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 11, 2008

Advances Make Video Games Prime
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Higher resolution, smarter computing chips, faster processing speed and more digital information crammed into the tiniest of places have turned the video game into an all-encompassing form of entertainment....
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A Piece of Presidential History
Byline: Paul Weyrich, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When pundits are asked to name the best presidents of the 20th century, Harry S. Truman's name always comes up. That is interesting because when he left office in 1953 he had even lower approval...
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Backward Health-Care Reform
Byline: Peter Pitts, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The expected uptick in left-leaning legislation from Capitol Hill started early when Sen. Max Baucus, Montana Democrat, unveiled a sweeping plan for health-care reform. Mr. Baucus is chairman...
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Betting on the Nation's Gamblers
Byline: Paul N. Herbert, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When the long arm of the tax man comes up a little short, governments often turn to lotteries to replenish bare coffers, John S. Ezell wrote in Fortune's Merry Wheel, published in 1960. ...
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Big House or White House?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Even in a state that has seen three former governors go to prison in the past 35 years (a fourth was acquitted in the 1960s of evading income taxes), Gov. Rod Blagojevich has set a new standard in making political ethics...
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Bowden Confirms Offer to Teixeira
Byline: Ben Goessling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LAS VEGAS -- Washington Nationals general manager Jim Bowden said the team has made a very significant, concrete offer to free agent first baseman Mark Teixeira, the Severna Park, Md., native who Bowden...
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Caps' Cool off Streaking Bruins; Johnson Halts Top Offense in Conference
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sure, the Washington Capitals boast a conference-best 11-1-1 home record, but who they have beaten has been equally as impressive. The three teams with the most points in the East - Boston, New York...
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Come Back, Oprah
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES COME BACK, OPRAH They couldn't have been too happy at Rosslyn's Top of the Town, a conference and reception facility featuring a sweeping view across the Potomac River of Washington's landmarks and...
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Conservatives Doubt GOP Lawmakers Can Dismiss Big 3
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Conservative activists befuddled by the mounting bailouts doubt that Capitol Hill Republicans, still smarting from electoral defeats, can muster the courage to turn back the Big Three. But many think...
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Credit a Revolutionary Struggle for Cash; Founders Battle for Funds to Keep Military Operating
Byline: Paul N. Herbert, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Money! Money! Money! ... I want money so much that I would do almost anything for some These comments were written by the paymaster general of the American Army during the Revolutionary...
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Curtain Falls on Opera Companies as Recession Hits; Arts Feel Patrons' Pinch
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's not just business institutions that are in danger of economic extinction these days. Your local opera company could be next. Arts organizations across the country - especially in opera and...
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D.C. Funds Languish for First-Home Hopefuls; Council Vows to Honor Contracts
Byline: Michael Drost, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. resident LaShoun Christian's dream of homeownership has always been about her and her son - that they have a place to call their own. Her plan was to take advantage of the city's Home Purchase...
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Don't Make America like France
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Some Senate Republicans will try to filibuster the auto-industry bailout bill negotiated by the White House and senior Democrats, which would provide $14 billion in loans to Chrysler and General Motors. (Ford says it...
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Drop Charade with Parents
Byline: Vicki Johnson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Ms. Vicki: I am married and pregnant, and living with my Air Force husband. The problem is that my parents don't know any of this yet. They think I'm a full-time student at the University...
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Duncan Enters Bid to Keep RNC Chair; Suggests 'Face of Party' Post
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Republican National Committee Chairman Robert M. Mike Duncan has officially announced his bid for a second term and is willing to consider naming a general chairman to serve as the face of the party,...
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Eatery Serves Hot Jobs; Offers Cooking Lessons to Down-and-Out People
Byline: Zoe Sandvig, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Most days around noon at 500 Third St. in the District, the food at the New Course restaurant is served by a work force of homeless and formerly incarcerated people. Over the past 17 years,...
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Educational Toys Make Learning Fun
Byline: Jacquie Kubin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Playing, laughing and learning all are parts of this year's educational holiday toys, which can be found along traditional lines as well as filled with new ideas and combinations of old-fashioned...
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Engaging China in Space
Byline: Peter Brown, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The incoming Obama administration has some tough choices to make with respect to how it will engage China in space. Cooperation with China in space will involve substantial risks, which must be...
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Exposure Rule Omits Thailand
Byline: John Fales, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Sgt. Shaft: I have been investigating and reading a lot lately on the herbicides that were sprayed in Thailand as well as Vietnam in the 1960s and trying to understand why the VA is not allowing VA...
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FBI Probes Claims against Coleman Supporter
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES FBI agents are investigating accusations that a Minnesota-based insurance company that employs the wife of Sen. Norm Coleman sent invoices last year to a Texas firm seeking $75,000 for work that, according...
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Graham's Lively Power; 'Clytemnestra' High Point in Dance Series
Byline: Jean Battey Lewis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The splendid modern-dance series the Kennedy Center is fielding this year reached a climactic moment Tuesday evening with a performance of Martha Graham's Clytemnestra, repeated again last night. ...
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Gray Lady Puts a Delicate Spin on Financial Woes
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The New York Times is not shy about airing its money woes. Like a determined matriarch with a meager purse, the Gray Lady has gone public with its debts. Despite cost-cutting, the newspaper must borrow...
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Heisman Impasse; Choosing among the Three Top Trophy Hopefuls Is Nearly as Challenging as Attempting to Stop Them
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If you think the BCS formula is confusing, try filling out a Heisman Trophy ballot this year. It's getting ridiculous with all these quarterbacks putting up insane numbers - so off-the-charts they make it hard...
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High-Tech Gadgets Are High-Style Fun
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Be it an energy-regulating assistant, a music maker, the conduit to the information highway, a keeper of memories or even a youngster's pet, the many manifestations of technology continue to evolve...
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India Must Not Follow Example U.S. Set after Sept. 11
Byline: Claude Salhani, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Reeling from the terrible shock of the attacks on India's commercial capital, authorities of the world's largest democracy may find it logical to follow in the footsteps of a certain world-leading country...
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Islamic Banking; Is Treasury Complicit?
Byline: Rachel Ehrenfeld and Samuel A. Abady, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES If cash is king, then Middle East coffers are irresistibly enticing. During a recent tour of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states, Deputy Treasury Secretary Robert Kimmitt...
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Jackson Denies Senate Bribe; Obama, Caucus of Democrats Urge Blagojevich to Step Down
Byline: Ben Conery and Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. vehemently denied Wednesday trying to bribe Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich to name him to President-elect Barack Obama's old Senate seat, as Mr. Obama...
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Keep Space Open like the Free Seas
Byline: Kim Holmes, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Wonder why the United States is such a staunch defender of an international right to freedom of the seas? After all, we have the biggest navy in the world. If we wanted to, we could control...
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Local Power Rankings: Who's Generating Buzz in the D.C. Area?
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CLINTON PORTIS It was just a matter of time before Precious exploded about the state of the Redskins. Showing a total lack of respect for the coach sets a pathetic example for younger players in the...
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Malaysian Controversy
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MALAYSIAN CONTROVERSY Malaysian political insiders are aghast over reports that a former ambassador to the United States is lobbying to regain his old position in Washington and hoping to win diplomatic...
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Medina, Madonna
Byline: Richard Slusser, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Medina, Madonna Roman Catholic Cardinal Jorge Medina criticized Madonna during his homily at a Mass on Wednesday in Santiago, Chile, in honor of the late dictator Augusto Pinochet. Said the cardinal...
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Mendelson Urges Change to Last Call; Backs Senators' Pleas, Cites Security Reasons
Byline: Michael Drost, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The head of the D.C. Council's committee on public safety Wednesday echoed criticisms by two U.S. senators of the council's emergency legislation to extend bar and restaurant hours during inauguration...
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Moonves over Miami
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Moonves over Miami Leslie Moonves chief executive of CBS Corp., on Wednesday challenged Jay Leno to a ratings duel when the late-night talk show host moves his NBC show to a prime-time slot of 10 p.m. next fall. ...
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Obama to Highlight Health Care, Tap Daschle; Energy, Environmental Team Likely to Assuage Leftists
Byline: Tom LoBianco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President-elect Barack Obama is expected to announce his health care priorities at a news conference Thursday and has tapped an energy and environment team likely to assuage fears from liberals that they...
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Pentagon Budget to Shift to Current War Needs; Obama Transition Eyes Cuts in Expensive Weapon Systems
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President-elect Barack Obama's transition officials are in early talks about making significant cuts in some high-priced weapon systems, seeking savings to offset budget deficits and help pay for arms...
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Portis, Zorn Say Dispute Is Settled; Coach, Running Back Hold Private Meeting
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Jim Zorn and Clinton Portis conducted a 10-minute, iron-out-the-differences meeting on Wednesday, and when it was over the coach of the Washington Redskins and his star running back declared their public...
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Public or Private Schools; Nation's Elite Has Coveted Privilege
Byline: Suzanne Fields, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nothing dramatizes the two-tier public-education system quite like the announcement by the soon-to-be First Couple that their daughters, 10 and 7, will attend Sidwell Friends, perhaps the elitist...
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Reviving the GOP Corpse; Solutions First, Ideology Second
Byline: Gary Andres, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Following the last two election cycles, a debate now rages about how to extract the Republican Party from the political ditch. Some argue the GOP lost its way by abandoning conservative principles....
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Rush on Withdrawal
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rush on withdrawal Radio talk-show host and conservative political commentator Rush Limbaugh said in a speech last week that he predicts Democrats will back down from their anti-Iraq-war pledge to rapidly...
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Seminary Discovers Latin
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES An unusual Mass, with all the stops pulled out, was celebrated Monday at Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg. At least it was unusual for the seminary's 150 students who, for the first time in four...
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Senate GOP Puts Brakes on Bailout; House Passes Detroit Deal
Byline: S.A. Miller and Kara Rowland, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The $15 billion bailout loan for Detroit automakers that the House passed Wednesday is still far from a done deal as a collection of Senate Republicans is raising roadblocks to the taxpayer-funded...
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Stimulus Road to Nowhere?
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Barack Obama's massive infrastructure spending plan to jump-start the economy isn't being criticized just by conservative critics. His chief economic adviser once called the idea one of the less effective...
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Taxable Pets
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has made an outrageous proposal to help close California's budget gap. The gap is real, estimated at $11.2 billion and projected to reach a staggering $28 billion by 2010. This explains why...
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Teacher Honored for Work with Deaf
Byline: Monica Stern-Morales, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nancy Mellon first opened the doors of the River School in the District in 2000, drawing from her personal experience to help children who had just been given the miracle of hearing. I was a...
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The Looming Retirement Meltdown; on the Road to Bankruptcy
Byline: Ken Blackwell, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The government has been reacting aggressively to America's economic woes. But these short-term measures are not addressing the root problems of our economic distress. And the current crisis...
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Ties to Charities Mean Double Value
Byline: Jacquie Kubin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The economy and helping those in need continue to be at the forefront of the con- sciousness of many this holiday season. That concern can be carried over to gift-giving by spending dollars...
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Toys and More Toys; Games, Playthings for Infants to Teens
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski and Jacquie Kubin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The holidays are a time filled with warmth, good cheer and blah, blah, blah. Let's get down to the serious portion of the show - gifts for those good little girls and boys. No, not...
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Toys Aren't Cheap; Holiday Bargain Hunters Scour Shopping Malls for Deals
Byline: Heather Cobun, THE WASHINGTON TIMES No matter how deep and cold this recession gets, one thing parents will not give up is a toy under the tree. You can't go to your kids and say, 'Sorry, no Christmas,'" said Cat Schwartz, toy and gadget...
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Transition Trouble
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Transition trouble President-elect Barack Obama wanted to bring some Chicago with him to Washington. But with one stiff wind, Chicago has grabbed Obama and his transition - and blown it off-course for...
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Van Hollen on Spot to Deliver Obama's Promises
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rep. Chris Van Hollen, a point man in Democrats' policy and political shops, said his party recognizes it is now fully responsible for the performance of the federal government and must deliver on President-elect...
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With Voter Registration; Persuading Isolated Locals to Back Government a Tough Sell
Byline: Jason Motlagh, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DILA, Afghanistan -- The Chinook helicopters surged toward a hot landing zone. Another pilot scouting ahead had sighted a band of suspected Taliban fighters in the area, and gunfire was expected. There...
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Wizards Deal Daniels, Add More Scoring
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Seeking to address a scoring deficiency in the backcourt, the Washington Wizards finalized a three-team trade Wednesday to bring seventh-year point guard Mike James and second-year combo guard Javaris Crittenton...
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Writer's Career in High Gear
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES This is the 61st in an infinite series profiling members of the comic-book industry. This month we crack the cranium of writer Joshua Ortega and ask him to ... Give us a piece of your mind Known...
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Zebra Mussels Start Bulging
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Before getting into area fishing, a truly worrisome picture has developed in Maryland. The state's Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in the lower Susquehanna River....
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Zimbabweans Flee Epidemic; Cholera Victims Cross to South Africa, Neighboring States
Byline: Geoff Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BEITBRIDGE BORDER POST, South Africa -- South Africa is bracing for a mass exodus of cholera victims from Zimbabwe fleeing across the crocodile-infested Limpopo River in search of a doctor and enough food...
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Zorn Not Worried about Getting Quick Hook
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Jim Zorn may not be familiar with Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder's history of firing coaches, but as the losses pile up he's not concerned about his job security. The Redskins started 6-2, but...
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