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Michael McKenna

Michael McKenna

Michael McKenna, a columnist for The Washington Times, is the president of MWR Strategies. He was most recently a deputy assistant to the president and deputy director of the Office of Legislative Affairs at the White House. He can be reached at

Columns by Michael McKenna

FILE - This is the scene along a section of Omaha Beach in June 1944, during Operation Overlord, the code name for the Allied invasion at the Normandy coast in France during World War II. The D-Day invasion that helped change the course of World War II was unprecedented in scale and audacity. Veterans and world dignitaries are commemorating the 79th anniversary of the operation. (AP Photo, File)

Why we haven’t won a shooting war since WWII

This Thursday, June 6, politicians all over the land will wax rhapsodic about the heroism of the American fighting men in Operation Overlord, the Allies' successful effort that started on June 6, 1944. Published June 5, 2024

Illustration on Biden's being above the law by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Biden White House ignoring the law shatters all norms

Anyone who has driven in the United States for more than a few days is fully aware that there are always two speed limits: The posted limit and the limit that is actually enforced by the police. Published May 18, 2024

President Ronald Reagan (seated) and Chief of Staff James A. Baker III are pictured in the Oval Office of the White House. (University of Texas)

The problem with Jim Baker

On numerous occasions during his presidency, Donald Trump said that he was looking for someone like Jim Baker to be chief of staff. Published May 15, 2024

Republicans (GOP) and mail-in voting illustration by Greg Groesch / The Washington Times

Republicans catching up with Democrats on mail-in voting

Having been burned by mail-in ballots in a handful of places across a couple of election cycles, it is not surprising that Republicans are hesitant to fully embrace the imperative to be competitive with Democrats. Published May 4, 2024