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 May 14, 2012

A Permanent Underclass; America's Unemployment Number Masks More Serious Problems
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES T he official unemployment rate is 8.1 percent, but the turmoil in the American labor market is worse than that number suggests. Bad policy and economic circumstances are combining to create a European-style permanent...
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Backlash Grows at Ruling on Viewing of Child Porn; Federal Prosecution Urged for N.Y
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the wake of a New York court ruling that says it's not illegal to merely view online child pornography, child advocates are urging Internet-savvy federal prosecutors to take over these kinds of cases...
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BB&T's John Allison: 5 Questions with Decker; 'It's Easier for Government to Control a Few Large Institutions'
Byline: Brett M. Decker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES John A. Allison is the former chairman and CEO of BB&T Corporation, where he started working in 1971. Under Mr. Allison's leadership, BB&T grew from $4.5 billion in assets to $152 billion, becoming...
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Book Review: Taking Aim at the Debt Crisis
Byline: W. James Antle III, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Most politicians prefer platitudes and happy talk. Think The fundamentals of the economy are strong, "Prosperity is around the corne "and President Obama's ill-fated"recovery summer." Sen....
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Briefly: The Metro Area
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES MARYLAND ANNAPOLIS O'Malley proposes work group to study gambling in Maryland Maryland officials are forming a work group to study the potential effects of expanded gambling on the state in advance of a possible...
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Can We Talk.:Cobbling and Gobbling D.C. Budget
Byline: Deborah Simmons, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mayor Vincent C. Gray is in bunker mode today (Monday), scheduled for a late-afternoon closed-door session with his Cabinet as his 2013 spending plan, which nickels-and-dimes residents and visitors alike,...
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Council Explores Avenues for Reducing Traffic Fines; Gray Plots Uptick in Enforcement
Byline: Tom Howell Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. Council members are actively looking at ways to reduce traffic fines in light of Mayor Vincent C. Gray's recent plan to greatly increase the use of automated enforcement on the city's streets. ...
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Dance Festival Draws Fans to Dupont Circle; Nine Companies Perform for Hundreds
Byline: Meredith Somers, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dupont Circle has played host to numerous lazy afternoons, countless picnics, impromptu chess games, and one giant snowball fight. But on Sunday, it was the site of Dance in the Circle, a six-hour...
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Embassy Row
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PINKWASHING AND PINK ELEPHANT It may appear odd, but the left slammed Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren after he promoted Israeli laws that protect gays from discrimination. Addressing a gay forum...
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Expectations Unmet; Again, Cup Dreams End in 2nd Round
Byline: Stephen Whyno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK -- Dale Hunter has gone through plenty of playoff-series losses as a player and coach. In the minutes after the Washington Capitals' season ended Saturday night, Hunter talked about how this particular...
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Gay Marriage Gives Romney Chance to Fire Up Base; Obama Stand Seen Risking States He Carried in '08
Byline: Seth McLaughlin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES While many Republicans consider the sudden emergence of gay marriage as an issue in the 2012 presidential campaign an unhelpful distraction, social conservatives Sunday insisted the Obama administration...
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Goaltending in Good Hands with Holtby
Byline: Stephen Whyno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK -- Tomas Vokoun already was out of commission when a nagging groin injury flared up and knocked him out in late March. It was a week later when Florida Panthers forward Marco Sturm fell awkwardly...
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House GOP Works with Romney on Health Care; Party Unity Eyed on Crucial Issue
Byline: Paige Winfield Cunningham, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House Republican leaders are quietly working with Mitt Romney's campaign to fashion a unified GOP health care platform to replace President Obama's health law, according to lawmakers involved...
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How to Save Your Family: Voters' Religious Views Reflected in Ballot Box
Byline: Rebecca Hagelin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Culture challenge of the week: Reaching the nonreligious A recent Gallup poll highlights what many political insiders know intuitively: The cultural divide between religious and nonreligious...
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Iguodala, Collins Lead the Sixers' Return to Postseason Prominence
Byline: Carla Peay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PHILADELPHIA -- He bears the awkward burden of having the same initials, A.I., as the most recent iconic figure to wear a Philadelphia 76ers uniform, Allen Iverson. Loved and hated by the passionate 76ers...
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In Other Words: Cuccinelli Makes a Case for Accuracy
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II will be the first to tell you he isn't afraid to stick his neck out and criticize fellow Republicans or those of similar political persuasions. That...
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Inside the Beltway
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MEAT POLICE Behold, it's climate smart beef, sure to heighten the hubbub from global warming alarmists over cow flatulence, industrial agriculture and the collective impact of meat-eaters upon the...
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Iran, the Next Cyberthreat; Regime Is Upgrading Its Capability for Attacking U.S. Infrastructure
Byline: Ilan Berman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES S ince taking office in 2009, the Obama administration has made cybersecurity a major area of policy focus. The past year in particular has seen a dramatic expansion of governmental awareness...
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Joke Is on Dictator in Belarus; Dissidents Abroad Ridicule Lukashenko Using Web, TV
Byline: Markus Kuokkanen, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES TALLINN, ESTONIA -- In a galaxy far, far away, storm troopers surrender their spaceship to the Belarusian president, as he defeats their leader Darth Vader with one impressive karate kick....
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J.P. Morgan Mess: Bust Up the Big Banks; Commercial and Investment Banks Need to Be Re-Separated
Byline: Peter Morici, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES J .P. Morgan's $2 billion loss from betting on corporate bonds will embolden advocates of the Volcker Rule - a provision of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law that will prohibit banks from trading on their...
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LaPierre Takes One for the Team as Virginia Ousts Princeton
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CHARLOTTESVILLE -- The clinching play of so many postseason lacrosse games is a last-second goal, a stunning save or even a faceoff to lock up possession to burn off the clock. Virginia defensive...
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Lawmakers: Probe, Punish 'Bomb' Leak; Intel Sources, Methods Feared at Risk
Byline: Paige Winfield Cunningham, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Congressional lawmakers called Sunday for a criminal investigation over the leak revealing that the so-called underwear bomber who boarded a U.S.-bound jet last month was actually a Saudi Arabian...
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More TSA Lies; Obnoxious Agency Is Caught Fibbing to Congress Again
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES F requent flyers are no fans of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The blue-gloved bureaucrats are experts in making trips to the airport as unpleasant as possible. As a joint congressional panel revealed...
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Museum Must Pay Hurt Staffer's Gym Membership
Byline: David Sherfinski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled that a museum must pay for an employee's YMCA membership - as well as mileage to and from the gym - as part of a workers' compensation package. A deputy workers'...
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Obama's Chief Edge Is Enthusiasm Factor; Race Is a Dead Heat, Times Poll Finds
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Obama are statistically tied with 43.6 percent and 43.2 percent support, respectively, among likely voters surveyed in the first head-to-head...
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Obama's Same-Sex Fallout; Democrats Are Scaring Away the Majority to Woo the Fringe
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES P resident Obama's newly adopted stance regarding same-sex marriage is overhyped. At a certain point, I've just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples...
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Obama's Wicked Marriage Proposal; President's Edit of the Bible May Draw Election Day Red Line
Byline: Robert Knight, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A fter having done everything in his power to un- dermine marriage, President Obama has come out of the closet, so to speak, with his announcement that he's now for brideless or groomless marriage....
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Political Theater: Team Obama Panics, and It's Only May
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's mushroom cloud after mushroom cloud for President Obama. We'll never see the internal polls, but the externals are awful: Down 8 percent to challenger Mitt Romney in the latest poll, with fewer than...
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Ramos' Torn ACL Is Latest Debilitating Injury to Team
Byline: Amanda Comak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CINCINNATI -- By now, the Washington Nationals are used to this. The young season has been filled with so many positives for them as they've ascended to first place in the National League East. So...
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Real Consequences of Delaying F-35 Program; Slowing Production Will Increase Costs and Keep Pilots in Obsolete Fighters
Byline: Gens. John D.W. Corley and William R. Looney III, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Although American warriors have returned from Iraq and many are re- turning from Afghan-istan, our nation still faces serious and continuing security threats....
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Righteous Indignation: On Gay Marriage, Obama Plays Politics - Badly
Byline: Armstrong Williams, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Biologists will tell you that evolution is never complete, and that it has no necessary direction; it is neither good nor bad, just something that happens. The president is supposedly done...
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Secure Hispanic Vote by Preserving Jobs; E-Verify Protects Legal Immigrants from Losing Work to Illegals
Byline: Rep. Elton Gallegly, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES T here shouldn't be any secret to securing the Hispanic vote. Hispanic voters want the same things all American voters want: job security and opportunities for themselves, their children...
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Special Session Hit as Political Theater; Details of Tax Package Already Settled?
Byline: David Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES After discussing and debating the state's finances behind closed doors for the past month, the Maryland General Assembly will convene Monday to start debating a revenue package during a special session. ...
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This Time, Other Team Simply Was Better Team
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES This ending for the Washington Capitals feels different than the ones before it, and there's a reason for that. For the first time since the club returned to the playoffs in 2008, the usual excuses/explanations...
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Tweeting to Victory; Social Media Is the Key to Upsetting Obama
Byline: Anthony Welcher, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The candidates who grasp how technology is changing the political landscape and engage one-on-one with their voters in the coming months will have a big advantage this fall. Candidates like...
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Voters Turn against Merkel's Party in Key State Election; Social Democrats the Big Winner
Byline: Louise Osborne, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES BERLIN -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling party suffered a defeat in a key state election Sunday, showing dwindling support for the conservative leader at home amid political and economic...
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