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Martin Di Caro

Martin Di Caro

Martin Di Caro brings 25 years of broadcast journalism experience to the Washington Times. He has won numerous prestigious awards throughout his career in major media markets across the country. Before coming to the Times, Martin was a news anchor at Bloomberg Radio’s Washington bureau. From 2012 to 2017, he covered transportation at NPR member station WAMU 88.5 in Washington, where his work on the yearslong Metrorail crisis earned Martin his second Edward R. Murrow award, which included hosting the radio station’s first podcast, Metropocalypse. Martin worked as a reporter for AP Radio in New York and Washington for eight years starting in 2008. He lives in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of D.C. and his interests include reading history and following his beloved New York Jets. He can be reached at

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President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Biden ends his first year in the White House with a clear majority of Americans for the first time disapproving of his handling of the presidency in the face of an unrelenting pandemic and roaring inflation. That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

History As It Happens: The Great Inflation

Thomas Hoenig, the former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, warned the Fed about inflation. Central bankers did not listen. Published January 26, 2022

A Russian tank T-72B3 fires as troops take part in drills at the Kadamovskiy firing range in the Rostov region in southern Russia, on Jan. 12, 2022. The failure of last week's high-stakes diplomatic meetings to resolve escalating tensions over Ukraine has put Russia, the United States and its European allies in uncharted post-Cold War territory.(AP Photo)

History As It Happens: The end of NATO

As Russia threatens to invade Ukraine, the U.S. and NATO are facing fundamental questions about the alliance's purpose. Andrew Bacevich argues America should leave NATO. Published January 17, 2022

This image shows an 1876 engraving titled "Declaration of Independence, July 4th, 1776" made available by the Library of Congress. On that day, the Continental Congress formally endorsed the Declaration of Independence. Celebrations began within days: parades and public readings, bonfires and candles and the firing of 13 musket rounds, one for each of the original states. Nearly a century passed before the country officially named its founding a holiday. ( J. Trumbull, W.L. Ormsby via AP)

History As It Happens: Back to 1776

A group of Black scholars and activists is writing a counter-narrative to The 1619 Project. Can it unite us, or will it intensify the history wars? Published January 12, 2022

A cleric walks past Zolfaghar, top, and Dezful missiles displayed in a missile capabilities exhibition by the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard a day prior to the second anniversary of Iran's missile strike on U.S. bases in Iraq in retaliation for the U.S. drone strike that killed top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, at Imam Khomeini grand mosque, in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Iran put three ballistic missiles on display on Friday, as talks in Vienna aimed at reviving Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers flounder. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

History As It Happens: Atoms for Iran

Nearly 70 years after Eisenhower pledged "Atoms for Peace," the U.S. and Iran remain hopelessly at odds over the latter's nuclear program. Published January 10, 2022

Police stand guard around the statue of wartime prime minister Winston Churchill in Parliament Square during a 'Kill the Bill' protest in London, Saturday, April 3, 2021. The demonstration is against the contentious Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, which is currently going through Parliament and would give police stronger powers to restrict protests. The statue had been defaced during anti-racism protests last year. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

History As It Happens: Does history need heroes?

Max Hastings challenges us to embrace a balanced view of Winston Churchill's legacy at a time when young activists are condemning the Last Lion as a racist imperialist. Published December 20, 2021

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 1941, file photo, part of the hull of the capsized USS Oklahoma is seen at right as the battleship USS West Virginia, center, begins to sink after suffering heavy damage, while the USS Maryland, left, is still afloat in Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii. Pearl Harbor survivors and World War II veterans are gathering in Hawaii this week to remember those killed in the Dec. 7, 1941 attack. Those attending will observe a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., the minute the bombing began. The ceremony will mark the 80th anniversary of the attack that launched the U.S. into World War II. (U.S. Navy via AP, File)

History As It Happens: Pearl Harbor, 80 years on

Conflict between the U.S. and Japan was not inevitable, and in the 1930s it would have seemed unnecessary that a dispute over China, where the U.S. had no vital strategic or material interest, should culminate in the events of Dec. 7, 1941. Published December 6, 2021

Nikole Hannah-Jones stands for a portrait at her home in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Hannah-Jones says she will not teach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill following an extended fight over tenure. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

History As It Happens: Misunderstanding slavery

The 1619 Project's new book-length interpretation of the American past was an immediate bestseller. But some scholars say it is still marred by egregious errors and cynical distortions. Published December 1, 2021

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping waves as he chairs the ASEAN-China Special Summit to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of ASEAN-China Dialogue Relations via video link from Beijing, China on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. Xi on Monday said his country will not seek dominance over Southeast Asia or bully its smaller neighbors, amid ongoing friction over the South China Sea. (Huang Jingwen/Xinhua via AP)

History As It Happens: Xi Jinping forever

Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping now have company in the pantheon of China's revered leaders. The ruling communist party is revising and using history to chart the way forward. Published November 22, 2021