Noted conservative, Dr. Ben Carson, has joined The Washington Times as a weekly columnist.

Dr. Carson, who is writing another book before the 2014 midterm elections, is embracing a life in politics and on the speaker's circuit.

When Dr. Carson spoke at the Lubbock Civic Center on June 28, 2013, he mentioned he would be embarking on new endeavors after retiring from a medical career as a neurosurgeon.

“Dr. Carson is one of the freshest and most powerful voices in the conservative movement whose values were forged in the decades he spent helping everyday Americans as a pediatric neurosurgeon and public servant. We’re excited to be adding his thought leadership to our opinion pages, a perfect addition to a team that also includes Emily Miller, Rand Paul, Wes Pruden, Suzanne Fields and many other cogent voices.” said Larry Beasley, president and CEO of The Washington Times.

On joining the Washington Times, Dr. Carson said, “I am delighted to be joining the distinguished group of columnists at The Washington Times. There are so many issues that impact on our success and unity as a nation that need to be discussed.”