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 9, 2008

$15 Billion Auto Bailout Goes to White House; Congressional Blueprint Now Includes 'Car Czar'
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Congressional Democrats on Monday delivered to the White House an emergency $15 billion taxpayer bailout of Detroit's beleaguered Big Three automakers, designed to keep the companies in business until...
9/11 Suspects Offer to Confess at Gitmo Trials; Defendants' Pleas Delayed Pending Competency Hearings
Byline: Sara Carter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In a highly dramatic turn of events, the top five terrorists behind the Sept. 11 attacks told a military judge Monday that they want to confess their guilt and find martyrdom in their execution. The defendants...
About-Face
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ABOUT-FACE Barack Obama's great virtue is his ability to behave like a cynical politician without getting a reputation as a cynical politician, Holman W. Jenkins Jr. writes at www.opinion journal.com....
ACORN, Meet RICO: Let the Prosecution Begin
Byline: Peter J. Parisi, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The hotly contested presidential race in 2000 was effectively decided by 537 votes in Florida. The 2004 Washington state governor's race was settled by 133 votes. Closer to home, the 2005 state attorney...
After Mumbai, What Next?
Byline: John Thomson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES There is no downplaying the dangerous significance of the attacks by Muslim fanatics on multiple major targets in Mumbai, formerly and still known as Bombay. Moreover, there is no denying the...
A Seasonal Spirit of Sacrifice
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the spirit of holiday giving, we offer today two games in which the winners generously gave away many of their pieces, asking only for checkmate in return. The Dallas Destiny players have repeated...
A Way out of Iraq; Obama's Deja Vu All over Again
Byline: Tara Wall, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The economy will have to take a backseat when Barack Obama is sworn in as the nation's 44th president, because on Jan. 21. He will end the war in Iraq. I intend to end this war. My first day in office, Mr....
Baghdad Killings Result in Charges; Five Guards Surrender in Utah
Byline: Ben Conery, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The traffic circle at Nisoor Square in Baghdad was crowded with travelers headed to lunch or the market at noon on Sept. 16, 2007, when an armored convoy of vehicles from Blackwater Worldwide, traveling against...
Boos, Applause
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Boos, applause American tenor Stuart Neill found out Saturday that he would replace Giuseppe Filianoti in the lead of Verdi's Don Carlo in the season-opening performance Sunday at the famed and...
Boxer: Stimulus Will Pass Quickly; Senate Eyes Alternative Energy
Byline: Tom LoBianco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A top Senate Democrat on Monday sent a letter to President-elect Barack Obama assuring him that Congress will move quickly to approve an economic stimulus plan between $500 billion and $1 trillion, and...
Budget Cut Would Close UMd. Campus for a Day
Byline: Emily Kimball, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The president of the University of Maryland at College Park said Monday that he is considering closing the campus for a day to help the state deal with an estimated $200 million revenue shortfall in fiscal...
Charlie Rangel's War
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Almost immediately after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi threw down the gauntlet Jan. 17, 2006, saying Democrats [w]ill create the most open and honest government in history, those words would be put to the test. An FBI corruption...
Colombia, Spain Probe Rebel Groups' Ties; Reports Say They Plotted Bombings, Assassinations
Byline: Martin Arostegui, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia -- Spain's government is investigating links between the Basque separatist group ETA and Colombian FARC rebels, following reports by Colombian officials that the groups have trained...
Concern from Obama's Left; Centrist Drift Feared; Some Advise Patience
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President-elect Barack Obama's early moves have generated schizophrenic reactions - earning him praise from Republicans and cautionary criticism from liberals. Though his most fervent supporters...
D.C. 'Nightmare' Looms from Inaugural Crush
Byline: Heather Cobun, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Area business and government leaders warned Monday that the District is not prepared to handle the record crowds expected to converge on the capital for Barack Obama's presidential inauguration. At...
Defense Fails to Hold Up in the End
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Near the end, the Washington Redskins' defense just couldn't get the stop it desperately needed. The Redskins allowed a touchdown on the opening drive of a 24-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday...
Federal Workers Can Switch Health Plans into January
Byline: Mike Causey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The federal health insurance open season, which was supposed to end Monday, has been extended through January. Employees who want to change plans must go through their HR offices. Retirees can make changes...
Forward Thinking Key in Media Rights Deals
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When ESPN executives began negotiating for television rights with college football's Bowl Championship Series, they wanted it all. They asked for the stability of a long-term agreement but also wanted to ensure...
Global Rainmaker
Byline: Arnaud de Borchgrave, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Introducing National Security Adviser-to-be retired Gen. James L. Jones recently, Henry Kissinger joked the job was highwire without a safety net 24 hours a day. Mr. Jones, he explained, will have...
Good Basket Case
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES GOOD BASKET CASE Fourteen years after militias butchered up to 1 million civilians in Rwanda, the name of the East African nation is still associated with the worst genocide since World War II. However,...
Harper's Heavy Hand
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In a dramatic move, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper convinced Governor-General Michaelle Jean to suspend parliament until late January, rather than face a vote in reaction to his government's economic plan. In...
Harvard Cram Session for House Freshmen
Byline: Carrie Sheffield, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Twenty-seven-year old Aaron Schock is a bit of an anomaly among his fellow incoming freshman members of the House of Representatives. As the soon-to-be youngest member of that body,...
Hola 'SNL'
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hola 'SNL' Spanish TV producer Grupo Globomedia has inked with Sogecable's broadcaster Cuatro to produce a Spanish adaptation of NBC's late-night comedy show Saturday Night Live. According...
Holiday Season Catch-Up
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The holiday season offers lots of chances for family reunions and catch-up sessions thanks to all those long letters from distant relatives. People's aches, pains, surgeries and illnesses always...
Home Invasion
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES HOME INVASION President and Mrs. Bush are set to welcome 60,000 guests into the White House this Christmas season, while hosting 25 receptions and seven dinners. The visitors will stroll past 25...
Hoyas 'Leap off the Page'; Georgetown Pulls off a Historic Rout at Home
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Savannah State coach Horace Broadnax's best - and, really, only - response to Chris Wright's defensive rebound and race to a layup less than three minutes into Monday's game at Verizon Center was to...
Johnson's Future Remains Unclear; First Baseman's Health Is Still a Big Question
Byline: Ben Goessling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LAS VEGAS -- The Washington Nationals began baseball's winter meetings with a cautious approach Monday. In addition to their well-publicized top goal - acquiring a left-handed slugger, possibly free agent...
Jumbo Loan Limits; Higher Monthly Mortgage Payments Will Be the Result
Byline: David M. Dickson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The window is rapidly closing for some borrowers to take advantage of this year's big increase in the size of mortgage loans that can be bought by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and still qualify for a...
Lessons from Louisiana
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Republican challenger Anh Joseph Cao's victory Saturday over nine-term Democratic Rep. William Jefferson in Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District contains important lessons for Republicans. It illustrates that even...
Longtime Wolf Trap Chief Ralph Hoffman Dies at 74
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ralph Anton Hoffman, a former Broadway dancer and stage manager for the Washington National Ballet, died Dec. 4. He was 74. Mr. Hoffman also was the longtime chief of Wolf Trap Farm Parks' division of performing arts...
Missile Defense Success
Byline: James Hackett, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The spectacular intercept of a long-range ballistic missile over the Pacific on Dec. 5 shows once again that the technology works. The ground-based national missile defense now has destroyed...
News Industry Needs a Bailout? More Layoffs and Huge Losses
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Some wonder whether the news media could use a federal buyout, just like Wall Street and auto manufacturers. The Tribune Company, which owns the Los Angeles Times, the Sun in Baltimore and 10 other...
No-Brainer
Byline: Frank Gaffney Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES To paraphrase the Bard, there is a road-trip in the life of a nation when everybody decides to get on-board, whether or not they know or like the destination. With the successful humiliation of...
Obama's Web Presence Loses Its Luster
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Viewership for President-elect Barack Obama's weekly YouTube fireside chats has tanked, dropping more than 50 percent since his initial video three weeks ago. I've heard a lot of puffed-up rhetoric...
O Canada! What a Political Coup
Byline: Michael Taube, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES On Oct. 14, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives were re-elected with a larger vote share and number of seats. Less than two months later, the federal government is on...
Pakistan Arrests Do Little to Stop Lashkar; Militant Group Thousands Strong
Byline: Ayesha Akram, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LAHORE, Pakistan -- Lashkar-e-Taiba will not be crippled by Monday's arrest of the purported mastermind of the Mumbai attacks and at least 19 other members of the militant group, a Lashkar coordinator said....
Pistons Sputter into Town; with Iverson, Detroit Retools Lineup
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In their last meeting with the Detroit Pistons, the Washington Wizards stumbled to a loss in what has become a familiar fashion - in good position at halftime, struggle in the third quarter and collapse down...
Plumbing the Plumber
Byline: Victor Morton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Plumbing the plumber Michelle Malkin continues to put out JTPDS alerts. In her latest example of Joe The Plumber Derangement Syndrome, Mrs. Malkin describes the latest on the probe of how state employees...
Political Group Freedom's Watch to Shut Down; Aspired to Be Counterpart to MoveOn
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Freedom's Watch, a conservative political advocacy group bankrolled mainly by casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, is shutting down - ending a brief bid to offset the influence of the liberal MoveOn.org after spending...
Prosecute or Free
Byline: Bruce Fein, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The 250 alleged enemy combatant detainees at Guantanamo Bay suffering lifetime detentions without accusation or trial should either be criminally prosecuted in civilian courts or released. No...
Report: Taliban's Influence Again Spreading Fast; NATO Challenges Appraisal
Byline: Jason Motlagh, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan -- Taliban militants now have a fixed presence in nearly three-quarters of Afghanistan, a sharp increase from last year, according to an international policy think tank. ...
Stunning Surprises in Unlikely Places
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW ORLEANS -- Louisiana, the late A.J. Liebling discovered when he ventured south for New Yorker magazine a generation ago, is not Southern at all, but Middle Eastern, riven with intrigue and studded...
Supreme Court Won't Review Obama's Citizenship
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear one of the appeals challenging whether President-elect Barack Obama's citizenship disqualifies him from becoming president. The court's order said only...
Tackling Several Problems; among Woes: Samuels out for the Season
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Jim Zorn said it in such a way - semi-marvelling - that it seemed he was trying to convince himself as much as anybody that the Washington Redskins remain alive in the NFC playoff race despite two straight...
TAKE YOUR PICK: Who Will Win the Heisman Trophy?
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Colt McCoy, Texas - No candidate did more with less. The junior almost single-handedly brought the Longhorns within a few computer points of a berth in the national title game. Not only did he throw for...
Terrapins Finally Finding Continuity; Roles Start to Become Defined
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The reliable procession from the bench to midcourt last month at Comcast Center was the product of a significant conundrum for Maryland coach Gary Williams. So many guys, so little separation. ...
Thatcher's Legacy: Fall of Communism
Byline: John R. Coyne Jr., SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Claire Berlinski sets the scene: By the mid-1970s, Britain was widely regarded - choose your favorite cliche - as the Sick Man of Europe, an economic basket case, ungovernable... In 1978,...
The Answers Arrive, but All Look Wrong
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The second half of the season has turned into a worst-case scenario for the Redskins. All the questions raised about them in This Space at the end of October are being answered in the negative - and that's...
Turkey's Crisis; Financial Woes Threaten Economy
Byline: Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Many people are directly feeling the effects of the recession - and the ramifications reach far beyond the United States. According to the International Labor Organization, the current global...
'Twelfth Night' Magic; No Mistake Identifying Great Fun
Byline: Jayne Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Everyone, it seems, is searching for his or her other half. Nowhere is this more apparent than in William Shakespeare's romantic comedy Twelfth Night, in which the characters long for the twin soul who...
Week 14
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES STORY OF THE WEEK PLAYOFF PUSH Roger Goodell has to love it. With three weeks left in the season, only the defending champion Giants, Cardinals and Titans have clinched playoff spots - and those...
What Is Obama's 'Fairness' Doctrine? the Liberals Want to Silence All the Conservatives, of Course
Byline: Tony Blankley, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Last week, The Washington Post reported on President-elect Barack Obama's plan to convert his campaign's massive digital database of millions of supporters' contact and background data into...
Young's View from 'Mountain'
Byline: Adam Mazmanian, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Neil Young spent two November nights in 1968 playing before rapt, polite audiences at a church coffeehouse in Ann Arbor, Mich. A recent musical orphan after the breakup of his band Buffalo Springfield,...