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 April 15, 2007

A Harbinger of Primary Success
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES For the balance of this year, when no real votes will be cast, political analysts will obsess over the fund-raising totals of the presidential candidates. There is a very good reason for this. The Federal Election...
Read preview Overview
A Life in Show Business
Byline: Muriel Dobbin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Marguerite Bonnett remembers Mama and how, as she reports her mother's version of more than half a century as a celebrity. The lifespan of singer Marguerite Piazza included four husbands, six...
Read preview Overview
Already Moving toward History
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES What a week. The Duke lacrosse players were declared innocent, Jim Marshall received a pardon for his felony drug conviction and Jayson Williams, I'm told, might get a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National...
Read preview Overview
America's Philosopher; William James Believed God Needs Our Actions
Byline: Robert Ganz, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The author of an acclaimed book on Ralph Waldo Emerson, Robert D. Richardson, now offers us an account of the life and works of one of Emerson's principal successors, William James (1842-1910)....
Read preview Overview
An American's Travels, and Her Legacy in Iraqi History
Byline: Richard Horan, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The myriad denominations and tribes of the Middle East; e.g. Sunnis and Shias, Kurds and Turks, Palestinians and Jews; seem perpetually at loggerheads. Yet it wasn't always this way. There was...
Read preview Overview
A New Tax Revolution?
Byline: Ernie Christian and Gary Robbins, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Lest the 21st century become the post-American century, we the people must rein in big government in Washington. This means drastically reducing its access to money, curtailing...
Read preview Overview
Area Peace Corps Worker Missing
Byline: Tarron Lively, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Peace Corps worker from Fairfax County was reported missing in the Philippines after she didn't return from a hike on Easter, officials with the U.S. Embassy in Manila said yesterday. Julia Campbell,...
Read preview Overview
Brancaccio, Hoyas Down Greyhounds
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Georgetown, never known in recent years for its offensive efficiency, turned to a freshman to snap it out of a shooting slump yesterday against Loyola. Andrew Brancaccio scored three goals in the...
Read preview Overview
Exercise Harder to Lose Weight
Byline: Dr. Gabe Mirkin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Vigorous exercise is one of the best ways to lose weight and keep it off. A study from University of Alabama-Birmingham showed the body burns calories at an increased rate for up to 24 hours...
Read preview Overview
Finding a 'Peg'
Byline: David Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Finding a 'peg' It was a little more than two years ago that I learned Citgo gas stations in the United States are wholly owned by Venezuela's state-owned oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela. This...
Read preview Overview
Front-Loading the Vote; Nominees Likely to Be Set by February
Byline: Donald Lambro., THE WASHINGTON TIMES Presidents Day next February may have a whole new meaning. It's likely that a third of all presidential primaries and caucuses will be held in the first two months of 2008, which means the parties' nominees...
Read preview Overview
Hayes Steps Up to Fill Void Left by Injury; Wizards Aim to Maintain Sixth Seed
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Despite having already clinched a playoff berth, the Washington Wizards' game today against the Chicago Bulls remains an important contest. After ending their season-high six-game losing streak with...
Read preview Overview
Insights into Literature, across Nations and Languages
Byline: Joanne McNeil , SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES "A sensation gripped her like one she used to feel long ago when, off for a swim, she prepared to plunge into the water." That breathtaking sentence comes from "Anna Karenina," but few can...
Read preview Overview
Made in America, Pirated in China
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States has finally begun to take action against decades of rampant piracy of U.S. intellectual property in China. This piracy has long proliferated under the noses of authoritarians who otherwise rule that...
Read preview Overview
McCain Trails Top GOP Rivals in Campaign Cash on Hand; but Leads Lineup in Contributors with 51,000 Total
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain yesterday reported $5.2 million cash on hand in his campaign account after the first three months of the year, about half what his two major opponents reported....
Read preview Overview
McFadden's Mission a Selfish One, Unlike Switzer's
Byline: Steve Nearman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BOSTON - Kathrine Switzer has never met Tatyana McFadden, but in many ways the two athletes have much in common. Switzer, who was honored here yesterday some 40 years after she became the first official...
Read preview Overview
'Oprah' and the Single Woman
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES We all realize Oprah Winfrey's incredible influence and that she cares deeply about girls and women, and about all living things. The last thing she would want to do is present damaging information. Her huge staff must...
Read preview Overview
Pakistan's 'Taste of Freedom'
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In response to Arnaud de Borchgrave's column "Talibanization of Pakistan" (Commentary, April 7), Pakistani society as a whole has rejected the pronouncement of the Red Mosque cleric of Islamabad. Political leaders without...
Read preview Overview
Parade Says It's Spring, Weather or Not; Cherry Blossom Festival a Big Hit despite Cold Snap
Byline: Tarron Lively, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The annual Cherry Blossom Festival Parade unofficially ushered the District into spring yesterday, despite brisk temperatures that made it seem more like winter for parade-goers. But the unseasonably...
Read preview Overview
Practice Cages Bad Swings
Byline: Karen Goldberg Goff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The return of baseball season is not just for the major leagues. Anyone can hear the crack of the bat and watch the ball go flying at a batting cage. That's why area batting cages attract all...
Read preview Overview
Rabil's Rocket Leads Blue Jays Past Terps
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A steady drenching at times reduced college lacrosse's greatest rivalry to an unmitigated mess last night. Nevertheless, Paul Rabil provided a rousing finish worthy of the Johns Hopkins-Maryland rivalry....
Read preview Overview
Reform the Schools, Reduce Violence
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Some years ago when my nephew was in 11th grade in West Philadelphia, the school system changed the attendance boundaries, requiring him to attend a different high school, one controlled by gangs from a rival neighborhood....
Read preview Overview
Shut Up, They Explained
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES I enjoy a good debate as much as the next guy but, increasingly, the next guy doesn't want to argue but to demonize me. He doesn't want to win the debate; he wants to shut it down. Whether the topic is global warming...
Read preview Overview
Skulking after a Suspect
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Each week the Browser features some pop-culture places on the World Wide Web offering the coolest in free, interactive sounds and action. 'Stranger' online A journalist goes undercover to get...
Read preview Overview
Snelling Moves Ahead of Casto; Left Fielder Is Likely Headed to Columbus
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - Manny Acta decided Thursday to make Chris Snelling his starting left fielder, a decision that has proven to pay off and could lead to Kory Casto's demotion to Class AAA Columbus. After backing...
Read preview Overview
Space Tours Give New Meaning to Star Rating
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Martha: Hi, honey. Well, it's been 8 days since I left you back at the Cosmodrome. Just like you said, it's a little cramped up here. Thanks for the Glade. It has come in handy. The quail was tasty,...
Read preview Overview
Spying and Its Moral Limits
Byline: Joe Goulden, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES One must feel a twinge of sympathy for Scott W. Carmichael, a very capable counterintelligence investigator for the Defense Intelligence Agency. He was the lead case agent in the investigation...
Read preview Overview
Strong Start for Nats; Hill Notches First Victory for Rotation
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - Since spring training, Shawn Hill has been the best pitcher on the Washington Nationals' staff. He had the best spring of anyone in the rotation. He entered the season healthier than the rest...
Read preview Overview
Tanking Sharky Lenders
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Much has been written and broadcast about the subprime crisis and its potential to affect the overall national economy. Alan Reynolds' excellent commentary of March 25 ("Subprime economics") details many of the issue's...
Read preview Overview
The Pivotal Lincoln-Douglass Alliance; White Lawyer, Fugitive Slave
Byline: Michael P. Riccards, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES They were both self-made men, blessed with razor sharp minds and strong oratorical skills, though one was a white lawyer and the other a black fugitive slave. They shared a deep hatred...
Read preview Overview
The Price of Quality; Work, Fabrics in Cost Balance
Byline: Karen Goldberg Goff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sure, you could buy that $30 dress shirt and look presentable at the office. Or you can go to a high-end store and drop $230. Both will hold your tie in place and cover your arms. However, the similarities...
Read preview Overview
The Uneasy Tale of India's British Occupation
Byline: William Anthony Hay, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Indian Mutiny in 1857 presented the British Empire with its greatest crisis of the 19th century. George Nathaniel Curson later remarked that Britain would quickly become a third-rate...
Read preview Overview
Turkey in Denial
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tulin Daloglu in "Genocide or not" (Op-Ed, Tuesday) could not be more confused about the reasons why Armenian-Americans want Congress to adopt an Armenian genocide resolution. Not only are they nearly all descendants...
Read preview Overview
U.S. Lists Sites as Candidates for U.N. Laurels; but Critics Contend Designation Carries Political Consequences
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Federal officials are reviewing dozens of parks and historical landmarks, including Mount Vernon and the Virginia state Capitol, to determine which can be nominated as U.N. World Heritage Sites. It's...
Read preview Overview
'Value Meal' to Us Means Big Portion of Unity
Byline: Marybeth Hicks, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "How many children's menus?" The woman at the hostess stand looked us over, sizing up our family as we assembled in the restaurant lobby. "Just one," I said. Even when my 12-year-old son is eligible...
Read preview Overview
Western Maryland Fishing Fine Even in Snow
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES McHENRY, Md. - When Bob Lunsford and I left our homes in the D.C. area, redbuds were budding, dogwoods were beginning to do their thing, the Bradford pear tree blooms already had departed and more than...
Read preview Overview
Wizards Handle United
Byline: John Haydon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tom Soehn may have to go back to the drawing board just two games into his first season as a head coach. Rewiring D.C. United's defense likely will be his first task. United collapsed 4-2 to the Kansas...
Read preview Overview
Workers Offered Incentives to Move; BRAC Plan Will Shift Jobs South
Byline: Kristen Chick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES No gridlock, low real-estate prices and quality education are a few of the incentives Northern Virginia workers are being offered to follow their jobs to Huntsville, Ala. Arlington is losing 17,000...
Read preview Overview