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Michael McKenna

Michael McKenna

Michael McKenna, a columnist for The Washington Times, is the president of MWR Strategies. He was most recently a deputy assistant to the president and deputy director of the Office of Legislative Affairs at the White House. He can be reached at

Articles by Michael McKenna

Illustration on slavery in communist China by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

It’s time to call a slave a slave in China

An unwillingness to plainly describe and act on what is happening in China is betrayal, whether done by governments, companies or individuals. Published June 27, 2021

Illustration on the false prophets of climate change by Linas Garsys/The WAshington Times

Don’t believe the environmentalists’ hype

Recently, the environmental community and its allies in the media were in a tizzy over the change of two members of Exxon Mobil's board of directors. Published June 2, 2021

FILE - In this Thursday, May 20, 2021 file photo, President Joe Biden speaks in the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington. Biden is asking U.S. intelligence agencies to “redouble” efforts to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. He says there is insufficient evidence to conclude “whether it emerged from human contact with an infected animal or from a laboratory accident.” (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Expect Biden’s tax proposals to collapse

The good news today is that, despite the fears of some, the Biden administration is subject to the laws of entropy, decay, gravity and inertia. Published May 28, 2021

Illustration on Biden's plans to reduce carbon emissions by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Team Biden failing on climate change initiatives

If you blinked, you may have missed it, but as part of his climate summit in April, President Biden promised to reduce U.S. emissions of greenhouse gases by 50% by 2030. Published May 16, 2021