The Washington Times (Washington, DC)

The Washington Times is a conservative newspaper published Monday through Friday by the Washington Times LLC. Its editorial headquarters is in Washington, D.C. and it's been published since 1982. The owner of the Washington Times is the Unification Church.The Washington Times covers local, national and world news, with an emphasis on politics. The paper is known for its conservative slant, since it was founded as a response to the more liberal Washington Post. Readership is nationwide.The fact that Reverend Sun Myung Moon of the Unification Churchfounded The Washington Times has made the paper controversial from its very beginning. The question remains as to how much Sun Myung Moon or his aides influence the editorial content of the paper. In 2003, five staff members resigned when their editorials criticizing South Korea for its political repression were stifled. However, not all readers are critical of the way the Washington Times handles news; it is reported that President Ronald Reagan read the paper every day while in office. Sam Dealey is the executive editor, The Washington Times LLC is named as publisher and Chris Dolan is managing editor.

Articles from December 7, 2008

Abandoned Kids, Suicides Signs of Times; Economic Pain Faulted
Byline: Ayesha Nasir, THE WASHINGTON TIMES KARACHI, Pakistan -- A grim reminder of Pakistan's economic crisis arrived in the last 10 days of November, when three mothers from the same extended family abandoned eight children in one day at a welfare...
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Almost Stripped of Any Hope; Las Vegas Faces Obstacles to Landing Pro Team
Byline: Ben Goessling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If ever the stars were perfectly aligned for Las Vegas to land a team in one of the four major professional sports, it would seem that time starts Monday. Major League Baseball pulls into town for its...
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Arkansas Law Targets Adoption
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES On Nov. 4, Arkansas voters passed a law limiting foster parenting and adoption to married couples and single persons. Unmarried couples, whether opposite sex or same sex, may not adopt or be a foster...
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Attracting Bullies; 'Aggressive Behavior' and Oversensitivity Linked to Victimization
Byline: Barry Brown, THE WASHINGTON TIMES While most people think of bullies and their victims as opposites, studies show victimized children often begin as overly aggressive and that the same group of children who attracted bullies before they...
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Back by Popular Demand; Admired by Both Sides
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tall, square-shouldered and square-jawed, James L. Jones looks like central casting's version of exactly what he is: a straight-talking, straight-shooting Marine. But the retired four-star general...
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Bid Alive to Keep Hayden at CIA; Restored Morale Cited in Effort
Byline: Sara A. Carter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A whisper campaign among intelligence officers is rallying support for CIA Director Michael V. Hayden to continue in his post during the Obama administration, after the man widely thought to be the new...
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Bill O'Reilly Shares His Values
Byline: Grace Vuoto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity, will satisfy the curiosity of anyone who ever wondered what it would be like to spend time in private conversation with Bill O'Reilly. The book provides a window into the...
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Black Day for the Black Knights
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PHILADELPHIA -- Legendary coach Red Blaik must be whirling in his coffin. Ditto revered running backs Chris Cagle and Glenn Davis. Career Army personnel around the globe surely bow their heads whenever the...
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Blackwell Dives into Race for RNC Chairman
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ken Blackwell, a former U.N. ambassador and former Ohio secretary of state, has become the second black man to plunge into the heated contest for Republican National Committee chairman, The Washington...
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Boudreau Boosted by Offense from 'D'
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TORONTO -- There are about 15 minutes between the end of a game and when Bruce Boudreau answers questions from the media. By the time he stood in front of the cameras Saturday night at Air Canada Centre,...
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Capitol Designs; Visitor Center Exhibit Traces History of People's House
Byline: Deborah K. Dietsch , THE WASHINGTON TIMES The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center opened this week to offer plenty of amenities for crowds while they line up to tour the halls of Congress. Its best attraction - worth a visit on its own - is a 16,500-square-foot...
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Constitutional Restoration
Byline: Doug Bandow, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES President-Elect Barack Obama has a lengthy agenda when he takes office in January. One of his most important priorities should be to restore the Constitution. In Constitutional Peril: The Life...
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Crisis Unfolding in Congo
Byline: Alain Le Roy, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A humanitarian tragedy is unfolding in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Agreements reached in January between the government and Congolese armed groups - most notably Laurent...
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Critics Doubt Stimulus Will 'Jolt' Economy; Infrastructure Spending One of 'Less-Effective' Options
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Top economists say that President-elect Barack Obama's plan to jump-start the economy with a big spending program to rebuild the nation's infrastructure, among other initiatives, is doomed to fail, because...
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Dad Must Help Deal with Bullies
Byline: Roland C. Warren, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES My fourth-grade year was an especially difficult time. My parents had recently separated and my kid brother, Ronnie, tragically drowned during our summer vacation. My mother, my siblings...
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Daughter Needs Talk on Self-Worth
Byline: Vicki Johnson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Ms. Vicki, My good friends and even some family members have deemed us downright pagans because we allow our 16-year-old daughter's boyfriend to spend the night in our home. Actually,...
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Day of 'Infamy' Recalled
Byline: Stroube Somith, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sunday, Dec. 7, dawned in 1941 with Washington as the capital of a nation at peace, and it turned into a gloriously shiny day there, one that was warm for the season. Many civilian and military...
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Delivering Devastation; Unmanned Aircraft Controlled from U.S. Fly over Afghanistan, Iraq on 'Kill' Missions
Byline: Sara A. Carter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada -- In a top-secret facility only 40 minutes from the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas strip, two Air Force pilots prepared for takeoff on a mission to support troops in...
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Despite Easy Win, Thompson Peeved; Says Team 'Did Not Play Well'
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Georgetown coach John Thompson III celebrated Saturday's 24-point rout of American by swilling a bottle of Pepto-Bismol. The fifth-year mentor of the 20th-ranked Hoyas was utterly unimpressed by his...
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DVD Overdue for 'Movie Movie'
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Warner Bros. had the biggest attraction of the holiday film season 30 years ago in Superman: The Movie. It distributed a second film that also excelled at deadpan humorous nostalgia: Stanley Donen's Movie...
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Expect Another Simpson Memoir
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Well, O.J. Simpson is being locked away for his armed robbery and kidnapping of two sports memorabilia dealers. In fact, we can probably expect a book from him soon: This Time There's No 'If' About It, I Really...
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Finding Energy of Words and Letters
Byline: Paul Dickson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Alphabet Juice is an intensely amusing, often hilarious, romp through the English language. Starting with aardvark and meandering on to zyzzyva (a class of weevils and the last word in most standard...
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Fishing Captain-to-Be Gets His Sea Legs
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RIDGE, Md. -- It was long before dawn on a cold, clear night when Ray Frank and his son Ryan left their homes north of Baltimore to drive to southern Maryland and fish for striped bass that the weekend...
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Florence Nightingale, Guztavus Fox
Byline: John M. and Priscilla S. Taylor, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A reviewer does not lightly recommend a biography of 623 pages, especially one about a woman who actually spent less than two of her 90 years in the public arena and who has...
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Forced Action for Zimbabwe?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Jimmy Carter has often been described as being more impressive as a former president than he was as president. That's not hard to prove, of course, considering his failed presidency. While since then he has often been...
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Freedom Facts
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Freedom facts U.S. combat casualties in Iraq were at an all-time low in November, with five combat deaths reported. That is to mourn. Still, it is good news, comparatively speaking. There were 27...
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Gains through Pain; Portis Produces despite a Long List of Injuries
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Clinton Portis had a message for three of his fellow 1,000-yard rushers who practiced Wednesday, three days after the New York Giants battered him during the 12th game of the regular season. If you...
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Golden Alcohol Rules
Byline: Craig Purser, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It was Benjamin Franklin, one of America's Founding Fathers, who said, Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. Although Americans of legal drinking age can enjoy a cold beer...
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Halting the Colts' Dominance; Baltimore Ruled the Area Rivalry
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Redskins will take the field Sunday night against the Ravens without history on their side. When it comes to playing teams from Baltimore, the burgundy-and-gold guys traditionally have been nowhere....
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Holiday Gift Books We Love
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES THE AMERICAN HOUSE by the editors of Phaidon Press. (Phaidon Press, $24.95, 112 pages, with 100 photographs) America's 100 iconic houses trace from cliff dwellings of the Southwest made during the 12th century up...
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Insert Headline Here; Now Turn Your Head and Cough
Byline: Carleton Byrant, THE WASHINGTON TIMES I've had refrigerator blindness for a long time. My eyesight is normal - until I open a refrigerator and look inside. I can never find what I'm looking for. I know it's in there. I put it there...
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In the Footsteps of His Father; Ravens' Hauschka Puts Dentistry Aside to Drill Field Goals
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Five years ago, Steve Hauschka was playing soccer and lacrosse at tiny Middlebury College in Vermont. Now he kicks for the Baltimore Ravens, who might be headed to the playoffs. It's so funny when I look...
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Kina Lifts Navy out of Some Desperate Straits
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS -- Navy coach Billy Lange continued to play Kaleo Kina three seasons ago, game after game as the freshman endured a sometimes-difficult adjustment. And just as often, Lange received e-mails...
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'Last Call' Proves to Be Prophetic
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ten years ago, evangelist David Wilkerson predicted a coming financial holocaust in a book, America's Last Call. Known for his best-selling book The Cross and the Switchblade and his worldwide drug treatment...
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Mids Lock Up the Black Knights
Byline: Mike Fratto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PHILADELPHIA -- By the time Navy linebacker Ram Vela intercepted Army's Chip Bowden and galloped 68 yards for a touchdown, the result of Saturday's game was a foregone conclusion. But it was an appropriate...
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Mother's Milk of Politics
Byline: James Martin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In 1962, I covered Congress as a reporter for a news bureau that included the Tampa (Fla.) Tribune, the Columbia (S.C.) State, the Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle, WFLA-(Tampa) TV, 50,000-watt radio...
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Nobles and Knaves
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Noble: The nonprofit group Be Concerned of Covington, Ky., for providing Christmas goodies to struggling families. The nonprofit has a store in Northern Kentucky that allows needy individuals to pay $3 a person or...
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Obama Cabinet to Add Shinseki; He'll Supervise Vets' Issues
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES President-elect Barack Obama has selected retired Gen. Eric K. Shinseki, a former Army chief of staff, as his choice to head the Department of Veterans Affairs. In an interview with NBC's Meet the Press, taped Saturday...
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Obama's Betrayal
Byline: Jeffrey Kuhner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES By appointing Sen. Hillary Clinton to be secretary of state, President-elect Barack Obama has crippled his administration before it even begins. He has brazenly violated his campaign pledges. Mr. Obama's...
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Panda Game Offers Learning; Kids Make Friends with Cute Pets
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Children can befriend one of China's legendary bears with National Geographic Panda (for Nintendo DS, Namco Bandai Games, $29.99). This virtual pet simulator mixes nurturing a cuddly pal with enough...
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Pearl Harbor Remembered; Memories Vivid for Those Who Saw Bombs Fall
Byline: Timothy Warren, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sixty-seven years after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Edward K. Walker Jr. of Alexandria still vividly remembers watching the bombs fall, with little understanding then of the infamous role the...
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Rein in State Spending
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Forty-two states are facing a combined $140 billion in shortfalls in this and future budget years and that was after trimming $53 billion. They have asked Congress and President-elect Barack Obama for an economic-stimulus...
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Remembering Beloved 'OPG'
Byline: Adrienne T. Washington, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "She is the Original Party Girl, 'OPG,' my flamboyant, blonde, trash-talking 'Momma.' She plays Bingo now, instead of Bid Whist. Listening to her 'sounds,' she snaps her red fingertips to the...
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Standing on 'The Shoulders of Bob Ming'; Racial Equality Sought
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nearly five years to the day after his son was fatally shot, Martin Luther King Sr. sent a letter to the U.S. Parole Board in hopes of freeing a friend from prison. In the days when my son Martin Luther...
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Teaching Moment at Polling Place
Byline: Kate Tsubata, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES This year's election was meaningful to me, not only for the election of our first mixed-race president, but also for the enormous turnout of new voters. Many of the people standing in line with...
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Washington Redskins vs. Baltimore Ravens
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Today: 8:15 p.m. - Where: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore - TV: Chs. 4, 11 - Radio: ESPN 980, FM-97.9 KEY MATCHUP REDSKINS C CASEY RABACH vs. RAVENS NT HALOTI NGATA Rabach had his hands full...
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We Saw the Crisis Coming All Along
Byline: James Srodes, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Economic theory is like some bizarre bus stop where if you stand still long enough, something will come along to take you where you want to go. Of all the annoyances of the current global...
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Westerners Welcome Harems
Byline: Daniel Pipes, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Scottish judge recently bent the law to benefit a polygamous household. The case involved a Muslim male who drove 64 miles per hour in a 30 mph zone - usually grounds for an automatic loss...
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What Should the U.S. Do about Guantanamo Bay?
Byline: Eugene R. Fidell, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the pages fly off the calendar in the countdown to Inauguration Day, people across the political spectrum are anxious to put the nasty business of Guantanamo behind us. It is a scandal...
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What Should the U.S. Do about Guantanamo Bay?
Byline: Charles D. Stimson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Come Jan. 20, 2009, it will be President Barack Obama's prerogative to carry out his campaign promise and move to close the detention mission at Guantanamo Bay and halt military commissions....
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When Ramadi's Citizens Were Won Over
Byline: Robert F. Dunn, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In 2005 and even until the fall of 2006, the mainstream media reported often, loudly and vigorously on the beating American forces were taking in Iraq's al-Anbar province, particularly in the...
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Where Did They Go and Why?
Byline: James Jay Carafano, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES They are leaving. Illegal immigrants, that is. Analysts from both ends of the immigration debate, from the Center for Immigration Studies to the Pew Hispanic Center, agree. The unlawfully...
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White, Kettani Run Up the Score
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PHILADELPHIA -- Off to the side during teammate Shun White's session with reporters Saturday, Navy quarterback and resident jokester Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada listened intently to his fellow senior. ...
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