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 3, 2008

A 'Capitol' Crime
Byline: Matthew Spalding, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As an expert in the U.S. Constitution and America's Founding, I thought I had lost the ability to be shocked by politically correct distortions of our history. Then I visited the new Capitol...
Advice Compiled and Condensed from Actual Sources by Kelly Jane Torrance, Who Composed the Questions
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Advice compiled and condensed from actual sources by Kelly Jane Torrance, who composed the questions. My husband was spotted kissing not one, but two women in a single day, so I've had to admit...
Allies Bolster Bailout Blitz for Big Three; CEOs to Seek Billions More from Congress
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Major business groups and local officials whose communities depend on the auto industry Tuesday joined the Big Three automakers in a major lobbying blitz to pry tens of billions of dollars in federal...
Americans Are Charitable; the Next Congress Should Offer More Choices
Byline: Steve Gunderson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Aiding others in times of need is as American as Thanksgiving and pumpkin pie. Our history is replete with examples of Americans - individuals, families, communities, foundations and corporate...
A New GOP Strategy; Get Back on Track with a National Agenda and Steele
Byline: Michael A. Geppi, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES If there is one thing this year's Presidential election brought to light, it is that Republicans clearly need a new message. Democrats were able to control the salient issues of the campaign,...
An Opportunity with Russia
Byline: Andranik Migranyan, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES After his Inauguration, President Barack Obama will inherit quite a sad situation in U.S.-Russian relations, which are at their lowest point since the end of the Cold War. And while...
Burress Gives Himself a Shot of Perspective
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The self-inflicted gunshot wound of Plaxico Burress puts the Gus Frerotte head-butt all into perspective. The infusion of perspective rarely comes easily to professional athletes, impervious as they are...
Can It Get Worse?
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CAN IT GET WORSE? What a Monday it was in America. First, it was confirmed that the U.S. economy had fallen into a recession one year ago. Upon which the Dow Jones Industrials Average plunged nearly...
Caps Pay for Lack of Effort
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Three minutes of inspired play weren't enough to make up for the lackadaisical effort that came before them for the Washington Capitals. A pair of late goals made the score say otherwise, but the Caps...
Chambliss Wins Re-Election in Georgia Runoff; Democrats Deprived of Supermajority
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss won re-election Tuesday in the Georgia runoff, giving the party a face-saving victory in an otherwise dismal election cycle and dashing Democrats' hope for a supermajority...
Clinton Challenged in Key Cabinet Role; Group Cites Ineligibility Clause
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CHICAGO -- President-elect Barack Obama is set to name New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson as his secretary of commerce on Wednesday morning, finalizing more Cabinet selections as a government watchdog...
Comets Just Flamed out; Economic Troubles Cause WNBA Team to Close Shop
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Imagine the New York Yankees going out of business. Picture the Boston Celtics closing up shop. That's reality for the WNBA. The Houston Comets, the league's most decorated franchise, has suspended operations...
Conservatives Form Panel to Vet RNC Hopefuls; Group Includes Candidates for National Chairman Post
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In a highly unusual move, 37 self-identified conservatives on the 168-member Republican National Committee have formed a group to vet candidates for the $200,300-a-year, elected post of Republican national...
Credit Crunches Carmakers; Falling Gas Prices Not Enough to Fuel Auto Sales
Byline: David M. Dickson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES On the day that U.S. auto executives appealed to Congress for a $25 billion bailout, General Motors Corp. reported that its U.S. sales plummeted 41 percent in November compared with a year ago. Ford...
D.C. Toasts Obama with 5 A.M. Last Call; Bars Hail Inaugural Festivities
Byline: Michael Drost and Timothy Warren, THE WASHINGTON TIMES These are heady times. Hoping to tap in to an inaugural bonanza, the D.C. Council Tuesday night voted 12-1 to push back last call to 5 a.m. and allow bars and restaurants to serve...
Defending Bush
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Defending Bush Fox News journalist Chris Wallace on Monday evening defended President Bush against criticism by Hollywood filmmaker Ron Howard that the president has abused his office in a way similar...
Don't Placate Russia; Bear Down on the Bear
Byline: Helle Dale, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Changing foreign policy in the final weeks of an outgoing administration does not make much sense. So you have to wonder why the Bush administration is changing the tune on Georgia and Ukraine's...
Gathering Storm
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES GATHERING STORM Latin America will soon be hit by the international financial crisis, but most countries are unprepared for the gathering storm, said a former Costa Rican ambassador to the United States....
Going with the Grain; Rice, Beans, Even Pasta Regain Favor
Byline: Gabriella Boston, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Grains and pastas are no longer evil. Not like they used to be back in the Atkins diet days, when they were considered dirty words at best. Instead, as the economy tanks and people are looking to...
Groups: Marlin off the Menu
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Longtime residents of this area will have no difficulty remembering when Ocean City was touted as the White Marlin Capital of the World many years ago. Although there are still occasional catches of...
Happy Campers; African Children Learn Skills for Living with AIDS
Byline: Karen Goldberg Goff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The fight against HIV and AIDS in South Africa is being waged through soccer and swimming, arts and crafts, education and fun. That battle started here in the United States, where Phil Lilienthal,...
Hudson Suspect Confesses
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hudson suspect confesses William Balfour, who was arrested Monday in the killings of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson's family members, has admitted the shootings to someone else, law-enforcement...
Journalists Become 'Self-Reverential' Celebrities
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It is the season to weigh anchors: Newsmen have become the news. And the gossip. One may run for office. Many are vying for a single plum job. Another is suing his old network for millions. It is...
Kitchens Go Global
Byline: Richard Slusser, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Kitchens go global So the turkey was from Pennsylvania, the cranberries from New England, sweet potatoes from North Carolina, pumpkin for the pie from Libby's, and the corn meal that made the cornbread...
Marching toward Wellness
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The military finally is getting ahead in the head business - tackling the psychological health and traumatic brain injuries of soldiers and their families in a comprehensive way. It's happening at the...
Mike Vick's Plea
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Former Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick could be out of prison and back on a football field by summer, thanks to the plea deal he worked out last week with the Commonwealth of Virginia for operating a dogfighting racket...
New Low Mortgage Rates out of Reach; Many Owners Not Qualified
Byline: David M. Dickson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Many of the would-be borrowers who have bombarded mortgage lenders with phone calls since interest rates dropped last week are finding they don't qualify for loans. Credit standards remain significantly...
No More Big 3 Loans
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In order to understand the folly of Congress' decision to consider a second $25 billion-guaranteed loan bailout for Chrysler, Ford and General Motors, one need only look at what happened when Chrysler was given $1.2...
Obama Sees Strength in States; Federalist Message to Governors Appeals to Republicans
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Borrowing a line from the Republican-revolution playbook of the 1990s, President-elect Barack Obama on Tuesday told the nation's governors that he wants them to reassert states as the laboratories for...
On Their Toes; SFB Brings High Energy to KenCen
Byline: Jean Battey Lewis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The San Francisco Ballet's performances at the Kennedy Center Opera House last week showed the company triumphing in major ways: the creative outreach of its opening program, followed by a lively staging...
Organizers in a Rush to Get Ready for Bowl
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Preparations for the EagleBank Bowl have entered the red zone. Organizers of the District's first bowl game are scrambling to sell tickets, nail down sponsorships and spruce up an aging stadium in time...
Panel Warns of Risk of an Attack by 2013
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The world will more likely than not face a terrorist attack using nuclear or biological weapons by 2013 if governments fail to undertake major security and prevention measures, according to a new bipartisan...
Pardoning Their Sins; in Retrospect, Sports' Biggest Turkeys Deserve a Bit of Clemency Now
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pardons, pardons, pardons. 'Tis the season to be issuing pardons. Why, just the other day, President Bush handed out 14 of them, like so many Thanksgiving turkeys - with more to come, no doubt. Which got...
Parents Failing the Job
Byline: Marybeth Hicks, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Public health officials love the parable of the floating babies. You may have heard it - the townspeople are gathered at the riverbank for a celebration when suddenly they notice a baby struggling...
Political Exile Fears Wrath of Kazakh Leader; Nation to Chair Panel on Security, Democracy
Byline: Jason Motlagh, THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIENNA, Austria -- On a late September afternoon, four Russian-speaking gunmen tried to kidnap Kazakhstan's former intelligence chief off a sidewalk in the heart of this normally low-crime capital. ...
Politicians Spending Donor Funds on Clothing
Byline: Jennifer Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin wasn't the only political candidate to go on a donor-funded shopping spree this election season. At least five other federal candidates also spent campaign money on their...
'Press' for Gregory?
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Press' for Gregory? NBC News denied Monday night that it was close to naming chief White House correspondent David Gregory as moderator of Meet the Press, MediaWeek.com reports. The Huffington...
Rank and File Sense End of Era for Automakers
Byline: Andrea Billups, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LANSING, Mich. -- As the Big Three automakers lobbied their loan plans Tuesday on Capitol Hill, autoworkers back in Michigan dread what they say is a certainty: The industry as they know it is sure to...
Receivers Usually Catch on Slowly; Rookies' Woes Aren't Unusual
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Malcolm Kelly saw the logic. A receiver's transition from college to the NFL requires learning a new playbook, competing against cornerbacks and safeties more gifted than those in the Big 12 and becoming...
Rove Tells Critics Bush Is Not Worst President
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK -- Karl Rove - the architect, the one-time senior White House adviser to President Bush - walked into the lion's den Tuesday night to argue that his former boss is not the worst president of the past...
Scruffy Stevenson Regains His Swagger; Guard Finds Lost Stroke for Wizards
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Many of the elements that served the Washington Wizards well during last year's playoff run without Gilbert Arenas have gone missing during the team's 2-12 start, but one of the most...
Seasonal Greenery from Yard
Byline: Ruth Hepner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The neighborhood was quiet on a recent Friday morning when the Maryland State Highway Administration crew came to put an orange construction fence through our backyards where the InterCounty Connector will...
Smorgasbord of Cookbooks; Complex and Basic Recipes
Byline: Richard Slusser, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It is the high season for cookbooks, and this year offers quite a selection, from basic to complicated, from tabletop volumes to books of comforting food. The handsomest and most expensive, so far -...
Terps Shooting for More; Patience Key vs. Michigan's Zone Defense
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES So many of the Maryland basketball team's traits bubbled to the surface in back-to-back losses to ranked teams at the Old Spice Classic. Patience was not one of them. The Terrapins, though, might...
The Iranian Threat; Mullahs Are Ready. Is the U.S.?
Byline: Peter Huessy, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The new administration faces a tough decision after it takes office in January. Will it continue the deployment of a missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic, urging their parliaments...
The 'Pay as You Can' Cafe
Byline: Christopher Gergen and Gregg Vanourek, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES This holiday season, many are thinking of those who are less fortunate. Taking that sentiment several steps further, Brad and Libby Birky of Denver have created a nonprofit...
Virginia Governor Candidates Preview Race; Transportation, Taxes Top Panel Discussion
Byline: Gary Emerling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND -- The top candidates for Virginia's governorship came together Tuesday for the first time, giving an opening glimpse of what is expected to be a hotly contested race next year. The 90-minute...
What India Needs
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The recent terrorist strikes in Mumbai highlights the bravery of the men and women who sacrificed to end the siege. For three days, 10 men armed with assault rifles, grenades and explosives launched a killing and terror...
What Is Economic Stimulus?
Byline: Richard W. Rahn, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES How much should the U.S. government spend on an economic stimulus program? If you have trouble answering the question, it is because it is the wrong question. The United States (and the...
You Better Back Up, or Else
Byline: Mark Kellner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES This may not be the most sexy technology topic for the holidays, but, I promise, you'll thank me someday. If you're not backing up your computer now, you need to, and the sooner, the better. Why? Life...