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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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In this May 29, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump, left, and his daughter Ivanka Trump, right, watch as former football player Herschel Walker, center, throws football's during White House Sports and Fitness Day on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. The U.S. Senate nomination in a premier battleground like Georgia should be a plum political prize, but a year before Republican voters choose a nominee for the 2022 midterms, they have no clear options. The wildcard is whether football hero Herschel Walker runs and brings the endorsement of former President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

History As It Happens: The end of Trumpism?

A political journalist says despite the anger of many conservatives at the GOP's disappointing midterms, it is too early to write off Donald Trump. Published November 14, 2022

In this Oct. 11, 1918, file photo first lady Edith Wilson, center, and President Woodrow Wilson, left, arrive in New York to take part in the Liberty Day Parade. Woodrow Wilson was more focused on the end of World War I than a flu virus that was making its way around the globe, ultimately sickening hundreds of thousands of Americans, including him. (AP Photo, File)

History As It Happens: Getting Wilson wrong

Most presidents over the past century have echoed Woodrow Wilson's "the world must be made safe for democracy." A leading historian argues our foreign policy has dangerously strayed from Wilson's actual vision. Published November 2, 2022

FILE - Russian President Vladimir Putin watches the Vostok 2022 (East 2022) military exercise in far eastern Russia, outside Vladivostok, on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. Putin has signaled that he could resort to nuclear weapons to protect the Russian gains in Ukraine - the harrowing rhetoric that shattered a mantra of stability he has repeated throughout his 22-year rule. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)

History As It Happens: Flirting with Armageddon

On the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a Russian leader is threatening to use nuclear weapons. Khrushchev backed down in 1962. Will Putin? Published October 24, 2022

On loan from Washington & Lee University, the earliest known portrait of George Washington, painted by Charles Willson Peale in 1772, is installed at the Donald W. Reynolds Museum on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 in Mount Vernon, Va. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

History As It Happens: Mount Vernon and the ‘history wars’

In the second in a two-part series from inside the Washington Library at Mount Vernon, special guests Joseph Ellis and Doug Bradburn talk about interpreting George Washington's 18th century life for a 21st century audience. Published October 12, 2022

Brothers of Italy leader Giorgia Meloni gestures flanked by Coldiretti Ettore Prandini, left, prior to speaks during an Italian farmers association's event, at the Sforzesco Castle in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

History As It Happens: From Mussolini to Meloni

Historian Roger Griffin says fascism isn't returning to Italy, but the rise of Giorgia Meloni was an expected outcome in a European-wide illiberal trend. Published October 3, 2022

President Joe Biden addresses the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, at the U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

History As It Happens: War and the United Nations

The U.N. has a decidedly mixed record of preventing war and promoting global harmony. The war in Ukraine has exposed once more the global body's inherent weaknesses. Published September 21, 2022

In this Dec. 5, 1931 file photo Adolf Hitler, leader of the National Socialists, leaves the party's Munich, Germany headquarters. (AP Photo/File)

History As It Happens: Semi-fascism?

Two scholars of political movements contend President Biden's "semi-fascism" remark about MAGA Republicans dangerously distorts history. Published September 14, 2022

FILE - In this July 31, 1979, file photo, President Jimmy Carter waves from the roof of his car along the parade route through Bardstown, Ky. Carter is sometimes called a better former president than he was president. The backhanded compliment has always rankled Carter allies and, they say, the former president himself. Yet now, 40 years removed from the White House, the most famous resident of Plains, Georgia, is riding a new wave of attention as biographers, filmmakers, climate activists and Carter’s fellow Democrats push for a recasting of his presidential legacy. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty, FIle)

History As It Happens: The Carter comparison

Joseph Biden's first two years in office are reminding Democrats of their last one-term president. Similar to Mr. Biden's rocky start, Jimmy Carter's presidency combined back luck with questionable leadership. Published September 12, 2022