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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 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

In this March 10, 2021, file photo, Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., speaks during the House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing on the administration foreign policy priorities on Capitol Hill in Washington. Zeldin has announced his candidacy for governor of New York. Zeldin launched his campaign Thursday, April 8, with an attack on incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo. (Ting Shen/Pool via AP, File)

Lee Zeldin interview transcript

This is the transcript of an interview between Michael McKenna, columnist for The Washington Times, and Rep. Lee Zeldin, a New York Republican who is running to replace Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2022. Published May 2, 2021