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 26, 2008

3 Bedrooms in Dale City
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Hylton Group is building 27 town homes at Saddle Ridge in Dale City, near Potomac Mills and other shopping centers, golf courses, parks, and a VRE station. Each home in this Prince William...
A Crowded Chopping Block; after a Rather Tame 2008, This Year Promises Lots of Coaching Changes
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES By NFL standards, last year's offseason coaching moves were downright docile. Only four teams made changes - Atlanta, Miami, Baltimore and the Redskins - and all went with first-time coaches who have...
At Least One Corner Likely to Go
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In Carlos Rogers, Shawn Springs, DeAngelo Hall and Fred Smoot, the Washington Redskins have four cornerbacks worthy of being starters. The question now is who is going to be back in 2009. I don't think...
Bailout Could Cost Taxpayers $100 Billion; Restructuring Delays Will Lead to Bigger Rescue Tab
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The cost to taxpayers of the bailout for Detroit automakers could rise to more than $100 billion if the companies fail to radically restructure as the Bush administration is demanding in exchange for federal...
Bale Up the Bailouts
Byline: Ed Feulner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES So much for checks and balances. It looks as if the Bush administration intends to spend billions of dollars bailing out the American automotive industry. That announcement came immediately...
Basilica Christmas Dinner Feeds Soul, Lifts Spirit; More Than 700 Eat at Charity Event in District
Byline: Joseph Weber, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nathaniel Jordan, a 69-year-old D.C. resident, has eaten free Christmas dinners from charitable groups around the world. But he rates the one Thursday at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate...
Best of the Weekend in Sports
Byline: Drew Hansen, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NFL final weekend - Somehow Norv Turner has the Chargers playing for the playoffs Sunday in a do-or-die game against the Broncos for the AFC West crown. The AFC East race is also up for grabs along with...
Caps Prospect Sneaks onto Canada's A-List
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Every December, there's an evaluation camp to determine which players will represent Canada in the International Ice Hockey Federation World Under-20 Championships. The group of slightly fewer than...
Catapulting to National Attention; D.I.Y. Band Makes Break for Stardom
Byline: Andrew Leahey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES To understand how far Elizabeth & the Catapult have traveled since 2004, look no further than the band's recent onslaught of upgrades. The trio signed with Verve Records in 2008, bringing an end to...
Chalk Up Another Loss for Wilting Wizards
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CLEVELAND -- The majority of Americans who tuned into TNT's broadcast of the game between the Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers on Christmas Day did so expecting to witness the heroics of MVP candidate...
'Dark Knight' Shines Bright
Byline: Sonny Bunch, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 2008 was a weird year at the cineplex, at least for list-making purposes. Outside of the top five, very few movies felt like must-includes. The films in the second half of this list feel largely interchangeable...
Do the Right Thing; Strike at the Roots of Poverty
Byline: Helene Gayle, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The words arrived this summer on my desk in Atlanta from the tiny African nation of Malawi. They described the widespread benefits of a new fish farm in a country where half of the more than...
Fate Gets Fishy for Jets, Favre
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The unofficial battle between Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers goes to Chad Pennington. Or so it would seem going into the final weekend of the NFL season. Pennington is the quarterback who was released...
Fragile Truce in Congo Nears Breaking Point; Rebels Blame Troops
Byline: Alex Moore, THE WASHINGTON TIMES GOMA, Congo -- Despite a recently beefed up effort by the United Nations to prevent more bloodshed, hostilities are threatening to break out again in this provincial capital in eastern Congo as rebels accused...
Good News in Bad Times
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Want to know how desperate things are for the music biz these days? Coldplay was accused not once, but twice, of plagiarizing the melody of its mediocre song Viva la Vida. Perhaps it's an inevitability...
Holly Weatherwax
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Name: Holly Weatherwax Company: Momentum Realty Address: 19349 Youngs Cliff Road, Potomac Falls, VA 20165 (although I work from my home office in Reston) Phone: 571/643-4902 Fax: 703/842-8575 E-mail address:...
It's the Clothes, Stupid; Iran's Dress-Code Crackdown
Byline: Nir Boms and Shayan Arya, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The nuclear issue, rising inflation, unemployment and a failing economy ought to occupy the time and energy of the Iranian leadership and the agenda of the Iranian government. Yet,...
Keeping America Safe; Post 9/11 Policies and Practices Are Working
Byline: Michael Chertoff, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Why has our country remained safe since September 11? Because of concrete policies the president has pursued - policies that range from reorganizing the intelligence community to taking the...
Lost Decade
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Lost decade Mr. Obama's troops palpitate with excitement at the prospect of $1 trillion in 'stimulus,' though any net benefit to the economy likely will be incidental, Wall Street Journal business columnist...
'Marley' Trainer Gets Dogs to Be Dogs, but on Cue
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Think working with vain actors can be difficult? Try sharing a set with a dog that might dart away if a tantalizing scent hits its cold, wet nose. Veteran animal trainer Jim Warren has been coaxing...
Meeting Eyed for Top Post Hopefuls; 'Level Playing Field' Sought
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A power struggle that will determine the future leadership of the Republican Party has broken into the open as dissatisfied Republican leaders pushed for a meeting early next month that they hope will...
No Appraisal to Refinance Warranted
Byline: Henry Savage, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As disappointing economic news continues to pour out of various government agencies, mortgage rates have remained low since their abrupt plunge a few days before Thanksgiving. Last week, Freddie...
No End in Sight; Bugel Not Ready to Retire Just Yet
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It has been a tough time this Christmas, Joe Bugel said. His wife, Brenda, and daughters Angie and Jennifer were all back home in Arizona. The Bugels' other daughter, Holly, died of cancer in August. I talked...
Obama Plays Tough Game; Loves Shooting Hoops
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Harry S. Truman got a bowling alley for his birthday. Ronald Reagan rode horses. George W. Bush rides mountain bikes. John F. Kennedy liked to sail. Teddy Roosevelt wrestled and boxed and did just about everything...
Obama's Liberal Problem - or Not?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES President-elect Barack Obama is taking considerable heat from the left and from homosexuals for his cabinet appointments and for his invitation to the Rev. Rick Warren, a Southern Baptist and evangelical, to give the...
Only 26 Days Left for Bush-Bashing
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With only 26 days left to harangue, mock and bash President Bush, some of our colleagues in the media aren't wasting a day. Bashing ex-presidents, except for the ex-presidents with shrill prominent wives,...
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: most disappointing teams this year. Ryan O'Halloran: I didn't think...
Price Is Right Close in or in Roomy 'Burbs
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nearly two years ago in the Jan. 12, 2007, issue, the Friday Home Guide surveyed homes in the Washington area that were listed for sale at $350,000. At that time, 57 of the 11,879 homes on...
Recalling Barber's Excellence
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's no balls, two strikes, three on. It's a high fly ball going to medium center field. Harry Craft comes under it, sets and takes it, and it's a double no-hitter for Vander Meer." This description of...
Rosslyn's 26-Story Tower of Style Turns Heads
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Floor-to-ceiling windows frame sweeping views of the Potomac River, Key Bridge, Georgetown, the Washington National Cathedral, the Washington Monument and the Kennedy Center at the homes in...
Sales Slow, but Still Up from 2007
Byline: Chris Sicks, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As expected, November was one of the slowest months of the year for the Washington-area real estate market. Every year, November and December are the toughest months to sell a home. Sellers...
Shooting the Squared Circle; 'The Wrestler' Probes the Loss of Fame
Byline: Sonny Bunch, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The quickest way to elicit a grimace from Darren Aronofsky, director of The Wrestler, is to suggest his latest film is depressing, a downer. It's an easy mistake to make, considering the subject matter -...
Six-Bedroom Tudor near National Cathedral
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Strollers along Cathedral Avenue Northwest, just west of Massachusetts Avenue, may admire the Tudor-style homes that line the north side of the 3800 block. Arched gateways link the residences...
Superlatives in Solid Field
Byline: Jean Battey Lewis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dance, often called the liveliest of the arts, lived up to its reputation this year with a bevy of riveting productions and performances. A word of caution: With so much to see, I may well have missed...
The Gift of Happiness
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Tis the season to be jolly, and to give to charity. Hard to do in this economic environment? Consider that the working poor give a higher percentage of their meager income to charity than the wealthy and middle class,...
The Riverfront on Mill Island
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Wormald Cos. is building 18 luxurious, riverfront single-family homes on homesites from 4,461 to 8,500 square feet at River View Estates on Mill Island at Worman's Mill in Frederick, close...
Unlikely Winners
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance, THE WASHINGTON TIMES This wasn't a great year for great films - but it was a great year for good ones. The year's last couple of months usually are the best in the film critic's calendar, as studios screen their Oscar...
USA Is King of Cable
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES USA is king of cable USA Network has regained its crown as the year's most-watched basic-cable channel, while football and election coverage dominated the top of the programming chart. According...
Violent Resolutions? Teens Losing Key Ethical Concepts
Byline: Grace Vuoto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Many American teens regard violence as acceptable. A recent poll conducted by Opinion Research surveyed 750 boys and girls from 12 to 17 years of age and found that the majority of teens provided a variety...