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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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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

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

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)

The airlines, the coronavirus and the Bible

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)

Coronavirus: Stop the hysteria

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

In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, then-Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Tim Constantine interviews Mark Meadows, Donald Trump’s new chief of staff

On Friday, President Trump named Rep. Mark Meadows, North Carolina Republican, as his new White House chief of staff. Mr. Meadows sat down with Tim Constantine and talked about how the self-proclaimed "nobody from nowhere" has earned his stripes in American politics and finds himself with more influence than he ever imagined. Published March 8, 2020

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has fought for over a year and a half to get research records from the National Institutes of Health regarding unusual lab experiments. (Photo by NIH)

PETA, conservatives should partner to stop NIH monkey business

The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) bills itself as the largest and most influential gathering of conservatives in the world. According to the American Conservative Union, over 19,000 people attended CPAC 2019, some of whom had not missed a single conference since Ronald Reagan gave the first CPAC keynote speech way back in 1974. Published February 23, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont speaks to supporters at a caucus night campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Iowa caucus irony: Bernie Sanders supporters get socialism lesson

There was a time in America when a Little League baseball team that won its local championship was recognized for excellence with trophies for each player on the team. The intended message was that if you work hard, if you work together as a team and if you see your goal through to completion, you will reap the benefits. Published February 4, 2020

Notre Dame wide receiver Joe Wilkins (18) and cornerback Temitope Agoro (26) pray in the end zone before the Camping World Bowl NCAA college football game against Iowa State Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

God in 2020. Dead or Alive?

My elementary school years were in the 1970s and high school years in the 1980s. It was an era when cities and towns had Christmas displays, high schools often had a prayer before sporting events and no one objected if you suggested God bless someone who sneezed. Published January 14, 2020

House Financial Services Committee Chair Maxine Waters, D-Calif., leads a hearing to review the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's mission to focus priority on consumers on Capitol Hill in Washington, In this March 7, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) **FILE**

Impeachment and instant replay

The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn Tigers have a rivalry that transcends any set of players, any coach, any individual season or frankly, most logic. It is based on history, passion and geography. Such is the nature of great sports rivalries. Published November 21, 2019

In this photo taken on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, Salome Zurabishvili speaks to the media at a polling station during the presidential election in Tbilisi, Georgia. During an interview Thursday July 11, 2019, Zurabishvili said she'll wait and see how possible new sanctions against her country will pan out, as she cautiously welcomed conciliatory comments from President Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov, File)

Ukraine struggles with corruption, Georgia thrives and grows

There are 15 post-Soviet states ranging from Armenia to Uzbekistan. Russia is the largest and most well known. The others have widely varying degrees of success and stability. Ukraine has been in the headlines in the United States a great deal lately, but while it struggles with corruption and Russian interference, one other post-Soviet state is thriving. Published November 8, 2019