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 February 6, 2013

A BIG-BANG THEORY; 'The Nest of Wickedness Is Ablaze' Boasts North Korea of Its Virtual Attack on U.S
Byline: Patrick Hruby, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If a new North Korean propaganda video has things right, the world may end with a bang - and also with an elevator music rendition of a popular Michael Jackson song. Coming amid increased atomic saber-rattling...
Read preview Overview
At the Top of Their Game; Latest Title Secures Organization's Place among NFL's Elite
Byline: Mike Harris, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A couple of weeks ago, we used this space to try and assess where the Baltimore Ravens' Joe Flacco fit into the hierarchy of the NFL's current quarterbacks. Coming off perhaps the best playoff run of...
Read preview Overview
Better Position Needed in Front; Too Much Traffic Hindering Goalies
Byline: Stephen Whyno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Braden Holtby is tasked with stopping a fair share of breakaways and odd-man rushes. But those aren't the scoring chances that the Washington Capitals goaltender fears. Anytime there's a deflection...
Read preview Overview
Big Milk: A Raw Deal for Consumers; Beverage Socialism Sours the Marketplace
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES When it comes to milk, government isn't interested in your health. The red tape imposed on this breakfast favorite isn't just there to ensure dairy products aren't spoiled. Rather, the rules intentionally limit competition...
Read preview Overview
Blind Side to Concussions; NFL's Latest Legal Blows Give Feeble Push to NCAA
Byline: Nathan Fenno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In October, a helmet-to-helmet hit spun University of Southern California wide receiver Robert Woods around 180 degrees while he was blocking on a kick return against the University of Utah. Woods pushed...
Read preview Overview
Brennan Faces a Grilling on Use of Armed Drones; Targeting Americans Overseas the Key Point
Byline: Shaun Waterman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES White House homeland security adviser John O. Brennan is expected to face tough, new questions about the U.S. use of drones to target Americans suspected of terrorism when he appears Thursday before a...
Read preview Overview
Briefly: The Metro Area
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES DISTRICT Plea near for suspect in shooting at FRC A Northern Virginia man accused of shooting a security guard inside the headquarters of a conservative Christian activist group is negotiating a plea deal. Floyd...
Read preview Overview
Cantor Backs Pathway for Dreamers; Republican Shifts His Stance on Immigration Reform
Byline: Seth McLaughlin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House Majority Leader Eric Cantor called on Congress on Tuesday to carve out a pathway to citizenship for so-called Dreamers - illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. at a young age - making him the highest-ranking...
Read preview Overview
CBO Projects 1st Federal Deficit under $1T of Obama's Tenure
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Congress' official scorekeeper said Tuesday that the federal government's financial picture has improved slightly and the federal deficit this year will drop below $1 trillion for the first time in President...
Read preview Overview
Centrists Push Long-Term Budget Fix
Byline: Tom Howell Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES Centrist House Republicans say they still want Congress to fix the nation's financial problems through a long-term grand bargain, warning its ping-pong ball method of propping up the economy from month...
Read preview Overview
Dell Going Private to Reinvent Itself; Founder Aiding a Shift to Tablets, Smartphones
Byline: Tim Devaney, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dell, mired in the sluggish laptop and desktop business, may have gotten the breathing room it needs Tuesday to remake itself away from the glare of Wall Street - thanks to the company's billionaire founder...
Read preview Overview
Drone Strikes Are 'Counterproductive'; Pakistani Ambassador Denounces Use
Byline: Ashish Kumar Sen, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pakistan's ambassador to the United States lashed out at the Obama administration's use of drones to kill terrorists inside Pakistan, calling unmanned aerial attacks counterproductive. The time for...
Read preview Overview
Forcing Obama to Live within Our Means; GOP Renews Its Push for a Federal Budget That Balances
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Budgeting has never been at the top of President Obama's list of priorities. For the fourth time in five years, the White House missed the statutory deadline Monday for submitting its annual spending blueprint to Congress....
Read preview Overview
Fraud and Abuse Grow after Program Expands
Byline: Luke Rosiak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A federal program subsidizing phones for the poor increased from 6.8 million to 18 million recipients from 2008 - the year it was expanded to include cell phones - to May 2012. And fraud and abuse from...
Read preview Overview
GOP Pushes Secure Borders; Attracting Foreign High-Tech Workers Explored
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Momentum may be building for legalizing illegal immigrants, but House Republicans signaled Tuesday they are in no hurry, kicking off congressional hearings on immigration by focusing on how to attract...
Read preview Overview
Gun Advocates Target Annapolis; O'Malley Set to Push for Restrictions before Senate Committee
Byline: David Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will urge state lawmakers on Wednesday to pass legislation requiring residents to obtain a license before purchasing a handgun, but Second Amendment advocates hope to drown out...
Read preview Overview
Hagel Is Ideal Republican for Obama, but Not for DoD
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Chuck Hagel, in all likelihood, will be confirmed as President Obama's next secretary of defense. Sure, Senate Republicans will put up a fight, pounding their desks and making plenty of political hay...
Read preview Overview
Here's a Tip: Christians Have Their Failings
Byline: Marybeth Hicks, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's hard to decide whether this story should be filed under The Lord works in mysterious ways or Be careful what you wish for; you may get it. A woman who goes by Pastor Alois Bell of Truth...
Read preview Overview
How an Icon Built His Work
Byline: Maxwell Sater, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the young United States spiraled toward its worst domestic crisis - the Civil War - its men of letters were fighting for their position on the world cultural stage. This battle, thankfully...
Read preview Overview
How Free Trade with Europe Could Ignite the Economy; but Complacency Could Undermine High Hopes
Byline: Bill Horan, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk confirmed recently that he's leaving Washington for the private sector. He deserves praise for the Obama administration's major achievement on trade: final approval...
Read preview Overview
Inside the Beltway
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RE-INVENTING THE 'BUCKLEY RULE' War? What war? It's just business as usual at the Conservative Victory Fund, an emerging super PAC that has vexed fierce conservatives and tea partyers convinced that...
Read preview Overview
Laich Continues Skating; Contact Could Be Imminent
Byline: Stephen Whyno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Brooks Laich is making progress with his groin injury and could take contact in practice soon, according to Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates. Laich skated Tuesday, his fourth day on the ice with...
Read preview Overview
Obama Mulls Doing the Right Thing, Again; the Keystone Pipeline Is the Key to Energy Independence
Byline: Tom Pyle, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It sure didn't take long. Just barely into his second term, President Obama is faced yet again with a crucial decision about our nation's energy future: Will he prioritize American jobs and energy...
Read preview Overview
Obama Plans First Trip as President to Israel; Also Set to Visit West Bank, Jordan
Byline: Susan Crabtree, THE WASHINGTON TIMES After taking heat from Republicans for failing to make the trip during his first term in office, President Obama will make his first visit to Israel as president in the coming months, the White House...
Read preview Overview
Obama Ramps Up Pressure to Resolve Sequester; Sets Up Another Partisan Battle
Byline: Susan Crabtree, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Warning of serious repercussions for the economy and the military if Congress fails to halt the next round of $85 billion in budget cuts next month, President Obama on Tuesday called for replacing the...
Read preview Overview
Panetta Leaves Big Bill as He Flies Away; Taxes Paid for Weekly Trips to California
Byline: Susan Crabtree, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As Leon E. Panetta ends a decades-long Washington career capped by his service as defense secretary, he has said repeatedly that he is ready to get back to his family's bucolic walnut ranch off the central...
Read preview Overview
Reckless Appointment; Right-to-Work Laws Help Prevent Union Corruption
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama is not backing down from his unlawful installation of officials at the National Labor Relations Board. Despite being told by a federal appellate court that it was unconstitutional to make a recess appointment...
Read preview Overview
Recruiting the Best and Brightest to the U.S. Smart Immigration Is the Key to Booming Economy
Byline: Jerry Schlichter, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In his inaugural address two weeks ago, President Obama said, Our journey is not complete ... until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled...
Read preview Overview
Schools' Reactions to Fake Guns: Avoiding Real Danger?
Byline: Ben Wolfgang, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fake guns are carrying real consequences for a rising number of American students in the nervous aftermath to the Newtown, Conn., school shootings. On Tuesday, police in Alexandria charged a 10-year-old...
Read preview Overview
Scouting Leader Pleads for Patience; Advises Delaying Decision on Gays
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Boy Scout executives should delay making any decision about changing the national membership policy on gays until the organization's councils have had a chance to speak on the issue, a Boy Scouts of...
Read preview Overview
Straw Gun Buyers Targeted; Bill Would Make Trafficking a Federal Offense
Byline: David Sherfinski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House members on Tuesday rolled out the chamber's first piece of bipartisan gun legislation since December's Connecticut school shootings, and Majority Leader Eric Cantor said he could envision strengthening...
Read preview Overview
'The Bible' Miniseries Taps Overlooked Market; the Happy News about the Good News
Byline: Michael Taube, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's rare to find someone who doesn't have an opinion about Hollywood. The good, the bad and the ugly of the entertainment industry are often on full display. Hollywood is a favorite target...
Read preview Overview
Trading Europe for the Shanghai Five; Turkey Dissembles over Joining the EU
Byline: Daniel Pipes, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Recent steps taken by the government of Turkey suggest it may be ready to ditch the NATO club of democracies for a Russian and Chinese gang of authoritarian states. Here is the evidence: ...
Read preview Overview
Uncle Sam Gets an F in Money Management; Paying the Price for Bipartisan Irresponsibility
Byline: David M. Walker, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Twelve years ago today, when I was comptroller general of the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office, I presented testimony to the Senate Finance Committee, Moving...
Read preview Overview
Women Actually on the Front Lines May Not Happen; Will Hinge on Set of Standards
Byline: Kristina Wong, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Pentagon's lifting its ban on women in combat does not necessarily mean that female troops will ever fill the front-line roles held by men, according to analysts, advocates and veterans. Restrictive...
Read preview Overview