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 21, 2008

20 Years Later, Pain of Lockerbie Still Fresh
Byline: Ben Conery, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sharon Hurst Duross said her family spends every Dec. 21 burying her brother. It's a grim anniversary and Sunday marks the 20th year since Mark Hurst, 38, and 269 other people were killed when a bomb hidden...
30,000 More Troops Eyed for Afghanistan; Mullen Calls India Crucial to Tack
Byline: Sara A. Carter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES KABUL, Afghanistan -- Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Michael G. Mullen on Saturday said the Pentagon has revised its counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan, noting that any solution to the current...
Actions by EMS to Get 2nd Look; Fire Chief Seeks Probe of 911 Call
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. Fire and EMS Chief Dennis L. Rubin has asked the city's inspector general to investigate the death of a Northeast man after the man called 911 for chest pains but reportedly was told by paramedics...
After Dark Fiction, Finding Faith
Byline: James E. Person Jr. , SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES CALLED OUT OF DARKNESS: A SPIRITUAL CONFESSION By Anne Rice Knopf, $23.95, 256 pages REVIEWED BY JAMES E. PERSON JR. At one point in his novel A Clergyman's Daughter, George...
A Long-Term Advantage
Byline: J.T. Young, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Make no mistake: after the November elections, conservatives' glass is less than half full. But the glass isn't empty. While the short-term may be politically tough, it could also be shorter...
A New Liver, a New Life; Terp Makes a Comeback after Receiving Transplant
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Joseph Cesa looks over at his younger son and thinks about all that has happened - the move to Maryland, the search for an organ donor, waiting and waiting for the call that finally came. You never...
An Expedition to Armageddon
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES One hot spring day in 1986, a bunch of us visited the great archaeological site Megiddo in Israel's Jezreel Valley to see where history would end. The past and the future come together as one stands atop...
A Turnover for the Worse; A Dandy Outing, except for Navy
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo gave credit to Wake Forest, repeatedly. Wake coach Jim Grobe gave credit to Navy. And EagleBank, which sponsored the best local college football game ever played five days before...
A Turnover for the Worse; Miscue by Mids Sparks Deacons
Byline: Mike Fratto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ken Niumatalolo knew Alphonso Smith was going to have an impact Saturday. So it was a relief to the Navy coach when Wake Forest's All-American cornerback fumbled in the first quarter on a rare carry. ...
Bailout Billions Hang in Balance; Paulson Foes on Left, Right
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Under fire from the left and the right, Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. has a tough fight and few allies as he seeks congressional approval to top off the tank with the second $350 billion from...
Blagogate
Byline: Jeffrey T. Kuhner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has become the poster child for the rampant corruption endemic in Chicago politics - commonly known as the Chicago way. Yet Blagogate is about more than a brazen attempt...
Bush Claims Civil Rights Gains; Trusts History to Judge His Record
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Declaring Barack Obama's election a very hopeful moment for race relations, President Bush asserts his own administration did much to empower minorities, calling the No Child Left Behind education law a...
Bush Helped out Home-Schoolers
Byline: Michael Smith, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES At a time when President George W. Bush will leave office with some of the lowest approval ratings in the history of the presidency, there is one group of citizens who should be grateful for...
Bush Unplugged: Presidency Begins, Ends with Challenge
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Following are excerpts from The Washington Times' interview with President Bush: On his presidency: When people take an objective look, they'll say - hopefully they'll say, one, he protected the country; two, he...
California Democrats Use Loophole to Pass Tax Hike
Byline: David M. Dickson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES California Republicans and taxpayer groups are vowing to go to court and initiate a referendum to halt nearly $10 billion in tax increases Democrats passed in a special session Thursday night. In...
Civics Lesson
Byline: Ed Feulner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Americans are about to get a civics lesson - and not a moment too soon. Next month hordes of visitors will flood the National Mall to watch the swearing in of President-elect Barack Obama. Millions...
Cooking Goes from Virtual to Hands-On
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Families get a hand-held and hands-on look into the world of cuisine with What's Cooking? Jamie Oliver (for DS from Atari, $29.99). Bringing in the personality of the Naked Chef, this interactive cooking...
Energy Resources, Corription of Government
Byline: James Srodes , SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES DRILL HERE, DRILL NOW, PAY LESS: A HANDBOOK FOR SLASHING GAS PRICES AND SOLVING OUR ENERGY CRISIS By Newt Gingrich Regnery, $14.95, 135 pages (paper) SO DAMN MUCH MONEY: THE TRIUMPH...
EXPERIMENTAL TEMPLE; Synagogue's Director Plays by Her Own Rules
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Much has been said of Washington's historic and innovative Sixth and I Synagogue but little of the marketing genius behind its success. When Esther Safran Foer left a successful career in public relations...
For Baugh, One Heck of a Ride
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The death of legendary Washington Redskins quarterback Sammy Baugh on Wednesday produced a flood of tributes featuring the word great. Yet very little was said of Slingin' Sam's great sense of timing. ...
Forgiveness Offers Path to Freedom
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Part two of two Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculee Ilibagiza hid in a tiny bathroom with seven others for 91 days in 1994, while madness stalked the land. Hutu militias murdered between 800,000...
For Some, This May Be Goodbye
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Redskins' playoff hopes could be snuffed out by the time their game kicks off Sunday afternoon. And when they're finished battling the Philadelphia Eagles, it could be the final time that...
High-Profile Runners Agree to Race in Boston
Byline: Steve Nearman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES While the London Marathon has been attracting elite spring runners for many years, the Boston Marathon has given its fans two good reasons to cheer. Earlier this month, marathon officials announced...
Highway Poses Threat to Vital Creek
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A controversial plan to build a four-lane highway known as the Cross County Connector in Southern Maryland's Charles County not only upsets community-action groups that believe local leaders continue to...
Hill Hypocrites Chug COLAs
Byline: Adrienne T. Washington, THE WASHINGTON TIMES From Advertising Age's Web site comes the try to spin this one challenge of the day: Pretend you work for Congress ... and have to spin congressional pay raises in a positive light No cheating:...
His Gift of Comedy for a Weary World
Byline: Martin Sieff, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Of writing books about Charlie Chaplin there is no end, and much study of them is a weariness after the flesh. But this wonderful work is different. Chaplin was arguably the most innovative...
How Lincoln Dealt with His Generals
Byline: John M. Taylor , SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES TRIED BY WAR: ABRAHAM LINCOLN AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF By James M. McPherson Penguin, $35, 329 pages, illus. REVIEWED BY JOHN M. TAYLOR In 1988, Princeton historian James McPherson...
Hoyas Unimpressive in Another Victory
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Georgetown's lethargic victory against Mount St. Mary's was a case of the quiet after the storm. Ten days of exams sandwiched around an emotionally taxing overtime conquest of No. 17 Memphis yielded...
Lean at National Gallery; British Filmmaker's Restored Works Screened for Centennial
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES David Lean Restored, the National Gallery of Art's final movie program of the year, devotes this weekend and the next to revivals of the eight features directed in Britain by Mr. Lean during the 1940s. In...
Little Strength in Numbers; Tapscott Downplays Stats in Judging Progress
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two games after he made the fourth lineup change of his brief tenure as the Washington Wizards' interim coach, Ed Tapscott was asked how he determines if he is progressing toward the successful formula. ...
Nature's Revenge; Gohlke Retrospective Exposes the Unromantic Side of the American Landscape
Byline: Deborah K. Dietsch , THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nature rules in Frank Gohlke's photographs, but not in a picturesque or awe-inspiring way. His unspectacular images record the devastating effects of tornadoes, fires, volcanic eruptions and pollution...
No Room in AFL for Sorry Lions
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's a shame the Arena League is being forced to shut down for a year. I mean, the NFL was all set to demote the Lions. *** And it's not like the CFL can take Detroit in. They've already got the British...
North Korean Impasse
Byline: Richard Halloran, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The negotiations intended to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear arms have all but collapsed and the finger-pointing to affix blame is under way. At the same time, the conventional...
No Vengeance for Capitals in Philadelphia
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PHILADELPHIA -- There were several dozen hats thrown on the ice at Wachovia Center when Philadelphia Flyers fans thought Jeff Carter had recorded his third goal Saturday afternoon. It turned out Scott...
'Obama Girl' Inspires Israeli Activist; 'Livni Boy' Up on YouTube
Byline: Josh Mitnick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TEL AVIV -- Trying to replicate the popularity of the Obama girl video that played on YouTube during the recent U.S. presidential campaign, a backer of Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has produced a knockoff...
Obama Science-Tech Team Takes Aim at Global Warming
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President-elect Barack Obama on Saturday said he will once again put science at the top of our agenda and announced a science-and-technology team designed to tackle global warming. Mr. Obama tapped...
Objects in This Column Are Closer Than They Appear
Byline: Carleton Bryant, THE WASHINGTON TIMES I don't mind saying Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas this time of year because people are celebrating all kinds of different stuff. Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, winter solstice - it's a...
Paging PEBO
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Paging PEBO Journalists have already gotten weary of saying President-elect Barack Obama, and now have invented their own little lexicon of monickers for the nation's 44th president. Insiders have...
Resist the Urge to Trash Husbands
Byline: Julie Baumgardner , SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Recently, I have noticed what appears to be a cultural phenomenon - wives talking badly about their husbands behind their backs. I guess women feel a sense of camaraderie when they discover...
Reworking the Warfare Equation
Byline: F.Andy Messing and F.Andy Messing, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Between the selection of a new defense and foreign affairs team and the Democratic Party's control of Congress, future U.S. warfare strategies will be significantly impacted....
Son Needs Help to Sleep in His Bed
Byline: Vicki Johnson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Ms. Vicki, Please help quick. My 6-year-old son has been sleeping with me since my husband was deployed and now he refuses to sleep alone. At first I allowed him to sleep with me...
Spotlight Returns to Wake's Harris
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Wake Forest fullback-turned-tailback Kevin Harris had only nine carries all season entering Saturday's EagleBank Bowl. Could he - or anyone else for that matter - have envisioned earning more than...
The Doyenne, Her Assets, Abused
Byline: Sandra McElwaine , SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mrs. Astor Regrets is a saga about sex, avarice, jealousy, betrayal, infidelity, alcoholism, social position, gossip, power, vanity and ultimately money - lots of it, and Brooke Russell...
The Economy Needs a Shot in the Arm
Byline: Jim Powell, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES President-elect Barack Obama's intention to blitz the economy with infrastructure spending will not be as effective as another option available to him: permanent, across-the-board tax cuts. ...
The Economy Needs a Shot in the Arm
Byline: William J. Congdon and Jeffrey R. Kling, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The condition of the U.S. economy is alarming, as is evidenced by recent trends in the labor market. Payrolls shrunk by 533,000 jobs in November, the worst monthly...
Unknown Hero
Byline: Paul Kengor, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES If you're looking for a book as a Christmas gift, I suggest an oldie but goodie, and in honor of the fact that it was 20 years ago that this nation quietly honored the subject of the book: a hero,...
WASHINGTON REDSKINS (7-7) vs. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (8-5-1); Today: 4:15 P.M. / Where: FedEx Field / TV: Chs. 5, 45 / Radio: ESPN 980
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES KEY MATCHUP EAGLES WR DeSEAN JACKSON vs. REDSKINS CB DeANGELO HALL Earlier this week, Redskins defensive coordinator Greg Blache was talking about Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson. He then was asked...
WELCOME MALIA & SASHA; Tips for Obama Girls on Fun Side of D.C
Byline: Karen Goldberg Goff and Gabriella Boston, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Malia and Sasha, Welcome to Washington! You are going to love it here. There is a lot to do. We know life will be different, what with being the president's daughters...