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 5, 2008

3 Bedrooms at Oak Creek
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Craftstar Homes Inc. is building 110 town homes at Oak Creek in Upper Marlboro, a gated golf-course community with resort-style amenities including 24-hour security, concierge services and...
3 Bedrooms in Gainesville
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Brookfield Homes Corp. is building 627 single-family homes on 4,000- to 6,000-square-foot sites at Morris Farm in Gainesville, a planned community with swimming pools, parks, walking trails...
An Impostor in the White House?
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Supreme Court will get a first look Friday at a little bomb with the potential to make a big noise. The operative word is potential. Almost nobody thinks the justices, who can read election returns...
Anne DiBenedetto
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Name: Anne DiBenedetto Company: McEnearney Associates Inc. Address: 1320 Old Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22101 Phone: 703/615-1897 Fax: 703/717-5929 E-mail address: annesold@aol.com Web site: www.annesold.com...
Army, Navy Try to Avoid Distractions
Byline: Mike Fratto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES This week presents a unique challenge for Army coach Stan Brock and Navy counterpart Ken Niumatalolo. As the Midshipmen (7-4) and Black Knights (3-8) prepare for their biggest game of the year, the two...
Baltimore's Joe Cool; Even-Keeled Flacco Proves a Quick Study as a Rookie
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- After fielding questions behind a microphone at a team media session the other day, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Derrick Mason introduced the next guest. Once again, as I say every...
Barbra Streisand
Byline: Stephen Brookes, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Barbra Streisand takes home her Kennedy Center Honors award on Sunday, her biggest problem may be finding room for it on the mantelpiece. In the course of a relentlessly prolific five-decade...
Bernanke Calls for Foreclosure Remedies; Fed Chairman Outlines a Few 'Promising' Plans
Byline: David M. Dickson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke urged the government Thursday to do more to stem the rising tide of home foreclosures, the root cause of the nation's financial crisis. Mr. Bernanke outlined...
Big Three CEOs Grovel for Bailout; Democrats Try to Pass Hot Potato to Bush
Byline: David R. Sands and Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Chastened Big Three auto executives told Congress on Thursday that they are prepared to take painful steps to qualify for a $34 billion federal bailout to stave off insolvency, including...
Blues Has Another Baby; 'Cadillac' an Entertaining History of Chicago's Chess Records
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Cadillac Records isn't satisfied, a la genre sisters Ray and Walk the Line, to plumb the biography of a single great artist; it tackles the history of an entire record label. Chess Records, postwar Chicago's...
Brashear Crashes in; First Goal of Season Boosts Capitals
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Donald Brashear was frustrated enough with his offensive drought that he sought advice from other players and even his general manager about how to break his season-long scoring slump. The advice the...
Change Good for Blatche; Forward's Play Improves after Jordan Is Ousted
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Throughout the Washington Wizards' preseason, there was a constant call for Andray Blatche to step up. But during the team's 1-10 start, Blatche showed the same occasional flashes, frequent inconsistency...
Confusion Reigns; Christianity under the Bus
Byline: Deborah Simmons, THE WASHINGTON TIMES You needn't be well-versed in the opening lines of Genesis to know how we got here or who's really in charge. But with the holiest of seasons upon us, we obviously need to be reminded of the reason for...
Court to Weigh Question about Obama Citizenship; Unlikely Decision Could Deny Him Presidency
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Supreme Court plans to meet Friday to decide whether to hear a case that could determine whether President-elect Barack Obama ever becomes the nation's president. Justice Clarence Thomas picked up...
Delaware Resort House a Good Family Getaway
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the holiday season nears, many families eagerly anticipate curling up in front the fireplace and watching out the window as snowflakes drift into the woods. However, some families think...
Dog Not Included
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DOG NOT INCLUDED Fantastic Find for Inauguration, reads Thursday's ad posted on Craigslist, offering three bedrooms on the top two floors of a rowhouse on Capitol Hill for $12,000. Located 8 blocks...
Drug War
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DRUG WAR The U.S. ambassador to Mexico this week signed an agreement for the first installment on the $400 million crime-fighting program for Mexico to help combat drug wars that are crippling its...
Duchovny Show Returns
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Duchovny show returns Showtime has picked up a third season of Californication, Variety reports. The Golden Globe-winning series, which stars David Duchovny as a hedonistic, sex-obsessed novelist...
False Storyline
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES FALSE STORYLINE Barack Obama, who opted out of public financing for his presidential campaign, got most of his cash from large donors, Karl Rove writes in the Wall Street Journal, To diminish criticism,...
Finally, the True King
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LeBron James, regardless of how annoying he sometimes is with his Jim Carrey-like facial expressions, is now the most dominant player in the NBA. That assertion is not likely to prompt much debate, except...
Freedom to Speak; One Community's 'Responsiveness' Is Another's Censorship
Byline: Horace Cooper, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It should be a well settled idea that in a democracy, freedom of speech and debate are crucial bulwarks of liberty. Unfortunately, that is not a notion widely held today by the self-appointed...
George Jones
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The setting is the piney woods of East Texas, early 1940s. A young boy, roughly 10 years old, has persuaded his parents to let him crawl into bed with them on Saturday nights. Nothing to do with night terrors...
He Finds Mighty River in Muddy Waters; as Blues Legend, Wright Plumbs Emotional Complexity of Lyrics, Experience
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES For the shape-shifting character actor Jeffrey Wright Broken Flowers, "Syrian ) taking on the role of blues legend Muddy Waters in"Cadillac Records" turned out to be an opportunity to explore black American cultural...
Hollywood's Nixon; Another GOP Skewering
Byline: Douglas MacKinnon, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Just because you can, does not mean you should. Look, as conservatives or Republicans, we truly do get the point that much of Hollywood despises us or the ideology they have convinced themselves...
Iran's Upper Hand
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES When she visited Israel in March to commemorate its 60th anniversary, German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that Germany's history has given it a special responsibility toward Israel. Touring Yad Vashem with some...
Israelis Fight Israelis on Withdrawal Plan; Settlers Vow to Resist Evictions
Byline: Joshua Mitnick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TEL AVIV -- A bloody clash Thursday between Israeli settlers and Israeli police in Hebron could mark the beginning of violent Jewish resistance to a proposed Israeli withdrawal from much of the West Bank...
Jefferson Likely to Beat Obama-Backed Rival in Louisiana
Byline: Kara Rowland, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In a message on his campaign Web site, Louisiana Democrat Rep. William Jefferson says he looks forward to working in tandem with President Obama, whose election bid, he also says, he was proud to support....
Lenders Seek More Paperwork
Byline: Henry Savage, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Q. My wife and I are under contract to buy a neighbor's house. Our settlement date is Feb. 28, although we'd be happy to settle sooner. Our plan is to sell our house first, but we have a loan...
Loss Would Pierce the Giants; New York Defense Would Suffer If Linebacker Faces Any Discipline
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The headache that is Plaxico Burress, the New York Giants can withstand. Signed to a $35 million contract hours before the season opener, Burress rewarded the Giants with behavior that ended his season...
Low Gas Prices - for Now
Byline: Jim Saxton, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES We watched as oil prices surged by $50 per barrel between January and August, and then fell by $90 since. It would be a great holiday gift if the current prices at the pump would last. But hold...
Medical Students to Tackle Crises; Somalia Desperate for Care as Drought, Hunger, War Take Toll
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES UNITED NATIONS -- A class of medical students improbably graduated from a Somali medical school Thursday, even as a humanitarian crisis has settled on the conflict-ravaged nation. The eight women and...
Mining Memories with Marty and Guy
Byline: Mary Chapin Carpenter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES We had our first snow of the season Thanksgiving week. I'd been rushing around to ready our farm for the nearly 50 friends and family members joining us for the holiday. The snowfall didn't amount...
Mixed Music for Live Effects; Modern Society Combines Classic, Contemporary Sounds
Byline: Andrew Leahey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Amidst the rolling hills of Cleveland, Ga., an undersized city known best as the birthplace of the Cabbage Patch Doll franchise, one wouldn't expect to find America's newest buzz band. Most aspiring...
More Bloggers Put Behind Bars; 'Prison Census' Survey Is Cited
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Blogging can be a dangerous business. More bloggers and online scribes have been jailed worldwide than any other breed of journalists, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), which...
Morgan Freeman
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Morgan Freeman has one of the most distinctive voices in the world. That, combined with the elegant actor's ease at inhabiting roles of authority, has made him the go-to guy for a certain type of...
Nats Look to Gamble at Winter Meetings
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For a ballclub that has struggled to garner attention from fans nationwide - not to mention locally - the Washington Nationals have managed to create a little buzz this offseason. Nearly every mention...
Pakistan Vows to Punish Mumbai Attackers; Rice Discusses Responsibility in Islamabad
Byline: Nasir Khan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan on Thursday promised the United States to find and prosecute any Pakistani linked to the terrorist attacks that killed 170 people in the Indian metropolis of Mumbai. President...
Palestinians Reject Partition, Blame a Misunderstanding
Byline: Joshua Mitnick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TEL AVIV -- A top Palestinian negotiator Thursday repudiated his deputy's statement this week that Palestinians would accept statehood in the West Bank first and extend it to Gaza when a reconciliation...
Pete Townshend & Roger Daltrey
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Theirs was not a symbiotic, John-and-Paul, Mick-and-Keith kind of creative relationship. Yet Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey complemented each other in ways absent which the Who could not have been...
Point-Counterpoint
Byline: Dan Daly and Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Each Friday, columnist Dan Daly and Redskins beat writer Ryan O'Halloran debate a football issue. This week's topic: Tim Layden wrote a story recently in Sports Illustrated that talked about...
Preventing HIV/AIDS; Time for a Change in Message
Byline: Elliott J. Millenson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sexual infidelity has been in the news a lot this year. The partners of Silda Spitzer, Christie Brinkley and Elizabeth Edwards each demonstrated that when it comes to sex, hormones...
Rabach Again Front, Center; His Role Is Key vs. 3-4 Scheme
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It will go unnoticed by most, but Casey Rabach will be an important figure for the Redskins this week. For the third time in seven games, the center will line up against a 3-4 defense, which means a different...
Ravens' Backfield Stacked
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES One game, it was the franchise running back. Another time, the rookie. Last week, the 260-pound fullback. The Baltimore Ravens acquired Willis McGahee last year so he could carry their offense. But...
Return of a Child Soldier; Rapper's Tale Puts Face on Sudan's War
Byline: Sonny Bunch, THE WASHINGTON TIMES War Child is a moving documentary about the tribulations faced by Emmanuel Jal, a child-soldier-turned-rapper who returns to his war-torn homeland years after fleeing the civil war that plagued his country....
Same-Sex Marriage Activists Regroup; Political Reality Poses Hurdles
Byline: Gary Emerling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Backers of an attempt to legalize same-sex marriage in the District next year are re-evaluating their strategy in light of political realities, including a California referendum last month in which blacks...
Shoppers Drop out; Discount Store Sales the Only Bright Spot in Retail Picture
Byline: Heather Cobun, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Retailers got some help from Black Friday sales, but not enough to keep them out of the red in November. It's an awful beginning to the holiday season, said Mike Niemira, chief economist and director...
Skip the Commute and Live Where Action Is
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Condominiums, particularly in city neighborhoods or close-in suburbs, continue to have an appeal to buyers from a variety of demographic groups. Traditionally, condominiums in these neighborhoods...
State Nod Helps Clinton Raise Funds; Campaign $7 Million in Debt
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CHICAGO -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is using her nomination as secretary of state to encourage supporters to give her money to pay off her presidential campaign debt, and she can continue to...
Study: Americans Pray Just to Get through the Day
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Politicians come and go, fashions evolve and the culture shifts with alarming frequency. One thing remains constant, though. Americans pray. A lot. Ninety percent have a spiritual interlude with...
Thais Yearn for Leadership; Struggle of 'Yellow Shirts' vs. 'Red Shirts' Turns Political Landscape Black and Blue
Byline: Richard S. Ehrlich, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BANGKOK -- Thailand's crippled government is struggling to find a new prime minister and prevent a return of protesters who easily sabotaged Bangkok's airports, stranding more than 300,000 travelers....
The Value of Time in a House
Byline: Chris Sicks, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES There are some similarities between the stock market and the housing market. Both provide the greatest profits if you buy and hold for the long term. Both reward selling in a bull market and buying...
Thinking Inside the Box; Gators' Strategy for Beating Tide Is to Flood the Line
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's easy to break down Saturday night's SEC Championship game at the Georgia Dome as a clash between the power of No. 1 Alabama and the speed of No. 2 Florida. But many signs indicate that the matchup...
Third Time Not the Charm for 'Punisher'
Byline: Sonny Bunch, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There's a serious film to be made about the Punisher, Marvel Comics' avenging angel. A meditation on ends, means and operating outside the law. A questioning glimpse into the morality of raining vengeance...
Three Levels to Enjoy in Spring Valley House
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The quiet streets of Northwest Washington's Spring Valley exude a family-oriented, peaceful atmosphere, where the cars drive slowly along curving lanes to allow passengers to admire the homes...
Twyla Tharp
Byline: Jean Battey Lewis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Perhaps the only question to ask about Twyla Tharp receiving the Kennedy Center Honors award is: Why did it take so long? The decision-makers who plan these things try to strike a balance in high...
Uncle Sam Opens Entire Mall to Inaugural Throng
Byline: Timothy Warren, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Federal officials Thursday granted Inauguration Day visitors access to the entire 146 acres of the Mall to accommodate the expected record crowds for the presidential swearing-in of Barack Obama. Ever...
Video Captures Abortion Coaching; Worker Ducks Indiana Laws
Byline: Victor Morton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Planned Parenthood of Indiana has suspended a nurse after the release of an undercover videotape showing her coaching a supposed 13-year-old on how to duck Indiana's laws about parental consent on abortion...
Vietnam War Vet Drawn to 'Vette Lines of 1970 Opel GT
Byline: Vern Parker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES After returning home from a tour of duty with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, Ron Lenzner was assigned to Fort Hood in Texas. While he was there, a friend bought a curvaceous Opel GT that captured...