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Joseph Curl

Joseph Curl

Joseph Curl covered the White House and politics for a decade for The Washington Times. He can be reached at and on Twitter @josephcurl.

Columns by Joseph Curl

Illustration on the ill-advised course of locking up former political leaders by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

America’s political system is broken

On Monday, a grand jury in one American state -- made up of average Americans -- indicted a former president, charging him with attempting to overturn the 2020 election in order to keep being president. Published August 16, 2023

Illustration on advance media reporter questions to Biden by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Are reporters giving Biden their questions in advance?

There's a tradition between the White House and the reporters who cover the most powerful man in the world: Before press conferences, aides will inform journalists if they're getting a question. Published June 14, 2023

Illustration on donors newfound preference for Ron DeSantis over Donald Trump by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Big-buck donors bailing on Trump, backing DeSantis for 2024

Former President Donald Trump is a billionaire. His net worth is north of $2 billion, Forbes reported earlier this year. But that's not enough to run for president anymore -- not even if you empty every account, sell everything. Published May 23, 2023

Illustration on Biden's protected from rival Democrats by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Why is Biden so afraid to debate rival Democrats?

A recent poll found a majority of voters who backed President Biden in 2020 think he should face debates with other Democratic presidential candidates in the 2024 race. Published May 17, 2023

Fauci and the COVID-19 cover-up illustration by Greg Groesch / The Washington Times

We finally know the origin of COVID-19

Shortly after SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, hit U.S. shores, social media platforms banned posts that speculated -- or even pondered -- from whence it had come. Published April 5, 2023