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Tim Constantine

Tim Constantine hosts "The Capitol Hill Show" every weekday from Washington, D.C., broadcasting to listeners all across the United States. He combines his background in TV and radio, his experience in public office, his controversial fall from grace and his hard-nose business approach with his understated sense of humor for the most-entertaining radio program anywhere.

Tim has the unique position among talk radio's elite as having been on the other side of the interview microphone almost as much as he's been the one asking the questions. Never mean, but always seeking truth and accuracy, he is a breath of fresh air in today's world of mindless talking points from the left or the right. He is "America's Voice of Reason."

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks with United Steelworkers Union President Thomas Conway and school teacher Denny Flora of New Castle, Pa., aboard his train as it travels to Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Biden is on a train tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania today. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Biden polling paradox

Polling is a science. It depends on randomly sampled participants, but there is nothing random about the formulas used to assure the statistics are accurate and meaningful. Published October 14, 2020

In this combination image of two photos showing both President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

First debate: Biden sows seeds of fear and offers little else

The first presidential debate of the 2020 election season is in the books. President Trump was at times brash and abrasive, constantly interrupting Democratic nominee Joe Biden and continually refusing to yield to either his opponent or to the moderator, Chris Wallace of Fox News. In other words, he was Trump. His manner surprised no one. Published September 30, 2020

The flag-draped casket of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is carried out by a joint services military honor guard after lying in state at the U.S. Capitol, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Washington.  (Olivier Douliery/Pool via AP)

Supreme Court controversy solved: Follow the Constitution

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died last week at age 87. She served 27 years on America's highest court and while she was the most dependable vote for the left wing, she also was genuinely liked by people of all political stripes. Her life and her service should be celebrated. Published September 25, 2020

Audience members watch from their cars as Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, seen on a monitor, speaks during a CNN town hall in Moosic, Pa., Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden's first town hall: No crowd and no authenticity

Four years ago, Hillary Clinton ran for president of the United States. Her nomination as the candidate for the Democratic Party was simply accepted by the media and in turn by many in the public as inevitable. Published September 18, 2020

A Black Lives Matters sign sits along the sideline of M&T Bank Stadium before an NFL football game between the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams)

NFL's Black national anthem is a slap to MLK Jr.

Professional sports are finally in full swing in this, the year of the pandemic. The NBA is playing in its Disney bubble. Major League Baseball's abbreviated season is hurtling toward an expanded fall playoff picture, and the NFL season has now officially kicked off. Many athletes have proclaimed themselves the social conscience of the country. Professional basketball hardwood floors are imprinted with Black Lives Matter. Multiple sport uniforms feature phrases indicative of social causes. Politics is discussed daily on the television sports networks. This has all become commonplace. Published September 14, 2020

In this image from video, former first lady Michelle Obama speaks during the first night of the Democratic National Convention on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. (Democratic National Convention via AP)

Is Michelle Obama a racist?

Former First Lady Michelle Obama and I have a lot in common. We were both born in 1964. We are both considered tall. We both have siblings that played college basketball. According to a recent edition of Mrs. Obama's podcast, "The Michelle Obama Podcast," we have also shared similar experiences in the city of Washington with little bits of everyday life that happen away from the cameras. Published August 29, 2020

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during the third day of the Democratic National Convention, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Democrats' vision for America is looking back

There is a 1971 Bob Seger song "Looking Back" that emphatically talks about "too many people looking back." The same is true today. Principal among those peering in the rear view mirror is the 2020 Democratic Party, as evidenced not only by their nominee but by the list of speakers that has been appearing at their virtual convention all week. Published August 20, 2020

Chris Wallace of "Fox News Sunday," left, interviews then-President-elect Donald Trump on Dec. 10, 2016 in New York. Two veteran journalists who now teach the craft say Mr. Wallace's interview with President Donald Trump on Sunday will be an example of excellence that they show their students. The interview, where Mr. Wallace asked the president some blunt questions and challenged some facts, was seen as an example of what can result from hard work and preparation. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Trump complains about Fox News, and he may be right

In recent months, President Trump has complained repeatedly about Fox News. He told CBN, "I don't like what they're doing at Fox News ... They have people on that network that are horrible, vicious." Published August 7, 2020

In this April 29, 2016, photo, Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Pope Francis at the Vatican. Mr. Biden has demonstrated a deep public connection to his Catholic faith, dating to the earliest days of his political career. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

Hello Joe Biden. Goodbye Jesus.

Democrats loathe Donald J. Trump. They hate him. In the truest sense of the word, they hate him. We all know reasonable rational people with whom we disagree on any number of issues, from baseball to restaurants to tax policy. Despite our differences, most manage to talk, to interact, to work and even to socialize together. Mention the president however and heads explode. Published June 26, 2020

Open letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

Among the many coronavirus casualties of 2020 has been the world of sports. There was no NCAA basketball March Madness. The NBA season was stopped about two-thirds of the way through. Major League Baseball never made it out of spring training. The one sport that appeared as though it might escape unscathed was football. Published June 19, 2020

The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is seen in this general view. Monday, March 11, 2019, in Washington D.C. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally) ** FILE **

Up next: The Jefferson Memorial must go

On Dec. 8, 1980, a young man named Mark David Chapman approached Beatles legend John Lennon for an autograph. By Chapman's own account Lennon was very kind to him. Specifically, he said Lennon was a "very cordial and decent man." Five hours after the pleasant encounter, Chapman put four hollow point bullets into Lennon's back and killed him. The news shocked the world. Who would assassinate a universally loved musician? Published June 12, 2020

Demonstrators start a fire as they protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

CNN is wrong. These are not peaceful protests

CNN is wrong. What we are seeing night after night are not peaceful protests. No matter how many times the cable news outlet repeats it, we all recognize the riots are violent, dangerous and cannot be allowed to continue. Published June 2, 2020

President Obama (right) and Morehouse College President John Silvanus Wilson Jr. stand onstage during the  college's 129th commencement exercises on Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama can't help himself. He is drawn to evil.

It is generally accepted that the role of graduation speakers each year is to provide hope and optimism while discussing the future of those graduating. Graduates are told the conclusion of their academic career is the beginning of a new chapter in life. The speaker typically offers advice on success, an anecdotal story or two and an upbeat view of what is possible. Published May 19, 2020

A sign in the widow of The Framing Gallery shows they are closed due to the new coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Thursday, May 7, 2020. The U.S. government is poised to report the worst set of job numbers since record-keeping began in 1948, a stunning snapshot of the toll the coronavirus has taken on a now-shattered economy. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Coronavirus: What if we never closed for business?

When the coronavirus began to spread all over the United States, the reaction was different from state to state. The decisions being made by governors and state legislatures were not always consistent with the message coming out of the CDC and the coronavirus task force in Washington. Different rules and restrictions applied depending on where you lived. Published May 8, 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. listens to questions during a news conference on Capitol Hill Thursday, April 30, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Are members of the House essential workers? Maybe not.

The House of Representatives adjourned from their regular duties on March 14. Since that time, like much of America, individual House members have been home. Most have not spent any regular time in their office or with their staff, and certainly haven't been voting on the nation's business. Published April 30, 2020

A United Airlines jetliner taxis down a runway for take off from Denver International Airport as airlines struggle with reduced passenger loads with the spread of coronavirus Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Denver. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks depending on the severity of the illness. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Airlines should heed a parable from Jesus as they seek mercy at the expense of taxpayers

The airline industry is currently pleading Congress for mercy -- in the form of taxpayer money -- in light of a disastrous turndown in business from the coronavirus pandemic. But much like the unforgiving servant in a parable of St. Matthew's Gospel, it has failed to show compassion to its own customers who were thrown into hardships from the same pandemic. Published March 27, 2020

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, following a Democratic luncheon. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh/File)

Coronavirus and the death of statesmanship

The coronavirus has exposed millions of people to potential illness. It has also exposed something equally alarming and extremely concerning for the long-term health of the world as we know it. The coronavirus has exposed the death of statesmanship. Published March 13, 2020

A school bus sits vacant while parked at Saint Raphael Academy in Pawtucket, R.I., Friday, March 6, 2020, as the school remains closed following a confirmed case of the coronavirus. As a growing number of schools across the United States close their doors because of the coronavirus, officials are weighing whether to shut down entirely or move classes online, which could leave behind the many students who don't have computers, home internet access or parents with flexible work schedules. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Please stop the coronavirus hysteria. Now.

Just over a year ago, long before the term coronavirus had entered our collective vocabularies, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that in just a few short weeks of the 2018-19 winter season, the flu had sickened between 6 million and 7 million Americans. Published March 9, 2020