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 14, 2008

A Force to Be Reckoned with; Dynamic Summers Back to Tackle Financial Crisis
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Like it or not, Larry Summers is back on the Committee to Save the World. His first assignment came at the Treasury Department in the late 1990s, dealing with an Asian economic crisis, meltdowns in Russia and...
An IRS Power Grab?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Supreme Court will soon have the opportunity to decide whether to hear a case that could have tremendous impact on the ability of private, nonprofit charities to provide health care and other services to the poor....
Another Chance Passes Wizards by; DiLeo Wins in His Philly Debut
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PHILADELPHIA -- If ever it seemed the struggling Washington Wizards had a chance to take advantage of an opponent, Saturday night against the Philadelphia 76ers seemed to be that time. Although the news...
Another Home Run for HBO; Latest Chronicle Covers Integration in College Football
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES HBO has won enough awards to fill several trophy cases for its sports documentaries, and the latest is one of its best - high praise indeed. Breaking the Huddle: The Integration of College Football, which...
Chancellor Merkel's Spine
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES German Chancellor Angela Merkel was not invited to last week's pre-summit talks on the economy. However, she did participate in the European Union summit in Brussels, where she and her colleagues agreed on a $266 billion...
Changing Face of Homelessness; Faltering Economy Hits Many People Who Saw No Threat from Poverty
Byline: Michael Drost, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Today's global financial crisis has spawned massive dislocations of many new and surprising types. The current economic downturn, unlike others in the past, is hurting not just the already-poor but also...
Christmas Classic Still Desirable
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Living up to its title, Bill Forsyth's Comfort and Joy was a welcome, gladdening new Christmas classic when it arrived in 1984. It appears to be aging gracefully a generation later, although Universal has...
Consequences
Byline: Richard W. Rahn, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES VILNIUS, Lithuania. -- How much thought do you think Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, and the members of the U.S. Congress gave to the damage that their...
D.C. Greed OKs a 1/20 Hangover
Byline: Adrienne T. Washington, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Who thought that the prospect of providing only one bathroom per 6,849 Metro customers, as local radio station WTOP-FM has reported, would be the biggest challenge facing an estimated 4 million...
Deer to Venison with a Bit of Luck
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES WELCOME, Md. -- I had just glanced at my watch and the first visitor I saw atop my tree stand was a bewildered gray squirrel. It was 6:35 a.m. The little fellow nearly touched my face; that's how close...
Democrats' Scandals Play into GOP Hands
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It is payback time for Republicans, who have been burying Democrats in a blizzard of attacks about a pay-to-play scandal that has embarrassed and distracted Barack Obama's presidential transition and tax-evasion...
EU Sails after Pirates in First Naval Mission; Frigate Escorts U.N. Food Aid to Somalia
Byline: David Axe, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MOMBASA, Kenya -- The European Union will launch its first naval combat mission Sunday, deploying a British frigate to escort vital U.N. food aid to starving Somalis. The warship will accompany the small cargo...
Family Values; Cassatt Exhibit Celebrates Bond between Mother and Child
Byline: Deborah K. Dietsch , THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mary Cassatt convincingly painted the most intimate moments of motherhood, even though she never married or had children. Close relationships with relatives and friends sustained Cassatt's life and...
Forgiving Brings Freedom of Heart
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Part one of two The American holiday season is first and foremost a time for family. We gather from afar, renewing childhood bonds, reacquainting ourselves with distant relatives and greeting new...
For 'Survivors,' Layoffs Said to Stifle Creativity; Productivity Gains Brief
Byline: Gabriella Boston, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the laid-off - referred to as victims by workplace psychologists - line up for unemployment checks, the remaining employees - survivors - are left picking up the slack and cowering in their cubicles...
From P.D. James, Elizabeth Ironside
Byline: Muriel Dobbin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When P.D. James writes about murder, even violent death becomes stately. Not only is her prose crisply elegant but her characters have a poignant if restrained reality. Ms. James portrays drama...
Hoyas Have Wright Stuff; Guard Key as Hoyas Escape
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The ugliest wins are often the most satisfying. In some respects, Georgetown might have played its worst game of the season Saturday against No. 17 Memphis. The 19th-ranked Hoyas (7-1) shot the ball...
Life of the 'IMPRESARIO EXTRAORDINARE'
Byline: Marion Elizabeth Rodgers, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Florenz Ziegfeld died in 1932, Will Rogers paid tribute to his former boss with this simple line: I worked for Ziegfeld. It was a badge of which we were proud. The son of German...
Mids Are Banking on Healthy Lineup
Byline: Mike Fratto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS -- Onlookers at Navy practices this year have had a good amount of company standing on the sidelines. And as the season grew older, the number of injured players donning red jerseys seemed to grow...
Mumbai Terrorism
Byline: James Lyons, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The announcement of President-elect Barack Obama's national security team on the heels of the latest terrorist attack in Mumbai (Bombay), India, should again dispel the myth that we can through...
Mystery, Diplomacy in North Korea
Byline: Barbara Slavin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It is rare that the third in a literary series surpasses those that came before. But in Bamboo and Blood, author James Church has written a book that succeeds on multiple levels. Set in North Korea,...
Nobles and Knaves
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Noble: The senators who said no to issuing another bailout to the Big Three automakers. CEOs of the Big Three automakers have been on Capitol Hill lobbying for bailout funds to keep their companies afloat. The Democrats...
Obama 'Advisor' in Scandal Unidentified; Emanuel Remains Mum on Senate 'Pay-for-Play'
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Five days after Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich was arrested in a pay-for-play scandal, President-elect Barack Obama's transition team has yet to reveal the name of the president-elect advisor mentioned...
Obama's 'New Deal'
Byline: Jeffrey T. Kuhner President-elect Barack Obama and his team are modeling their domestic agenda on President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Keynesian liberalism. They are seeking to forge a modern, 21st century version of the New Deal. There is,...
Obama Taps N.Y. Official to Be Housing Chief; Donovan Was HUD Official under Clinton
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President-elect Barack Obama said Saturday that he would nominate Shaun Donovan, New York City's housing development commissioner, to shepherd the nation through the distressed housing market as secretary...
Of Books, Mutual Understanding
Byline: Clive Davis, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's that time of year when the literary pages are awash with the sound of mutual back-scratching. Back in my younger, more idealistic days, I used to pore over the Books of the Year roundups,...
Pair Trade Office Jobs for a New Odyssey
Byline: Steve Nearman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Meet Bob Fleshner, a typical marathoner who, from 2002 to 2004, barely qualified for the Boston Marathon. But his love of running took a turn for the better when he started teaming up with friends to run...
Post-Obama Depression
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES POST-OBAMA DEPRESSION What has become of all the grass-roots volunteers who worked so tirelessly to get Barack Obama elected president? No one knows at the moment, apparently. The priceless bank of...
Poverty off Political Radar; Edwards' Issue Seen as 'Casualty' of Indiscretion
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Believers in John Edwards are urging President-elect Barack Obama to forgive the former presidential candidate's indiscretions and consider him for an administration post or at least elevate Mr....
Put Children First in Blended Family
Byline: Vicki Johnson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Ms. Vicki, I really need some answers to make sure I am doing the right thing. My husband's family is very rude and has ill feelings toward me. I'm not sure why they don't like me, but...
Redskins Reach the Rallying Point
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The challenge of winning their final three games - two of them on the road - is nothing new to the Washington Redskins. All but two of the 22 players expected to start Sunday at Cincinnati were part of...
'Rock-a-Bye' Falls by the Wayside
Byline: Carleton Bryant, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A recent news report said that mothers today are more likely to sing their babes to sleep with a modern pop song than a traditional lullaby. I can believe that. About 30 seconds into James...
Seen and Heard at Wachovia Center
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PHILADELPHIA -- In addition to suffering a case of deja vu, many inside the Wizards' locker room were surprised to hear of the firing of 76ers coach Maurice Cheeks. Several of the players had spoken with...
Swiss Guard Chief Accused in Rights Furor; Abu Ghraib Evoked
Byline: John Phillips, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ROME -- The colorful Swiss Guard that protects the pope is embroiled in controversy over charges that its new commander - while a police chief in Switzerland - ordered immigrant prisoners subjected to...
Tedium Stifles Civil War Title
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES I usually do not review games of the shooter genre in this column, but thought the potential for learning might balance the violence in the History Channel - Civil War: Secret Missions (for PlayStation...
The Answer on Immigration
Byline: Rep. Lamar Smith, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The U.S. routinely awards green cards to more than a million legal immigrants each year. They play by the rules, and together with those who have come before them, now comprise the largest...
The Answer on Immigration
Byline: Frank Sharry, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES On Election Day, the American people hired leaders they believe will tackle and solve tough problems. They fired politicians who cover up inaction and ineffectiveness with slick sound bites and...
The Perfect Gifts for the Remarried
Byline: Paula Bisacre, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES I received the best, most difficult-to-find gift a little early this year, and it wasn't a Wii Fit. My husband and I went on vacation for an entire week while my mom came from out-of-state to...
The Tale of Edward Curtis' Sacred Mission
Byline: Stephen Goode, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Edward Sheriff Curtis was one of the great photographers of the American Indian, perhaps the greatest of them all. His images are iconic and familiar to many Americans. Seven Navajos on horseback...
Tidings of Joy and Fibs; Longtime Holiday Tradition Endures in Christmas Letter
Byline: Karen Goldberg Goff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES They cram the mailbox this time of year, the jewel-colored envelopes as individual as snowflakes. There's a photo card from your cousin. Her kids certainly have grown since last year. Simple. Cute....
'Tough' Loss Leaves Tigers Dazed
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Memphis coach John Calipari took his team back to the locker room in the numbing moments after Saturday's 79-70 overtime loss at Georgetown and scrawled a single word on the dry-erase board. Tough....
Two Takes on Treachery
Byline: Joseph C. Goulden, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Perhaps a good hot rush of adrenalin will make you more comfortable this cold Sunday morning. For such a psychic fix, look no further than My Life As A Spy (Prometheus Books, $25.95, 349...
UCC Takes Lead Discussing Race
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United Church of Christ has not been one of the major newsmaker denominations until this year when it came into view as Barack Obama's spiritual home. The Cleveland-based church of 1.2 million souls...
'Unit Study' Opens World of Learning
Byline: Kate Tsubata, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland home-schoolers Wendy and Eric Pavlat have been educating their six children since the birth of their first, some 11 years ago, but officially for seven years. Eric is a high school teacher,...
U.S. Automakers Face Consolidation; Chapter 11 Seen as Best Option
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington is crafting a political solution for Detroit that avoids picking winners and losers and seeks to prevent a bankruptcy by any of the three U.S. automakers, but the reality is at least one of the...
Varlamov Survives a Close Shave
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MONTREAL -- There was a lot of wayward shaving cream in the Washington Capitals' locker room Saturday night. Donald Brashear gave Sergei Fedorov a face full to celebrate his 39th birthday, but the salute...
Washington Redskins (7-6) at Cincinnati Bengals (1-11-1)
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Today: 1 p.m. | Where: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati | TV: Chs. 5, 45 | Radio: ESPN 980 KEY MATCHUP Redskins OTs Stephon Heyer and Jason Fabini vs. Bengals DEs Antwan Odom or Daryl Blackstock and...
Yankees Could Get Wheels Rolling
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Yankees give CC Sabathia a $161 million contract, then turn around and hand A.J. Burnett an $82.5 million deal. You know, maybe the carmakers should have gone to Hank Steinbrenner for a bailout. ***...