Jennifer Harper, The Washington Times

Jennifer Harper

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Past articles by Jennifer:

‘Private citizens’ maintain the border

It is a simple but telling insight into the ongoing and unsolved challenges of the southern U.S. border. "Private citizens should not have to maintain an international boundary," advised Russell Johnson in a podcast conversation with Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies, a nonpartisan research organization. → Read More

Inside the Beltway: Only 91 military veterans in Congress

There are currently 19.5 million military veterans in the U.S., according to statistics from the Department of Veterans Affairs. But there are only 91 vets — 63 Republicans and 28 Democrats — in Congress, the lowest number “at least since World War II,” according to an analysis from the Pew Research Center. → Read More

America’s fractured political landscape

Political division in the U.S. is no longer limited to disagreements between two political parties. An extensive new study released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center reveals nine distinct partisan callings among Americans in general, spanning the ideological spectrum. → Read More

Inside the Beltway: America wakes up to Biden failures

The American public is finally “woke” to the disintegration of productive politics in the nation. Yes, of course there’s a 180-page poll which reveals the extent of this erosion. Let’s just look at the unembellished numbers from a Suffolk University/USA Today poll of registered and its damning evidence. → Read More

Inside the Beltway: Kirk Lippold, USS Cole commander, on peace through strength

Inside the Beltway recently had a short conversation about the state of national security with retired Navy Comm. Kirk Lippold, who was the commanding officer of the USS Cole in 2000 under a suicide terrorist attack by al Qaeda in the port of Aden, Yemen. → Read More

Inside the Beltway: Democratic party image weakens

The Democratic Party's image and message did not do so well after the elections on Tuesday -- considered an "off-year" event but significant nonetheless. The media was not very kind in the last 48 hours. → Read More

Inside the Beltway: Jack Ciatterelli ignored by broadcasters: Report

The liberal bias in the news media can get very local indeed. Consider that the national broadcast networks essentially ignored New Jersey Republican Jack Ciatterelli during his entire quest to become governor of the Garden State. → Read More

‘Brandon’ becomes a culture force

"Let's Go, Brandon" was instantly magnified on social media and became a symbol of Republican independence and pushback against President Biden and the White House. → Read More

Inside the Beltway: Secret agenda of climate alarmists

World climate conferences such as the six-day COP26 now underway in Scotland -- draws those who are, yes, earnestly and legitimately concerned about the Earth, humanity and nature. → Read More

The media can’t keep up with Youngkin

You would think that the Virginia governor's race is a national election. → Read More

Halloween stats: 40% of Republicans and Democrats believe in ghosts

The pollsters have not overlooked Halloween. New research reveals that 41% of U.S. adults believe that ghosts exist -- and that includes 40% of both Republicans and Democrats. Another 43% overall also believe demons exist; 51% of Republicans and 34% of Democrats agree. → Read More

Inside the Beltway: Glenn Youngkin gets an unexpected boost

A round of applause, please, for the indefatigable Glenn Youngkin. The Republican contender for Virginia governor is now in his final campaign push which has included a 10-day, 50-stop tour of the commonwealth in the last week which could sway a very close race. Mr. Youngkin, however, also may have some hidden support which could be very helpful indeed. → Read More

Inside the Beltway: Mandates disrupt talk radio

There’s some serious static on the nation’s airwaves. Dan Bongino is among the high-profile population of talk-radio hosts who are taking a stand against vaccine mandates, according to an industry report. Several national radio companies now require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and the mandate “is causing angst for some in the industry,” said Talkers Magazine, a publication that… → Read More

Biden’s inflation hits Thanksgiving dinner

It was inevitable. Along with increased prices on gas and groceries, the heavy weight of inflation, which has plagued President Biden and his administration, has descended on Thanksgiving dinner this year. → Read More

Biden economy: ‘Chaos wrapped in incompetence’

The powerful titans of the worlds of business and commerce are having some serious conversations with the White House about the timing of COVID-19 mandates. → Read More

Glenn Youngkin wins applause from former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder

One former Virginia Democratic governor is not happy with the Democrats who followed him in that office. But he has a kind word about Glenn Youngkin, the Republican hopeful now running for governor of the commonwealth. → Read More

Democrats try to make a trillion ‘sound normal’

One of the best bumper stickers ever — at least according to Inside the Beltway records — was the one from 2010 that simply said “Don’t tell Obama what comes after a trillion.” A Republican stalwart offers a possible explanation for the cavalier attitude among many members of the Democratic Party towards these stupefying amounts of money. “Democrats are trying to make a trillion sound normal,”… → Read More

Barbra Streisand funds UCLA academic center to study climate, ‘truth,’ intimacy and art

Just call it Barbra 101? The world of the iconic singer has just expanded to the academy with a new center at UCLA to address four areas of research important to Ms. Streisand. → Read More

Media takes pot shots at Trump’s ‘Truth’

The news media has long expected that former President Donald Trump would create his own media outreach, become a direct rival and then bypass the existing social media giants. That time has arrived. → Read More

Inside the Beltway: Donald Trump, Joe Biden tied in presidential poll

Pundits have advised him to get off the political stage, academics and journalists ponder his future plans, and his rivals just grimace. Former President Donald Trump still registers on the public radar, whether he’s onstage at a rally or issuing daily public commentary about the state of America. Mr. Trump appears to have potential influence on the outcome of the 2024 presidential election. And… → Read More