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 16, 2008

A Block to Human Trafficking
Byline: Janice Shaw Crouse, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES On Dec. 10, Congress passed historic anti-trafficking legislation. The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) passed both the House and the Senate within several hours....
Abuse in Academia? 2008's Top 10 Assaults on Ideologic Freedom
Byline: Jason Mattera, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Did you hear the one about a college student threatened with expulsion for handing out copies of The Communist Manifesto? Ha! Of course you didn't. When was the last time a campus official violated...
Amtrak Seeks Bids to Build Faster Rail Lines; D.C.-N.Y. Train Ride in Two Hours
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Federal transportation leaders announced Monday that the government is seeking contractors to build a $30 billion to $40 billion high-speed rail line between Washington and New York that would be used exclusively...
At Present, the Future Is a Major Topic
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the Washington Redskins flew home Sunday afternoon from Cincinnati after arguably their worst loss in nearly a decade, veteran players said the mood was deathly quiet - as low as I've ever seen it, one...
Blago's Blunders; Will They Signal the Beginning of the End to Corrupt Politicians?
Byline: Tara Wall, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President-elect Barack Obama's initial reluctance to issue a more forceful condemnation of the acts alleged in federal charges against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich should come as no surprise. Assuredly he...
Bush and History's Rearview Mirror; 'Frost/Nixon' Points Up Stakes of Legacy-Making
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Can a president use the levers of popular culture to restore, or perhaps burnish, his legacy? Central to the drama of Ron Howard's riveting new movie, Frost/Nixon, is that a disgraced ex-president hoped...
Capitalist Abyss
Byline: Arnaud de Borchgrave, THE WASHINGTON TIMES During the Cold War, democratic capitalism had competitors breathing down its neck in the form of socialism and communism, which kept it on the straight and narrow. But no sooner was the Cold War...
Clinging to Hope; Governing with Good Old God-Given Ability
Byline: Tony Blankley, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As we enter one of America's bleaker mid winters - though not so bleak as the winter of 1777-78 at Valley Forge, nor the winter of 1941-1942 after Pearl Harbor and then Wake Island - please...
Crossing Fully Open Wilson Bridge 'A Dream'
Byline: William Ehart, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's a dream. Those are not words anyone imagined ever would be said about driving across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge at rush hour. But they are the words traffic reporter Ashley Linder of Metro Network...
Enraged Pakistanis Strike Back against Taliban
Byline: Ayesha Akram, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Suicide attacks and bombings have driven some neighborhoods to take up arms in the city best known as the gateway to terrorist hide-outs in Pakistan's tribal areas. Budabar is one...
Exhuming the Fairness Doctrine
Byline: Bruce Fein, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As general counsel to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under President Ronald Reagan, I initiated regulatory repeal of the ill-conceived Fairness Doctrine that had suppressed free speech...
Eye-Opening Experience; Indie 'Pajamas' Film Does Surprisingly Well
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's the kind of pitch most studio executives would hide under their desks rather than hear. Here's the story of a German boy who befriends a Holocaust prisoner being held captive by the boy's father....
Federal Liabilities Soar 25 0n 2008; $1 Trillion Debt Excludes Bailout
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The government's spending commitments exploded by 25 percent in 2008, putting taxpayers more than $1 trillion in the hole even before the astronomical costs of the economic bailout were taken into account,...
German League Ups Pace
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With the chess Olympiad having closed down for another two years, the German Bundesliga has resumed its place as one of the premier team chess events on the planet. OSG Baden-Baden, with six 2700-plus...
Greens Grapple with Economy for Obama Priority; Energy Team Emerges
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Environmentalists fear their top priority - a national climate-change policy - will be sidetracked in Congress by concerns over the slumping economy. President-elect Barack Obama has said the policy...
Guy's Take: $76M
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Guy's take: $76M Madonna has settled her divorce with ex-husband Guy Ritchie for at least $76 million, the singer's spokeswoman said Monday. Liz Rosenberg told Associated Press the settlement...
'I Just Feel like the Worst Coach in America'; with the Redskins' Season in a Tailspin, Zorn Finally Points the Finger at Himself
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A day after another bad loss lowlighted by another poor offensive performance that kept the Washington Redskins in the NFC East cellar, coach Jim Zorn identified himself as a key reason for the team's...
In This Mess, Everyone Gets Some Blame
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The scapegoating season has officially begun in Redskinsland. According to our outdoors writer, by the way, it runs until the start of the free agent signing period in February, so get your shots in while you...
Keep Fitzgerald on the Job
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The bribery case against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is just the latest illustration of U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald's prosecutorial skills. Whether the case involves Mafia bosses, international terrorists or public...
Let's Give Tough Love to Media
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES We Americans sure love our media. We buy their devices, we watch their content, we give them as gifts. But do our media love us back? A study funded by Common Sense Media and National Institutes...
'Moronic' Assurance
Byline: Victor Morton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Moronic' assurance An Israeli newspaper reported last week that President-elect Barack Obama will put Israel under the U.S. nuclear umbrella. Citing "a well-placed American source ... who is close...
Obama Aide Tied to Failed Immigration Policy; Rushed Citizenship Push Let in Thousands of Criminals
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES One of President-elect Barack Obama's top immigration advisers oversaw a Clinton-era program that awarded U.S. citizenship to thousands of convicted criminals and failed to conduct adequate FBI background...
Obama's 'Dialogue'
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Obama's 'dialogue' Barack Obama has been toying with the idea of dialogue with the Islamic world for two years now - but he has yet to approach the idea of actually saying anything meaningful, New York...
Obama Team Clears Itself on Blagojevich; Delays Report for U.S. Attorney
Byline: Stephen Dinan and Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President-elect Barack Obama said Monday that his transition team has completed its review of contacts with Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich and has found itself blameless, but...
Other Shoe Drops: Bush Videos Hit YouTube; Iraq Incident Has Tongues Still Wagging
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It took two shoes to do it, but the lame duck finally has become an Internet phenomenon. President Bush's shoe-dodging in Iraq this weekend is burning up YouTube, garnering 11 of the top 20 most-watched...
Rice Faults U.S.' Mideast Focus; Cites 'Freedom Deficit' in Region
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES UNITED NATIONS -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice delivered a subtle mea culpa at the United Nations on Monday - saying the U.S. may have contributed to a freedom deficit in the Middle East by not pushing...
Roster Shuffle Becoming 'Comical'; Injuries Result in Odd Moves for the Caps
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sean Collins thought his weeklong dream was over. Collins had his equipment bag and sticks slung over his shoulder and was exiting Verizon Center on Friday night with Oskar Osala, who also had been...
Sampler of '80S Rock, Lightly
Byline: Adam Mazmanian, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fall Out Boy's Folie a Deux, the fifth full-length studio album from the improbably successful Chicago quartet, plays like a sampler of 1980s album-oriented rock riffs. Fragments of Tom Petty, Foreigner,...
Siemens Guilty of Global Fraud; Fines Total $1.6 Billion
Byline: Ben Conery, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Officials from Siemens AG traveled the globe with suitcases full of cash, paying more than a billion dollars in bribes to win lucrative public works contracts in countries such as Argentina, Bangladesh and...
Some More Change to Believe In
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Change isn't always all it's cracked up to be. Consider that nameless regiment of a bygone era, and the company sergeant who was told to make sure the men practiced basic hygiene. All right, men, he...
'Stargate' for Carlyle
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Stargate' for Carlyle Robert Carlyle has been tapped as the lead in Sci Fi Channel's new series Stargate Universe, the Hollywood Reporter says. SGU, the third installment in the cable channel's...
Stocks Retreat on Auto Worries; Further Dampened by Fallout of 'Ponzi' Scheme
Byline: Richard C. Gross, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK -- Wall Street edged lower Monday, apparently anxious about which financial institutions will be affected by the latest money scandal and whether the Bush administration will rescue two of...
Stumbles at Start Take Their Toll
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES At his shorter-than-usual Monday news conference, Washington Redskins coach Jim Zorn repeatedly blamed himself - but not his team - for Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. They're putting out...
System Failures Blamed for Theft; Lax Oversight at Tax Office Hit
Byline: Gary Emerling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A report commissioned by the D.C. Council says systemic failures, a lack of oversight and a dysfunctional work environment all led to the theft of nearly $50 million from city coffers by a D.C. tax office...
Terps Leave No Doubt with Latest Title
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sasho Cirovski still didn't entirely grasp what his Maryland soccer team accomplished this season as he bounced from Dallas to Atlanta to Washington on Monday, a hectic day of travel following an incredible...
The GOP's Lost Opportunity; Immigration Approach Alienated Latinos
Byline: Mark Cromer, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the chief strategist who married President Bush's political goals to national policy initiatives, Karl Rove was more responsible than any other member of the administration for the delusional...
Those Shoes
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES THOSE SHOES Three-quarters of the miseries and misunderstandings in the world would finish if people were to put on the shoes of their adversaries and understood their points of view, Indian philosopher...
Trade Talks Not Close to a Deal after Long Effort; Developing Nations Don't Bend
Byline: John Zarocostas, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES GENEVA -- The political determination of the world's emerging economic powers not to bend to the demands of the United States featured prominently in the latest setback in the beleaguered...
Treasury's Prized Persuader; McCormick Leads Department's Response to the Financial Crisis
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The refrain rises immediately to the lips of anyone who is asked about David H. McCormick, the undersecretary of the Treasury for international affairs. He is good with people. It's a nice sentiment,...
UAE Going Nuclear
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES UAE GOING NUCLEAR The ambassador from the United Arab Emirates is lobbying Congress about a deal that would supply nuclear energy to the oil-rich Persian Gulf federation, but a bipartisan group of...
Uncle Shariah
Byline: Frank J. Gaffney Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES The insurance giant AIG has lately become the poster child for corporate risk-taking, mismanagement and greed. Its unimaginably large losses, rooted in insurance it extended to financial companies...
Week 15
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES STORY OF THE WEEK PANTHERS EARN SHOT AT HOME-FIELD A few weeks ago, Carolina wasn't even considered the favorite in its own division. But a win last Monday over Tampa Bay pushed the Panthers into...
What Next for Missile Defense?
Byline: Stanley Orman and Eugene Fox, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Missile defense is once again a topic of interest. Supporters of Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) are concerned that the new Obama administration might stop the proposed deployment...
Wizards' New Lineup Leads to Same Old Result
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Seeking a cure to this season's plague of slow starts, Wizards coach Ed Tapscott shook up his lineup for Monday night's game against the visiting Indiana Pacers, elevating Andray Blatche to starting center...