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 30, 2008

4 Bands Worthy of Note; Success May Not Be That Far Away
Byline: Adam Mazmanian, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There's no scientific way to measure when a band breaks out. For the band itself, it might mean touring in a rental van and staying in hotels instead of cramming into an old station wagon and couch-surfing....
Aanenson, Quentin C
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Aanenson, Quentin C. On December 28, 2008 Quentin C. Aanenson of Bethesda, Maryland. Beloved husband of Jacqueline G. Aanenson. Devoted father of Vicki J. Murphy, Jerry L. Aanenson and Debra D. Pyers. Dear...
Addressing the Good, Bad; Zorn Attempts to Color Season in Positive Way
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Jim Zorn came full circle Monday at Redskin Park, conducting his season-ending news conference in a shirt and tie for the second time since being hired as Washington's coach. During his public unveiling...
After Painting Virginia Blue, Kaine Grips Green
Byline: Gary Emerling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND -- With just a year left in his term, Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine counts whipping his traditionally Republican state into a win for Barack Obama as one of his biggest successes, but he hopes to leave...
A History of Factional Bloodshed
Byline: Sol Schindler, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The current retaliatory bombing of Gaza by Israeli warplanes once more focuses the world's attention on this tiny strip of land. The enmity between Hamas and Israel is well-known, but Jonathan...
Another Year Lacking That Happy Ending
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES We begin this autopsy with a few words from Jim Zorn, uttered in the aftermath of the Redskins' Latest Wrenching Loss, this one 27-24 to the 49ers in the 2008 closer. Standing at a podium in his burgundy team...
Caps Could Be Due Several All-Star Nods
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Last season at about this time, Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green was making his case for a spot in the NHL All-Star Game, but the invitation never arrived. This year, the Caps are near the...
Closings Loom for Big-Name Stores; Retailers Verge on Bankruptcy as Recession Stretches into '09
Byline: David M. Dickson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If the horrific holiday retail sales are any indication, it's likely that Circuit City, Linens-n-Things, the Sharper Image and other chains that have sought bankruptcy protection in 2008 will be joined...
Constitutional Curiosity
Byline: Bruce Fein, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the backwaters of the news like motor vehicle accidents, reports recently appeared that the United States and the Republic of Georgia are to sign a strategic partnership treaty next Sunday,...
Cuba Today; 50 Years of Castro's Reign
Byline: Carlos M. Gutierrez, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fifty years ago on Jan 1, 1959, Fidel Castro's rebels marched into Havana overthrowing the Batista dictatorship and promising the people of Cuba a revolution based on democracy, prosperity...
Da Governor?
Byline: Victor Morton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Da Governor? Several weeks ago, this column ventured beyond the all-political blogs to a Yahoo Sports football blog post on what might have been if former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka had agreed to...
Failure Rewarded No More
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES At the same time an Associated Press analysis found that banks getting taxpayer bailouts gave their top executives nearly $1.6 billion in salaries, bonuses and other benefits last year, a Rasmussen poll reported that...
Fenty, Federal Law and School Choice
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES As many as 23 former D.C. school buildings are on the public selling block despite the fact that federal law says charter schools (also public) should get first dibs. Mayor Adrian Fenty has decided that developers are...
Fishy Omega-3 Risks; Pendulum Swings Back to Common Sense
Byline: David Martosko, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES On December 12, The Washington Post published excerpts from a fascinating Food and Drug Administration draft report about fish that contradicts what environmental activists and government regulators...
Gaza Conflict, Recession Shake Stocks
Byline: Richard C. Gross, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Investor worries about the future of the high-tech sector because of the recession, the collapse of a joint venture involving Dow Chemical and a spike in oil prices because of Israel's assault against...
Hoyas Post Statement Win; Georgetown Frontcourt Slows Thabeet
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES HARTFORD, Conn. -- Georgetown entered Monday night's game at Connecticut staring at a brutal three-game stretch to open Big East play. The Hoyas left XL Center with a statement: They still are a force...
Israel Postures to Reshape Truce; Troops Line Gaza Border, Slam Hamas for Third Day
Byline: Joshua Mitnick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ASHKELON, Israel -- Israel bombarded Gaza for a third day Monday and massed forces at the border of the coastal strip in an onslaught that appeared aimed in part at restoring a six-month truce on more...
It's Time Once More to Blame the Jews
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Israelis finally get enough of the constant rain of rockets on their border towns and villages, fired by Hamas thugs recognized by nearly everybody as international jackals, and strike back to stop...
Mamet's Life Mirrors Art
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mamet's life mirrors art David Mamet was as profane and abusive as the expletive-spewing characters in his plays when he taught theater classes at New York University, a new book reveals. In...
MARS for Defense
Byline: Stanley Orman and Eugene Fox, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In an article in the Dec. 8 issue of Defense News, we advocated a change to a new multifaceted, multinational policy for dealing with nuclear security in the changed world. We...
MARYLAND (7-5) vs. NEVADA (7-5)
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Today: 4:30 p.m. - Where: Bronco Stadium, Boise, Idaho TV: ESPN- Radio: FM-106.7, FM-105.7, AM-1300 MATCHUP TO WATCH Maryland offensive line vs. Nevada front seven Maryland's strength was supposed...
Maryland Women Start Slowly in Rout
Byline: Mike Fratto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Their shots weren't falling. Their defense was breaking down. And they were losing to an unranked opponent 14 minutes into Monday's game. The Maryland women were in a post-Christmas haze, so coach Brenda...
Mission: Burkina Faso; Md. Family Lives Faith 17 Years
Byline: Bruce Frazer, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES More than 17 years ago - on Sept. 14, 1991 - The Washington Times reported on a Silver Spring couple named Stuart and Cathie Showalter, two Christian missionaries who had recently spent two years...
Not Ready
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Not ready In the beginning, just three long weeks ago, the idea of Caroline Kennedy being a United States senator had a certain ring to it. The Camelot myth still has shelf life and a merger with the...
Now Sits Expectation in the Air; the Challenges That Await the President-Elect Mount
Byline: Tony Blankley, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As President-elect Barack Obama vacations with his family in Hawaii and publicly complains about the intrusiveness of the press pool and the intense scrutiny of his Secret Service team, I suspect...
Obama's Silence Lets Him Assess Conflict, Reaction
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President-elect Barack Obama's silence during the early days of Israel's bombardment of the Gaza Strip speaks volumes about the complexity of the Middle East crisis that he will soon inherit and may preserve...
On Rehabilitating Bush Brand; Two-Term Florida Governor Left Office with 60 Percent Approval
Byline: Kara Rowland, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush ponders a campaign for the seat of retiring Sen. Mel Martinez, the decision comes down to how best to rehabilitate the Bush brand as well as the Republican party, possibly...
Otulaja Helps Terps Tune Up for Wolf Pack
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BOISE, Idaho -- Nose tackle Bemi Otulaja cradled his new iPod last week in Maryland's team house. It was one of several goodies handed out to players for Tuesday's Humanitarian Bowl. It wouldn't be...
Quick Wins Close out 2008
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With the new year around the corner, we offer up a couple of quickie wins this week to give readers enough time to prepare for the partying. The 35th annual Eastern Open is finishing up Tuesday night...
Religion a Health Resource
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A monumental change is occurring in the world of psychology. The emerging answer to the question Is religion good for your health? is (drumroll, please) It depends. What, you're not impressed?...
RNC Draft Accuses Bush of Supporting 'Socialism'
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Republican Party officials say they will try next month to pass a resolution accusing President Bush and congressional Republican leaders of embracing socialism, underscoring deep dissension within the...
Rogers: 'I'm Not a Backup'; Cornerback Upset about Drop in Playing Time
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Cornerback Carlos Rogers seemed headed to the Pro Bowl at midseason. Now he's not even sure he will be back with the Washington Redskins after having his playing time drastically reduced. I'm not a backup...
Seen and Heard at Honda Center
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES HOUSTON -- Roughly 90 minutes before tipoff, Wizards interim coach Ed Tapscott walked up to the marker board in the visiting locker room to jot down his team's game plan for the Rockets. But before he...
Still Time to Change Your Health Care Plan; Enrollment Period Extended to Jan. 30
Byline: Mike Causey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If you have picked your 2009 federal health plan, that's great. Relax and let your co-workers continue to shop until they drop. For them, the hunt is still on through Jan. 30. The Federal Employees Health...
Tehran's Cannon Fodder
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Israel is defending itself. Damascus-based Hamas has taken Gaza's population hostage, while staging repeated cross-border attacks targeting Israeli soldiers. It now wants to blame Israel for Palestinian casualities that...
Terps' Seniors Seek a Proper Send-Off
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BOISE, Idaho -- Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen often speaks of the joy he receives from witnessing the growth of the players who pass through his program. The ebullient center who sprints everywhere...
Terrapins Going Back to Boarding School
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams perused the final stats moments after the Terrapins handled Bryant on Saturday. He knew precisely what he would find. Rebounding, always a potential bugaboo...
The SEC's New Chief-to-Be; Politics Aside, Obama's Pick Is a Reasonable Choice
Byline: John Berlau, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES President-elect Barack Obama's choice of Mary Schapiro to head the embattled Securities and Exchange Commission is historic for many reasons. In a presidency that will begin with many firsts,...
Treasury Will Give GMAC $5 Billion; Finance Arm near Collapse
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Treasury Department on Monday night provided General Motors' financing arm with a $5 billion cash infusion to prevent GMAC from nose-diving into bankruptcy. The stock investment in GMAC comes on...
Uh Oh
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES UH OH Three weeks to go until Inauguration Day, and organizers of the corresponding pomp and ceremony are keeping their fingers crossed that any frigid temperatures keep glued to the north. Time will...
Unions Clash with Cost-Cutting State Legislators; Deficits Push Lawmakers to Target Pay Hikes, Workdays
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DENVER -- Unions invested heavily in the 2008 election in Colorado, and it paid off: The labor movement defeated three anti-labor initiatives, including a right-to-work measure, and helped Democrats...
Week 17
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES STORY OF THE WEEK PLAYOFF BOUNDED Cough, gasp, choke. Those were the sounds Sunday from teams that were supposed to be playoff bound. The haughty Dallas Cowboys, the team with stars on their helmets...
Will Obama 'Go To' Defense?
Byline: Frank Gaffney Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES Presidents have discovered that the surest way to make history is by playing against type. The paradigmatic example occurred in 1972 when anti-communist Richard Nixon decided to go to Red China. Liberal...
Wizards Finally Get Back-to-Back Wins; Rockets Fall despite Late Surge
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES HOUSTON -- The Washington Wizards were in a familiar situation Monday against the Houston Rockets. As was the case in the teams' meeting Nov. 21, the Wizards led at the start of the fourth quarter. But...