, May 10, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden’s middle-class tax hike is inflation

President Biden has repeatedly promised he won't raise taxes on anybody making less than $400,000 annually. Yet his tax and spend agenda is costing families in another way -- through higher consumer prices. Published May 11, 2021

CNN's Brian Stelter talks about the definition of patriotism, Jan. 5, 2020. (Image: CNN video screenshot)

Biden administration staffs up with CNN employees

CNN media critic Brian Stelter repeatedly blasted the former Trump administration for using conservative-leaning Fox News as its personnel pipeline into the White House. Perhaps he should take a look inward. Published May 10, 2021

In this Thursday, April 22, 2021, photo, former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett speaks at a news conference to talk about overseeing a 2020 election ballot audit ordered by the Republican lead Arizona Senate at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. A judge hearing a challenge to voter privacy policies during the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate's recount of 2.1 million 2020 election ballots says he is not convinced voter secrecy is being upheld. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) **FILE**

Democrats worried Arizona audit may uncover fraud

President Biden's Department of Justice has "concerns" about the integrity of the Republican-led election audit in Arizona, it told the president of Arizona's state Senate. Published May 6, 2021

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, file photo, the logo of Apple is illuminated at a store in the city center in Munich. On Monday, April 26, 2021, Apple announced plans to invest more than $1 billion in North Carolina to build the company's first East Coast campus, in a move that is expected to bring at least 3,000 new jobs to the state. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)

Big Tech working to turn America blue

Last week, Apple announced it would be opening an engineering hub in Raleigh, North Carolina creating at least 3,000 jobs in machine learning, artificial intelligence and software engineering. Published May 5, 2021

In this April 20, 2021, photo, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., the House Republican Conference chair, speaks with reporters following a GOP strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington. Donald Trump and his supporters are intensifying efforts to shame members of the party who are seen as disloyal to the former president and his false claims that last year's election was stolen from him. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) **FILE**

Liz Cheney needs to go

Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney is the past, not the future, of the Republican Party, and she should be removed from House leadership immediately. Published May 4, 2021

In this April 13, 2014, file photo, the Internal Revenue Service Headquarters (IRS) building is seen in Washington. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File) ** FILE **

An emboldened IRS: Biden’s plan for more audits

In order to pay for one of the largest government spending proposals in our nation's history, President Joe Biden has plans to beef up the Internal Revenue Service's enforcement arm. Published May 3, 2021

President Joe Biden arrives to speak about COVID-19, on the North Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden’s mask messaging is anti-science

For someone who promised the American people his administration would provide an "urgent, robust and professional response" to the coronavirus outbreak, President Biden's team is sure falling short. Published April 27, 2021

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., left, accompanied by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., and Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, speaks at a news conference after the Senate passes a COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act on Capitol Hill, Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Democrat ‘wokeness’: Racism good for college admissions

Senate Democrats shot down an amendment to prohibit funding for any institution of higher learning that discriminates against Asian Americans in recruitment, applicant review and admissions - essentially endorsing such discrimination at American universities. Published April 22, 2021

Illustration on the Ferguson Effect by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Crime rates spike, as social warriors take charge

Floyd had his justice, but Jaslyn Adams may never have hers. Her killers are still not in custody -- and the political left and our national news media doesn't seem to care. Published April 21, 2021