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Tim Constantine

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." He can be reached at tconstantine@washingtontimes.com.

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With a model of the COVID-19 virus displayed, President Biden listens as Dr. Barney Graham, left, speaks during a visit at the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Bethesda, Md. Kizzmekia Corbett, an immunologist with the Vaccine Research Center at the NIH, listens at right. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden changes COVID-19 goal posts

President Biden was elected in great part for his campaign's unwavering attention to COVID-19 and his promises to end the pandemic. Candidate Biden was relentless in his attack on President Trump and along with a news media all too happy to make the name Mr. Trump synonymous with coronavirus, literally blamed the old administration for every COVID related death. Published February 15, 2021

In this Nov. 18, 2020, photo, a lone pedestrian walks past a public service sign reminding Chicago residents of the return to a stricter COVID-19 protocol along the city's usually busy Magnificent Mile in Chicago. With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation’s top public health agency advised Americans on Thursday, Nov. 19, not to travel for Thanksgiving and not to spend the holiday with people from outside their household. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

COVID-19 pandemic is political pandemic of 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a new directive for American citizens this week. Cancel Thanksgiving! Don't travel. Don't visit friends or relatives. Published November 19, 2020

In this Oct. 12, 1991, photo, then-Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Joe Biden, Delaware Democrat, points angrily at Clarence Thomas during comments at the end of hearings on Justice Thomas' nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court on Capitol Hill. Sen. Edward Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, is seated next to Mr. Biden. (AP Photo/Greg Gibson, File)

Biden’s message of hope and unity plagued by history of hypocrisy

According to the Associated Press, Fox News and other major news outlets, former Vice President Joe Biden has won the 2020 presidential election and will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States in January. Democrats are ecstatic. Republicans are in denial. Published November 10, 2020

Illustration on Biden and media scrutiny by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Media malpractice in the modern age

In 1981, Dan Rather of CBS News breathlessly reported the words, "James Brady is dead." James Brady was the press secretary for President Reagan and was collateral damage in the assassination attempt on Reagan by John Hinckley. In their effort to be first, CBS got it wrong. Published October 30, 2020

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

‘Banana Republic of America’

The term "banana republic" describes a politically unstable country. What often comes to mind when one hears the term is a Central American or African country in which the ruling elites run their government as their own personal enterprise, exploiting the masses to keep power and enrich themselves. Published October 20, 2020

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)

Joe Biden’s 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)

Debate shows Joe Biden sows seeds of fear and 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-Trump-Democrat 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)

Joe Biden town hall hinky

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 at DNC look back not forward

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

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, file photo, then-Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Pope Francis at the Vatican. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

Democrats, protesters rip Trump and America

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

In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers a question during a news conference for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game in Miami. It’s been over three months since the commissioners of major sports cancelled or postponed events because of the coronavirus. Enough time for us to grade them on how they’ve handled the virus so far. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Roger Goodell hit football with political virus

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 **

Ignoring American history is dangerous

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 wrong on George Floyd 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