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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

CURL: Econ 101 for dummies

Here is the situation the United States is in right now: Tax revenue 2011: $2,170,000,000,000 (that's trillion) Published September 18, 2011

CURL: Obama’s speech will save civilization

How lucky are we, people? We live in a Golden Age — Netflix, iPads, those little plastic wands that let you pick up a tennis ball covered with dog slobber without using your hands. We have NyQuil and DayQuil,, Brew-Thrus, and that little beeper thing that lets you find your keys wherever they are. Published September 4, 2011

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama exit Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Aug. 26, 2011. (Associated Press)

CURL: Why so glum, Michelle?

Man, how miserable is Michelle Obama? About 2½ years into her ceremonial stint as first lady, Mrs. Obama seems to have had quite enough of the gig. Published August 28, 2011

CURL: Taking vacation from Obama recession

Unemployment is at 9.1 percent. Economic growth is anemic. America's credit rating has been downgraded for the first time in history. The stock market hits new lows almost every day. And where is President Obama? Published August 21, 2011

**FILE** Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain (Associated Press)

CURL: The tea party IS the third party

The times they are a-changin'. There's a new power force in Washington, and it's running the show right now, deciding the very fate of the nation. Published July 31, 2011

CURL: Is Obama a pathological liar?

In the weird world that is Washington, men and women say things daily, hourly, even minutely, that they know deep down are simply not true. Inside the Beltway, we all call those utterances "rhetoric." But across the rest of the country, plain ol' folk call 'em lies. Published July 24, 2011

CURL: Who says tax cuts kill jobs? Our history sure doesn’t

A statement President Obama made halfway through his news conference last week was so unfathomable, so utterly incomprehensible, that befuddled White House stenographers simply gave up and tacked a "[sic]" next to it. Published July 17, 2011

CURL: Veep blunder in ‘08 might be right pick for Romney

In the summer of 2008, Republican Sen. John McCain was not doing so good. He had gone from front-runner status against presumed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton to badly trailing an obscure first-term senator from Illinois. Published June 19, 2011

CURL: Weiner was looking for love in all the wrong places

So there's this movie. In it is a guy (a white suit he has on). He's handsome, smart as a whip, debonnaire, a real class act. He's got all the right friends, hundreds, thousands even, and they adore his every move. Published June 12, 2011

CURL: It’s hard to win when your motto is ‘It’s my turn’

Once upon a time there was a president, wavering in popularity. He was deemed by some political pundits as "highly beatable." But then, the Republican Party did the unthinkable: It gave the nomination to a guy because it was essentially "his turn," and the candidate got shellacked by the incumbent Democratic president. Published May 22, 2011