Sunday, December 15, 2002

Who knew that Creators Syndicate and were, until fairly recently at least, running columns by Samuel Francis, a member of the National Board of Directors of the Council of Conservative Citizens.

I'd be remiss in leaving these parts out, of course:

Francis joined the editorial staff of The Washington Times as an editorial writer in 1986. He served as Deputy Editorial Page Editor of The Washington Times from 1987 to 1991, Acting Editorial Page Editor from February to May, 1991 and a staff columnist from 1991 to 1995.

A highly-respected expert on international and domestic terrorism, Francis has authored numerous articles and studies on the subject, including The Soviet Strategy of Terror (1981). His writings have appeared in major newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, USA Today, National Review, The Spectator (London) and Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture, of which he is a contributing editor and for which he writes a monthly column, "Principalities and Powers."

UPDATE: here's the story of his being fired. So, has the Times become more willing to tolerate neo-confederate bigots like Robert Stacy McCain?

Perhaps you should email managing editor Francis Coombs ( and ask him if the Washington Times now endorses the racist view of secessionist neoconfederates despite having distanced themselves from them in the past.